Need a book recommendation for Italy

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Aug 13th, 2015, 07:53 AM
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If you do fly into Venice, budget for a water taxi from the airport .
It's expensive but worth it! Train from Venice to Rome is easy.

A fun read set in Venice is Donna Leon's mystery series. First one is
Death at La Fenice. (Don't know if the opera is scheduled in May.. but
Fenice and it's history is fascinating.)
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Aug 13th, 2015, 09:59 AM
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yes, Donna Leon for Venice, and Michael Dibdin's Aurelio Zen for Rome.
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Aug 13th, 2015, 10:10 AM
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But it IS a round-trip, just in and out of different cities (maybe you already figured this out).
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Aug 13th, 2015, 10:17 AM
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And Zen is good for Venice, too -
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Aug 13th, 2015, 11:06 AM
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true, Grandma.

I have a soft spot for Zen - not least because they filmed the TV series with the lovely Rufus Sewell in and around the streets where our second Rome apartment was.
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Aug 13th, 2015, 11:38 AM
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I hate to hijack this thread…. but agree on Rufus Sewell ….
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Aug 13th, 2015, 06:35 PM
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Thanks again everyone. You are all awesome. Flying into Venice and out of Rome gives us much better flexibility and we can even fly out of Baltimore! Thank you maxima!

Now it's time to figure out the itinerary!
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