Lost in Venice / Persa a Venezia (a bilingual book in English and Italian): Michelle Longega Wilson
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Tina Folsom presents: Venice, early 1800s. Isabella Tenderini, a wealthy merchant´s widow, rescues a stranger from drowning in one of Venice´s canals. And how does the man repay her selfless act? By kissing her - her, a respectable woman. Not only is Raphael di Santori grateful for his life being saved, he would also like to thank his rescuer very intimately - more intimately than decorum allows. But then, Raphael has never been one to play by the rules - as a vampire he doesn´t have to. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric G. Dove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011208/bk_acx0_011208_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An American chef meets the love of her life among the beautiful canals and exquisite cuisine of Venice-´´better than a romance novel, it´s the real thing´´ (New Orleans Times-Picayune). Fernando first sees Marlena across the Piazza San Marco and falls in love from afar. When he sees her again in a Venice café a year later, he knows it´s fate. He knows little English; she, a divorced American chef traveling through Italy, speaks only food-based Italian. Marlena thought she was done with romantic love, incapable of intimacy. Yet within months of their first meeting, she quits her job, sells her house in St. Louis, kisses her two grown sons goodbye, and moves to Venice to marry ´´the stranger,´´ as she calls Fernando. This deliciously satisfying memoir is filled with the foods and flavors of Italy and peppered with culinary observations and recipes. But the main course here is an enchanting true story about a woman who falls in love with both a man and a city, and finally finds the home she didn´t even know she was missing. ´´An irresistible grown-up love story.´´ -USA Today
Journey to the center of Venice, Italy! ´´Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.´´ (Truman Capote) And if you´ve yet to experience this hypnotic, floating city, what are you waiting for? Passport to European Travel Guides offers this comprehensive, yet quick and concise, five-day guide to Venice - one of the world´s most unique cities to visit. Have no idea where to start? Or maybe you have some idea but could use a treasure trove of great insider tips? Well, listen on! You see, we know your trip begins long before you even book the flight, so this guide is chock full of dynamite tips on everything you need to know before you go - and much, much more we know you´ll thank us for! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086422/bk_acx0_086422_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Venice, 1752. On a cold December night, a man is found strangled in a dark alley.High magistrate Marco Pisani is tasked with investigating the grisly murder. When two more bodies are discovered, it is clear there is a serial killer on the loose.Helped in his investigation by lawyer Zen, daring gondolier Nani and the cunning Chiara Renier, Pisani is determined to uncover the truth before the murderer strikes again. But to find answers, he must move among the city’s criminal underworld of spies, shady taverns and gambling halls.When the innocence of the victims is called into question, the case is turned on its head. For the first time in his career, the principled Pisani has to ask himself what is more important: following the letter of the law or pursuing justice? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Stella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/012104/bk_brll_012104_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I love Venice but preferably well out of season. February there is nice. Not too many people on the vaporetti. The museums are not too crowded. You can see the paintings by Veronese in San Sebastiano (my favorite Venetian church) without being jostled. You can get a table in any restaurant - though Venetian food, permanently tainted by the demands of mass tourism, is never a reliably good as it is in the rest of Italy. If you want to be sure of eating well, take a day trip out of Venice to one of the nearby cities of the terra firma: Padua, Verona, Vicenza.But thank God I wasn’t in Venice for the opening of this year’s Biennale, even though I had a number of artist friends who were exhibiting there. The crowds to get into the main shows are fierce, with queues at all the main national pavilions. So is the social competition. ´´Have you been invited to this?” ´´Have you got a ticket for that?” Elbows out. Armour-plated ego at the ready.The truth is, from the numerous reports coming in on my computer, I’m obviously better off sitting at my desk, looking at a screen. There have been few, if any, hosannahs for the all too numerous exhibitions on view. I’m content to let others do the legwork for me. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Wang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106497/bk_acx0_106497_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She has never forgotten Venice. Neither has he. Reed Stewart is busy with his daughter. Anika Taylor is busy with her career. Then they run into each other years after a trip that turned their lives upside down. When Reed hires Anika´s interior design firm to redecorate his home, the attraction between them burns just as strong as ever. But Anika has a painful secret. If she shares it, she runs the risk of losing Reed for good. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Pauley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099982/bk_acx0_099982_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Venice stands, as she loves to tell you, on the frontiers of the east and west, half-way between the setting and the rising sun. Goethe calls her ´´the market-place of the Morning and the Evening lands´´. Certainly no city on earth gives a more immediate impression of symmetry and unity, or seems more patently born to greatness. So Jan Morris remarks, with graceful literary distinction, on the qualities that have made Venice a unique place among the world’s great destinations. She has known it intimately for over six decades. She knows its history, its carvings, its idiosyncrasies, its weather, and all the Doges of the past. She returns even now, never tiring of this ´´dappled city, tremulous and flickering´´. She first wrote Venice in praise of it 50 years ago and has revised the book three times. To open this premiere audiobook recording, Jan Morris reads a personal introduction which perfectly distils a lifetime’s fascination with La Serenissima. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sebastian Comberti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000569/bk_naxo_000569_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you are planning to go to Venice for vacation or business, and you only have two or three days and you want to make the best of your short stay, then you have come to the right place. The focus of this book is to make your short stay one of the most-memorable experiences of your life. The goal of this book is not to squeeze everything the city has to offer into 2-3 days. The goal is to show you the best of the city in a short time. I know people like different things, but Venice is such an incredible city that even in a small area you will find a variety of things that will fascinate or interest you. If you are looking for the encyclopedia of travel books, then don´t buy this book. This book is for a short stay traveler only! We focus on the best the city has to offer. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn... Understanding Modern Venice How Venice Came Into Being An Overview Of The City Transport and Safety Museums and Art Galleries Restaurants, Bars, Clubs and Nightlife Sample 3 Day Itinerary Extra Time, a bonus section of attractions Much, much more 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Reeves. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097962/bk_acx0_097962_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.