Experience the wonderful atmosphere of Venice, this traffic-free city: whether walking along its alleys, crossing its bridges or relaxing in a gondola on the Grand Canal, this practical, pocket-sized guide shows you all the highlights. The Insider Tips reveal where you can discover out-of-the-way canals and islands aboard traditional wooden barges.
Explore Italy, from the summits of the Alps to the beaches of the Calabrian tip of the 'boot', with the help of this authoritative Marco Polo Italy guide, packed with Insider Tips and includes a handy pull out map.
Marco Polo Guides are packed with unique insider tips. Straightforward information is presented in an engaging format which will appeal to the young and the young at heart. Includes a street atlas and a separate pull-out map.
Marco Polo Guides are packed with unique insider tips. Straightforward information is presented in an engaging format which will appeal to the young and the young at heart. Includes a street atlas and a separate pull-out map.
Marco Polo Guides are packed with unique insider tips. Straightforward information is presented in an engaging format which will appeal to the young and the young at heart. Includes a street atlas and a separate pull-out map.
Marco Polo Guides are packed with unique insider tips. Straightforward information is presented in an engaging format which will appeal to the young and the young at heart. Includes a street atlas and a separate pull-out map.
Concerns a collection of maps and associated documents claimed to be from Marco Polo's time or that of his daughters (as many of the maps have the name or one or another of the three daughters on them). Discusses provenance, authenticity, and history of the documents, known to scholars as "the Marco Polo Maps" since 1948, here discussed fully for the first time.
Experience all of Lake Garda's attractions with this up-to-date, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips and also includes a handy pull-out map.
Welcome to Santorini, one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean. Experience all of Santorini's attractions with this up-to-date, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips, a handy pull out map and a free Touring App.
Marco Polo Guides are packed with unique insider tips. Straightforward information is presented in an engaging format which will appeal to the young and the young at heart. Includes a street atlas and a separate pull-out map.
“Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.” — from Invisible Cities In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo — Mongol emperor and Venetian traveler. Kublai Khan has sensed the end of his empire coming soon. Marco Polo diverts his host with stories of the cities he has seen in his travels around the empire: cities and memory, cities and desire, cities and designs, cities and the dead, cities and the sky, trading cities, hidden cities. As Marco Polo unspools his tales, the emperor detects these fantastic places are more than they appear. “Invisible Cities changed the way we read and what is possible in the balance between poetry and prose . . . The book I would choose as pillow and plate, alone on a desert island.” — Jeanette Winterson
A “useful and informative introduction” to the independent Republic of Venice—the first great economic and cultural power of the modern Western world (Booklist). After winning the struggle for ascendency in the late 13th century, the Republic of Venice enjoyed centuries of unprecedented glory and built a trading empire which at its apogee reached as far afield as China, Syria, and West Africa. This golden period only drew to an end with the Republic’s eventual surrender to Napoleon. The Venetians illuminates the character of the Republic during these illustrious years by shining a light on some of the most celebrated personalities of European history—Petrarch, Marco Polo, Galileo, Titian, Vivaldi, Casanova. Frequently, though, these emblems of the city found themselves at odds with the Venetian authorities, who prized stability above all else, and were notoriously suspicious of any “cult of personality.” Was this very tension perhaps the engine for the Republic’s unprecedented rise? Rich with biographies of some of the most exalted characters who have ever lived, The Venetians is a refreshing and authoritative new look at the history of the most evocative of city-states.
Rediscover the Eternal City, with Marco Polo Pocket Guide Rome. Packed with Insider Tips, a free Touring App and a handy pull out map, this is the perfect pocket guide for your next trip.
Marco Polo Guides are packed with unique insider tips. Straightforward information is presented in an engaging format which will appeal to the young and the young at heart. Includes a street atlas and a separate pull-out map.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Venice will lead you straight to the very best the city has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new eBook-only features. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists--from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's even a list of the Top 10 ways to avoid the crowds. The guide is divided by area, each with its own photo gallery and clear maps pinpointing the top sights. You also can view each location in Google Maps if reading on an Internet-enabled device. Plan each day with our itineraries and see the sights in individual areas. You'll find the insider knowledge you need to explore every corner with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Venice, now with a sleek new eBook design.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Ibiza is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Go bar hopping in Sant Antoni de Portmany, explore D'Alt Vila (Ibiza City) and catch the island sunset; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Ibiza and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Ibiza: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Free, convenient pull-out Ibiza map (included in print version), plus over 10 colour neighbourhood maps User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time Covers Ibiza City, Santa Eularia d'es Riu, Portinatx, Port de Sant Miquel, Els Amunts, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Formentera and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Ibiza, a colorful, easy-to-use and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximise a quick trip experience. Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Ibiza's neighbourhoods? Check out our Lonely Planet Spain guide. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Europe guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
Venice isn't all about history as the locals will tell you, and this guide introduces the reader to its surprisingly contemporary side from rock'n'roll cellists to female ex-con co-operatives
The new Marco Polo Europe Maxi Atlas 2016/17 is the most up-to-date road atlas on the market and features all the key travel routes from the North Cape to Sicily and Lisbon to Cyprus. The ultra-clear cartography provides an excellent overview for the driver. Ideal for travel planning and an invaluable companion for driving safely and confidently to all the popular European holiday destinations. Includes Europe planning map with a scale of 1: 4.5 million. Overview map of Europe with a scale of 1: 10 million. Comprehensive index of place names. 28-language legend. Overview of all country flags. Scale: 1: 750 000.
Did Marco Polo reach China? This richly illustrated companion volume to the public television film chronicles the remarkable two-year expedition of explorers Denis Belliveau and Francis O'Donnell as they sought the answer to this controversial 700-year-old question. With Polo's book, The Travels of Marco Polo, as their guide, they journeyed over 25,000 miles becoming the first to retrace his entire path by land and sea without resorting to helicopters or airplanes. Surviving deadly skirmishes and capture in Afghanistan, they were the first Westerners in a generation to cross its ancient forgotten passageway to China, the Wakhan Corridor. Their camel caravan on the southern Silk Road encountered the deadly singing sands of the Taklamakan and Gobi deserts. In Sumatra, where Polo was stranded waiting for trade winds, they lived with the Mentawai tribes, whose culture has remained unchanged since the Bronze Age. They became among the first Americans granted visas to enter Iran, where Polo fulfilled an important mission for Kublai Khan. Accompanied by 200 stunning full-color photographs, the text provides a fascinating account of the lands and peoples the two hardy adventurers encountered during their perilous journey. The authors' experiences are remarkably similar to descriptions from Polo's account of his own travels and life. Laden with adventure, humor, diplomacy, history, and art, this book is compelling proof that travel is the enemy of bigotry—a truth that resonates from Marco Polo's time to our own.

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