No Vulgar Hotel: The Desire and Pursuit of Venice
Love of Venice can strike anyone, not just romantic wusses. Among the toughies with serious cases were Lord Byron, Richard Wagner, Ezra Pound, and Ernest Hemingway. Symptoms include: Wishing that the movie stars in films set in Venice would move aside so that you can get a better view of the scenery. Wondering why people ask if you had good weather when you were thereas if rain could dampen your love. Thinking that people who go to Tuscany or Provence must be nuts. Believing that the "Per San Marco" street sign with arrows pointing in opposite directions makes perfect sense. Consoling yourself when you leave by remembering the generations of Venetian merchants who, as they were borne away from Venice, vowed to be back as soon as they had more money. There is no cure for this affliction. This is a guide to managing it.
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Review: No Vulgar Hotel: The Desire and Pursuit of VeniceUser Review - Simon - Goodreads
This is an amiable --- very amiable --- shaggy dog of a book. Judith Martin's love for Venice is passionate, but it doesn't prevent her from gently snickering at both herself and the city. The book is ... Read full review
Review: No Vulgar Hotel: The Desire and Pursuit of VeniceUser Review - Shannon - Goodreads
Reading this book is very much like sitting still while somebody shows you their vacation slideshow. It's in no way a useful guide to Venice, and even the most avid Judith Martin fans (of which I am ... Read full review