Dorothy Dunnett


Although I've often been within day-trip visiting distance of this most romantic of cities, I've never been able to tear myself away from the Alpine areas I love. Mind you that was mostly before reading Niccolo! However for most Dunnett readers it has an irresistable draw.
Sharon Michalove sent me these pictures of the city and says:

Venice is one of my favorite cities. Taking the vaporetto #1, which gives you a slow tour of the Grand Canal, is a great way to see the big medieval houses, one of which might have been Niccolo's house. While taking a gondola ride might seem very touristy, if you can do it in the evening, without music, you might get a feel for Niccolo's Venice. This is especially true in the small canals, going under bridges, etc. The Doge's palace is another place to feel the impact of the Niccolo books. You can see the sort of chambers he would have entered when called to present himself to the Council of Ten.

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Side Canal off the Grand Canal San Marco Exterior Mansion on the Grand Canal
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Grand Canal Gondolas on the Grand Canal
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Doge's Palace Courtyard Doge's Palace Staircase



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