Venice for Pleasure

Now in its seventh revised edition, Venice for Pleasure has become a minor classic, remaining in print for than 30 years Its simple object, in the author s own words, is to guide the reader to places he might otherwise miss and, having reached them, to tell him what he might wish to know and then leave him, preferably at a caf Extensive color illustrations, iNow in its seventh revised edition, Venice for Pleasure has become a minor classic, remaining in print for than 30 years Its simple object, in the author s own words, is to guide the reader to places he might otherwise miss and, having reached them, to tell him what he might wish to know and then leave him, preferably at a caf Extensive color illustrations, including classic paintings and historical maps accompany the text to reveal a Venice of 50, 100, and 500 years ago.
Venice for Pleasure Now in its seventh revised edition Venice for Pleasure has become a minor classic remaining in print for than years Its simple object in the author s own words is to guide the reader to places

  • Title: Venice for Pleasure
  • Author: J.G. Links
  • ISBN: 9781873429402
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback
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    394 Comment

    • Caro said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:22 PM

      Links speaks directly to the reader with what Jan Morris calls "the kind of urbanity that is masked in simplicity." He makes no great claims for this travel guide, saying "Its simple object is to guide the reader to places he might otherwise miss and, having reached them, to tell him what he might wish to know and then leave him there to admire, to enjoy or, perhaps, to be disappointed." He is brisk about the Accademia ("The first nineteen rooms of the Accademia can be done in half an hour by an [...]

    • Michael Spring said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:22 PM

      JG Links’ guide to the wonders of Venice, Venice for Pleasure, was first published around the time when England were winning the World Cup and Harold Wilson was puffing on his pipe as our prime minister.That it is still in print today should tell you something; that this is the book to have with you when first you visit that magical city.It has of course, been updated since it first saw the light of day in 1966. You can rely upon its seventh edition to make sense of the current Vaporetto route [...]

    • Seve said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:22 PM

      Not worth the reading. Unfortunately it is not up to other publications if one wants to know everything about Venice. There are better sources out there.

    • Michael said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:22 PM

      Old - new editions bringing it up to date, but still the best guid to Venice.

    • Djewesbury said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:22 PM

      I read it over Christmas, a month after coming back from Venice, where it was snowing. This book is fantastic. Witty, erudite, not hawking anything at you, not looking at you askance to work out whether you're a 'tourist' or a 'traveller' (bleugh, i hate em, go and do your Year in Provence over somebody else please) - JG Links is a gentleman. He was also the Queen's furrier and came to be the expert on Canaletto - this man had a taste for the finer things. One of those finer things is described, [...]

    • Britt Burgeson said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:22 PM

      This was less of a travel guide and more of an ode to the great city. I learned about the history of places places, which enriched my experience, but would have gotten hopelessly lost if relying on this text to plan / navigate Venice. In that light, it was the perfect text - meandering prose to accompany the experience of aimless wandering wonderment.I hugely enjoyed the way he used the first person plural throughout. As "we" explored the city, J.G. Links inserted his admiration of Venice, and h [...]

    • Sérgio Cristóvão said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:22 PM

      This is the travel guide I would like to have everywhere I travel. Very useful to enjoy your time in Venice, rather than spent useless time on tourists lures

    • Linda said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:22 PM

      an off the beaten path sort of guide, filled with anecdotes, character sketches, and historic photos.

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