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The Venice I Know is a work of non-fiction in the travel guide subgenre. It is suitable for the general reading audience and was penned by travel enthusiast and author Margie Miklas. After five interesting trips to Venice, this award-winning blogger has many things to comment on to celebrate the culture, food, artistry, history, shopping, and accommodation available in one of Italy’s most popular holiday destinations. Determined to capture the true nature of the city and its people, Margie offers solid travel advice and deeper insight into the people who make Venice special behind the scenes, and the hidden treasures that you wouldn’t be likely to discover without a dedicated guide.
As an avid traveler and someone who has visited Venice, I was absolutely delighted with this guidebook from cover to cover. Initially, the thing that made the biggest impression was the passion and positivity with which author Margie Miklas writes, as every page is an eloquent celebration of quintessential Italian culture, but also homing in on the details that make Venice truly unique. The section featuring the glassmakers of Murano was especially interesting to me as that was my favorite place when I visited, and I learned so much more from Margie’s guide than I did from my own trip there. I would definitely want this book with me if I were to visit again. I’d certainly recommend The Venice I Know to anyone wishing to learn more, but also to those who want a charming escape with a highly descriptive and enthusiastic writer as their guide.