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So, You Want to Go to . . . Venice!

So, You Want to Go to is a feature on my blog in which I discuss a destination that I love.  I'm going to tell you about books set there that will give you a feeling for the destination and make you immediately want to visit (and maybe even give you a playlist). Please let me know about your favorite books that take place in the featured location!

Today I am all about VeniceThe City of Canals. There really is nowhere else like it in the world - a city floating on water, you feel magical walking along the canals, and then you add the food, the art, the glass.  I tried to pick books that capture the spirit of this city throughout time - so many classics are set there!


In Venice, you've got to stroll along the canals and be serenaded on a gondola! You have eat ALL of the Italian food and visit all of the museums and churches. The art is beyond incredible and the city is difficult to describe. Go to Murano and be amazed by the glassblowers. I've been there with snow when it was beyond cold but so beautiful you could cry - it is definitely crowded and hot in the summer but still beautiful!

Have you read any of these? Have you been to Venice?
Do you have a favorite book set there?

Comments

  1. Well, I've never had a burning desire to visit Venice... and I've not read a single book you shared. About the only thing I can get on board with is the Italian food. And that totally works for me today. :)

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  2. Yes, I definitely want to go there!! And these are all new to me books.

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  3. Venice is a really magical place - great topic and great list!

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  4. Ah Venice sound so nice, I've never been overseas. I used to love the Shopaholic series but stopped after Shopaholic and Baby I think.

    Nereyda│ Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist

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  5. Venice is on my wish list the next time I go to Europe!!! I can just imagine how incredible it is to see. and what a great list of books here. I want to pick up the Christmas one. Great post!!!

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  6. I haven't been to Venice or read any of these books but I love Venice as a setting. So many historical books are set there so I love it already. :)

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  7. Why have I never read any of these??? Thanks for this feature I need to read more books set in different places.

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  8. Oh man, Venice! It's one of the cities I would love to go to, but haven't yet. The cover for A Thousand Days in Venice is so atmospheric!

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  9. I didn't even realise that all these book were set in Venice Eva, I've actually read Shopaholic on Honeymoon and don't remember a single thing, maybe a re-read is needed for this asap! I'm quite curious about Girl at Sea and Christmas in Venice, so I may need to check them out too! Thanks for the recommendations Eva! :)

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  10. Now that I see Masquerade it remembered me I have yet to finish that series. I hope to one day visit all of Italy and Venice is so on that list!

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  11. Venice was amazing. I am so lucky to have been. I haven't read any of these yet but I would love to revisit Venice through books!!

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  12. Ahhh I can't wait to go on a fun vacation. But in the meantime, I'll have to keep these books in mind when I want to book-travel. Thanks, Eva! I love this feature!

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  13. GAH I would love to go to Venice! I am trying to like... distract myself a little because my mind is going to probably explode, and I saw your Venice post, after reading your BEAUTIFUL and perfect post, and now I am like, soothed for a moment. So thank you. I know what you mean about not being able to be bookish now. I am struggling too. But at least we can dream of Venice, right? I need to read some of these books- talk about a nice escape ;)

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