Nonfiction Book Award Status: Silver
Author Name: Patty Civalleri
Patty Civalleri’s book will entice you with hundreds of ways to unlock the secrets of Venice, one of the most impenetrable cities in the world.
While everyone else is standing around staring, you will wander away from the crowds; take a selfie with a gargoyle; sip a Spritz while standing outside up; fill your bottle with water from a campo well; eat baccalà; learn to make glass; venture into the Catacombs of San Zaccaria; shop like a local; ride the red escalator to the top of Tedeschi’s for the best Grand Canal view ever; find Shakespeare; eat like a local; get high with your camera; discover the tombs under San Simeone; visit an ancient monastery; cherish the rainbow-colored island of Burano; learn to make perfume; learn to make lace; climb the spiral Bovolo tower; see an Opera; locate short Gondola Lines; hold hands on the sunset waterfront of Dorsudoro. Above all, you will get lost in this wondrous labyrinth city, and come out only when it is time to go home.
Fall in love with this ancient wonder that still exists in our modern world. This book is overloaded with fun new ways to travel back in time to the medieval days of “La Serenissima,” the beautiful Venice.
Patty is a global Award-Winning travel book Author, Speaker, Historian, Italy Specialist, 18yr Archaeology assoc.
As a historian and a global archaeology professional, Patty has sifted through ancient history to find its fun and exciting points. As an Author & Photographer, she has found the way to blend those passions with the natural mood of a vacation traveler: Relaxed Visual Discovery.
With Italy, I have created a line of books that will take travelers to the heart of a city – the things that truly make a city important. Visitors laugh, cry, and experience that ‘AHA’ feeling throughout their entire visit.