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Venetian Legends And Ghost Stories: A Guide To Places Of Mystery In Venice

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The darkest and most fascinating side of Venice
Published (first published 2000)
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Joe
Jan 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
The most interesting thing about this book is that it is not simply a collection of ghost stories, but a collection of ghost walks. The author provides detailed maps of Venice, and creates routes through the old city based not on famous landmarks, but on cryptic vestiges (a worn carving, an ancient statue in a wall) that act as prostheses for the tales. These stories are meant to be experienced where they happened, under the fog and moonlight of a crumbling city. For those not lucky enough to go ...more
Sviatlana
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Seven fascinating walks around Venice with detailed, well-researched and entertaining stories, legends and rumors! I will absolutely use it next time I am in Venice.
Rich Meyrick
Can't get enough of Alberto's Venetian legends!
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Nov 16, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: venezia
Più che da leggere in salotto, da portarsi nello zaino quando si va a Venezia. Da tirar fuori e leggere sul posto, lasciandosi avvolgere dalle storie raccontate.
Una cosa è secondo me insopportabile in questo libro, il fatto che non sappiamo quante delle storie che vengono raccontate sono leggende e quante sono storie create dall'autore. Non sappiamo nemmeno quanto le leggende siano rielaborate dalla fantasia dell'autore.
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A distanza di tempo ho cambiato radicalmente opinione. L'immagine che
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Astrid Virili
Jun 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
questo libro mi ha prima affascinata con i suoi misteri e leggende, e poi definitivamente conquistata quando in una delle sue storie ho ritrovato uno dei racconti paurosi che mia nonna mi raccontava da piccola.
Lesley
Nov 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
A visit to Venice prompted the acquisition of this book. It's full of bizarre tales of ghosts and weird goings-on. The maps are useless, though, as a guide!
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I love Venice and this book has been great way to learn about its darker side.
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Alberto Toso Fei descends from an ancient family of glassmasters in Murano, and is an expert on the history and the mysteries of Venice. He is a journalist and has written a series of books that constitute an anthology of mystery in Venice and the lagoon.
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Alberto Toso Fei è discendente di una antica famiglia di vetrai di Murano, ed è un esperto di storia veneziana e di misteri. Giornalista, ha s
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