The best and most unique Venice travel guide.You have probably heard of the city of Venice hundreds of times already, maybe from that aunt who wanted to go on a fancy trip to Italy, or maybe from your cousin who saved up until last summer to be able to visit the city at least once. Perhaps you’ve seen documentaries or read reviews online on this or that museum, wondering what it’d be like to see and touch those things in person. Whatever your reason might be, this guide will help you discover hidden secrets about the city and will help you save as much as possible while still being able to enjoy a full and incredible experience. At least you’ll finally be able to tell your aunt or cousin something new when they ask how you liked the place. We guarantee your Venice experience will be unique and unforgettable.Let this audiobook guide you to the many places you must see in Venice to not let your once-in-a-lifetime trip go to waste. This audiobook is filled with suggested places to stay - from budget to luxurious - places to visit, local cuisines to try, and places to shop. All these suggested itineraries have been experienced firsthand and are all highly recommended to tourists. Experience a whole new world when you come and visit Venice. In this total guide, you will find: Areas covered: history lessons, best museums, surfing, adventure, off-road trips, wildlife spotting, Venice neighborhood, medical tourism, learn Italian in Venice, cooking and drinking, accommodation, staying safe, music, festivities General information of each area Area transportation (how to get around i.e. car, bus, taxi, train, bicycle, rickshaw, etc. and how much it would cost) Sightseeing (best sights to see, off the beaten path) Best shopping (Where are the major shopping districts and what they are known for?) Bargain alternatives (where the locals shop to avoid the large tourist crowds are) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Gilboe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133385/bk_acx0_133385_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the plucky, hilarious, and irreverent spirit of Lansky´s popular ´´Vagabond´´ newspaper column comes Last Trout in Venice, a book of adventurous and wacky travel essays that will have you laughing out loud. In Naples, Italy, Lansky rents a car precisely because of the city´s reputation as one of the worst places to drive in the world. In Berlin he dons a full-body latex suit, preparing for his visit to the notorious erotic KitKatClub. Inspired by Hemingway, he travels to Africa, where he accidentally stumbles upon a foolproof diet - the ´´Deep Sea Fishing off Kenya´s Coast During Rainy Season Weight Loss System´´. And in Venice you´ll hear Lansky as he dries out in the sun after his fall into the Grand Canal (in which he inadvertently took a big drink of water) while taking gondola-driving lessons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Mercer, Amanda Karr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000716/bk_pnix_000716_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
London weather is chilly - and the social scene even more so. Luckily, Bridget Forrester is just getting warmed up. Bridget longs to meet a gentleman who doesn´t mention her beautiful sister upon shaking her hand. But since being branded a shrew after a disastrous social season, Bridget knows she’s lucky to even have a man come near her. It´s enough to make a lady flee the country. So Bridget heads to Venice for music lessons with the renowned Italian composer Vincenzo Carpenini, with whom she´s been corresponding. But not only is Carpenini not expecting her, he doesn’t even remember her! His friend, theater owner Oliver Merrick, does, though. And one look into her tantalizing green eyes has him cursing his impulsive letter-writing, which brought her across the continent. Yet before Merrick can apologize, Carpenini has ordered her away. Little does either man know that they will soon be embroiled in a wager that will require the beautiful Miss Forrester´s help - or that there’ll be far more at stake in this gamble than money. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alison Larkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018618/bk_adbl_018618_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Antonio Vivaldi´s music has mesmerized audiences for 300 years. A less-known story than his musical genius was the impressive figure that he was in Venetian society; the young, red-haired prodigy could make women swoon with the sweeping grandeur of his violin performances - especially after he traded in his priest´s robes for the dashing attire of a celebrity. Through the words of his lifelong friend, Domenico Trapensi, Vivaldi´s Girls tells the mesmerizing story of Vivaldi´s time as a music teacher at Venice´s Conservatorio, of those who fell for more than just his violin lessons, and of his romancing of other girls on the road to the Italian cities in his time. ´´Vivaldi´s Girls is a rich period piece. This novella isn´t short on what makes a captivating tale. Rosano´s research is unmistakable in the vivid descriptions and details that bring to life Vivaldi´s music and affairs and the beauty of 18th-century Venice.