The best book on Venice,
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This review is from: City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire (Kindle Edition)
What a magnificent way to put Venice's extraordinary history in perspective, to understand its role in the development of commerce and the reasons of its conflict with Genoa! This is written brilliantly, and the book reads like a John Grisham novel. A fundamental book for anyone planning a visit to Venice. Roger Crowley brings to life the various protagonists and most of all Enrico Dandolo!