Roberto Soncin Gerometta
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This is my personal photographic portrait of Venice, my city.
I grew up scuffing my shoes while playing soccer and riding bicycles in the streets, or rowing with friends in the quiet waters of Venice’s famous Lagoon.
My father was the the director of Venice’s Office of Tourism. He was referred to affectionately as the city’s “Last Doge,” the Venetian equivalent of a duke. As a result, I was lucky enough to have unusual insider access to the city’s culture, politics and traditions.
While creating this book, I found that my birth city has changed only on the surface. Despite more tourists, more merchandise, more hustle and more flooding, Venice is still a timeless and captivating place.
I have been to Venice once, as part of my honeymoon. I was enchanted by the people, the reflections, the sounds of water all around, the smell of cooking at every turn - it was unlike anywhere I have ever been. This charming, eloquent book sums up the city and surrounds and the photography is amazing. How can someone photograph such light, dark, shimmering beauty with such grace? It is the skill of a native son, the loving eye turned on this most mysterious of cities.
This is a "Must Have" book for anyone who has been to the city that stole my heart, and to anyone contemplating their first visit. This deeply personal and exquisite celebration of Venice should be in everyone's library. The talented author and photographer has an uncanny eye and turn of phrase in describing his home town, unlike any other book on this magical place that I have seen.
Read and view this book, over and over, then be that tourist, like I was, and come to Venice. Fall in love with it. Watch the Canal at night from your window. Eat wonderful food, get lost, over and over, and while getting lost, find Venice. I have traveled the world and, if I had to choose a city that swept me up and didn't let go, it would be Venice. This book captures the joy, the magic and the poetry of a place that I will always cherish.
Pictures are worth a thousand words. These are remarkable.
Give yourself and others the gift of Venice and enjoy this magical book.
I wept as my husband and I left Venice. Our trip had been so perfect, though plans changed daily as we got lost, found new places, met warm and helpful people - I did not want to return to the real world. This book has brought me home. I may not have grown up in Venice, but the photos and text make me feel as though I did.
A joy of a book. Experience a city that defies description, but does, with magical photographs and text. Then go there. And fall in love with Venice. This book will captivate and make your visit magic.