´´ (Ambassador Magazine) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carl Martens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/155645/bk_acx0_155645_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A murderous wicked twin. An innocent, law-abiding, and oblivious girl. The ultimate brawl between contrasting sisters! Murder, mystery, suspense, and more The Malevolent Twin is the story of a wayward wicked twin with destructive intentions. Avery Tran was ordinary in every way except one: her friend, Venice. Since she was a young girl, Avery was the only one who could see Venice. Avery would describe her as her own alter ego. As Avery got older, Venice began to appear in front of Avery wearing obscene clothing, mocking and harassing her for her frumpy style and average looks Eventually Avery started to wonder what Venice truly was. Usually imaginary friends leave after childhood is over. Her curiosity led her to an abandoned ancient mobile home, where her parents had buried a stillborn, then to a wise, old exorcist who failed to successfully exorcise Venice, then finally to a quirky middle-aged psychic. All the trouble starts when Avery wakes up in a swinger´s club. Having no recollection of how she ended up there, Avery starts to think it is Venice´s doing, after discovering herself dressed and made up to look like Venice. Soon after, a neighbor´s dog goes missing, and a murder scene appears at her workplace. Avery confronts Venice about these heinous acts and learns what she already suspected: It was Venice, controlling her body, who had committed the crimes. Frantic to stop Venice, Avery starts to handcuff herself to the bed and searches for a way to rid herself of Venice entirely. The quirky psychic, Pennie Apples, helps her figure out what is really going on, but it comes too late. Venice murders someone very close to Avery, who feels obliged to turn herself in. In the end Avery learns a lesson about what happens when the imaginary abruptly becomes very real. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angel Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037959/bk_acx0_037959_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thousands of copies sold, over a million pages read. Fans love the supernaturals of the Elemental Origins series! Welcome to the world of fire magi, where what doesn’t kill you (literally) makes you stronger. Saxony Cagney counts herself lucky when she wins a position as an au pair in Venice for the summer. It’s her responsibility to take care of two young boys - speak to them in English, make sure they get to their swimming lessons on time. Piece of cake, right? She unexpectedly forms a strong bond with the youngest boy - Isaia. She also meets two Italian men.... Both are smart, successful, and sexy. So far, things are going her way. Who doesn’t like options? When she discovers Isaia is actually dying and his mom is trying to keep it a secret from his dad, things get a violent shove into complicated...and then contagious - she’ll never be the same again. Just when she’s got more on her plate than she can handle, she accidentally gets tangled up with the most powerful crime family in Venice. Will Saxony survive long enough to learn the secrets of her new abilities, or will they kill her? Born of Fire is the second book in the Elemental Origins, a series of captivating YA urban fantasy novels which can be enjoyed in any order. If you like strong female characters, supernatural abilities, and a touch of romance, then you’ll love A. L. Knorr’s fiery teen fantasy adventure series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabra Zackman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102354/bk_acx0_102354_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Vienna Nocturne is a deeply moving debut novel that brings to life two extraordinary figures - a 30-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and a young English soprano, Anna Storace, who was his muse - in prose as spirited, timeless, and touching as Mozart’s greatest compositions.In late 18th-century London, a young girl takes her first singing lessons with a mysterious castrato in exile. Her life is forever changed. Having learned everything he can teach her, Anna leaves behind all the security and familiarity of home and journeys to Naples and Venice to struggle and triumph in Italy’s greatest opera houses. Only 16, she finds herself in an intoxicating world of theaters, nobility, and vice, overwhelmed by her newfound freedom and fame. Her first bitter experience of love and heartbreak inevitably follows.Within a few years, Anna is invited to sing in Vienna, the City of Music, by the emperor himself. There, in a teasing game of theft and play, Anna first meets Mozart, a young virtuoso pianist and striving, prodigiously talented composer. They are matched in intellect and talent, and an immediate and undeniable charge occurs between the two, despite both being married to others.As her star rises in Vienna and her personal life deteriorates, Anna experiences an ultimate crisis. During this trying time, her only light is Mozart: his energy, his determination for her, and his art. She, in turn, becomes his hope and inspiration, and his joy, as he writes for her some of his most exquisite and enduring arias - music that will live on as his masterworks.Rich in historical detail and beautifully wrought by Vivien Shotwell, an author who is herself an opera singer, Vienna Nocturne is a dramatic tour de force of a woman’s struggle to find love and fame in an 18th-century world that controls and limits her at every turn. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003785/bk_rand_003785_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.