Reading for the Road: Books About Venice
At The Slow Road we answer to many names (wanderers, bon vivants, students of life) but first and foremost, we’re a group of dedicated travellers.
That’s why we love compiling reading lists that include those books—from novels to memoirs, and everything in between—that have really opened up our favourite regions.
In this post we’ll round up a few of our favourite books about Venice.
Must-Read Books About Veneto
By Jan Morris
Morris displays her talent for research, telling anecdote and well-wrought prose in this spirited portrait of a beloved city, its history and inhabitants. If you are going to read one book on Venice, we recommend this favorite.
By Mary McCarthy
Originally published over 30 years ago, this collection of eight essays is a literate, evocative celebration of the city, its character, and its history.
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By John Julius Norwich
The great historian Norwich marshals myriad personalities, battles, sieges and facts into a vivid portrait of the Venetian Republic spanning the 1,000 years up to its 1797 defeat at the hands of Napoleon.
By Tim Parks
This sparkling memoir by the British novelist captures the travails and delights of life in the Italian countryside outside of Venice in Veneto. Montecchio, which Parks so indelibly sketches in this favorite book, is outside Verona.