I have had my nose glued to this book ever since I opened it. John Berendt's The City of Falling Angels is a non-fiction view of the people who make Venice what it is. While I have been to Venice and fell in love with it as any person with a love for that elegance would, I didn't experience what this book offers. It opens the doors to residences that the tourist walks past. I find it to make Venice something personal rather that a destination. It takes you inside the homes of Venetians and the extravagance of the palaces on the Grand Canal. It also focuses on the last fire of the Fenice which I find so interesting because this is something the tour guides, for a reason I cannot imagine, neglected to mention. If you love Venice, this is definitely a read for you!
To have a look at some of the pictures of my magical experience of Venice, click here.
Image for Arum Lilea.
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