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Venice History Packed with Exciting Stories

Venice History- Grand Canal

Venice Grand Canal

Destination: Venice, Italy

 Book: Venice: A New History by Thomas F. Madden (October 29, 2012)

While there is no question that Venice has a mystique about it, I have made no secret of the fact that I did not ¬†love Venice. Parts of it yes. Some fantastic art, yes.The Venice history, yes. And happily for all lovers of Venice and particularly of Venice’s history, there is a new and entertaining book–Venice: A New History, that fills us in on La Serenissima from how Attila the Hun was a founding father (in a way) to today’s struggles with tourism and acqua alta. Continue reading