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the Keys to the City

Travel Series


292 Pages, 6.3 x 8.9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95)

Publication Date: October 2018

ISBN 9780998192659

Rights: US

1-Take, LLC (Oct 2018)
1-Take MultiMedia


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This book will entice you with hundreds of ways to unlock the secrets of Venice, one of the most impenetrable cities in the world. While everyone else is standing around staring, you will wander away from the crowds; take a selfie with a gargoyle; sip a Spritz while standing outside a bar; fill your bottle with water from a campo well; try baccalà; learn to make glass; venture into the Catacombs of San Zaccaria; ride the red escalator to the top of Tedeschi's for the best Grand Canal view ever; eat the local food; get high with your camera; visit an ancient monastery; visit the rainbow-colored island of Burano; learn to make perfume; climb the spiral Bovolo tower; see an Opera; ride a Gondola in Cannaregio; hold hands on the sunset waterfront of Dorsudoro. Above all, you will get lost in this wondrous labyrinth city, and come out only when it is time to go home. Fall in love with this ancient wonder that still exists in our modern world. This book is overloaded with fun new ways to travel back in time to the medieval days of "La Serenissima," the beautiful Venice.

Author Biography

As a historian and armchair archaeologist, I have traveled for 17 years to the deepest corners of our ancient past in search of lost civilizations all over our planet. I have had the privilege of doing so with some of the foremost archaeologists and scientists in the world. Today, I enjoy the honor of serving on the Director's Council of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), and as a Board Member of the Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies at California State University in Long Beach (CSULB).As a writer and photographer, I have enjoyed the pleasure of writing and photographing for the Cotsen Institute's prestigious journals, in addition to over 150 business and marketing clients around the country.Once addicted to the rewards of book writing, I returned to Italy in 2017 to study the great Republic of Venice. Stunned by what I learned? You bet! Find out why the first sentence in my new Venice book is "Welcome to Venice. You're not in Italy anymore!"