Venice is a fish: a sensual guide

Book Cover
Average Rating
Gotham Books,
Pub. Date:
One of Italy’s brightest literary lights reinvents travel writing with a seductive, intoxicating celebration of the magical saltwater city. “Venice is a fish,” writes Tiziano Scarpa. “It’s like a vast sole stretched out against the deep. How did this marvelous beast make its way up the Adriatic and fetch up here, of all places?” Paying homage to his native city in a lyrical and evocative style, he guides readers down tiny alleys, over bridges, and through squares, daring us to lose ourselves, forget the guidebooks, and experience Venice as Venetians do. Venice Is a Fish provides no hotel ratings or museum hours. Instead, in a delightful initiation, Scarpa tells us how to balance while standing on a gondola; where lovers will find the best secret hiding places; the finer points of etiquette and navigation during an agua alta ; and how best to defend ourselves from the pitiless beauty of one of the world’s most stimulating cities. Open Venice Is a Fish , and Scarpa’s magnificent images, secret history, and hidden lore unfold like a treasure map of the senses.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 728b9fee-89d1-2d59-deeb-90ae1349eb2e
Grouping Title venice is a fish a sensual guide
Grouping Author scarpa tiziano
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-01 01:10:20AM
Last Indexed 2019-05-20 04:40:14AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Scarpa, Tiziano, 1963-
author_display Scarpa, Tiziano
available_at_englewood Englewood Public Library
detailed_location_englewood EPL Non-Fiction
format_category_englewood Books
format_englewood Book
id 728b9fee-89d1-2d59-deeb-90ae1349eb2e
isbn 9781592404070
item_details ils:.b28103178|.i74731646|EPL Non-Fiction|945.31 SCARPA, TIZIANO|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||epnf||
itype_englewood Adult book
last_indexed 2019-05-20T10:40:14.901Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_englewood 945.31 SCARPA, TIZIANO
owning_library_englewood Englewood Public Library
owning_location_englewood Englewood Public Library
primary_isbn 9781592404070
publishDate 2008
record_details ils:.b28103178|Book|Books||English|Gotham Books,|[2008]|153 pages ; 19 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b28103178 .i74731646 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 48, 49, 50, 46, 47
subject_facet Guidebooks, Venice (Italy), Venice (Italy) -- Guidebooks
title_display Venice is a fish : a sensual guide
title_full Venice is a fish : a sensual guide / Tiziano Scarpa ; translated by Shaun Whiteside
title_short Venice is a fish :
title_sub a sensual guide