Publisher synopsis: In 2010, the 50th anniversary of the first publication of "Venice" is celebrated - one of the finest travel books on the world's most famous tourist destination! This book has been slightly updated without disturbing its period flavour, and is being celebrated by Faber, the book publisher. In the intervening years, Jan Morris has proved to be one of the finest observers of history seen through contemporary eyes, with a string of superbly written books, including the trilogy on the British Empire. "Venice" is perhaps Jan's supreme achievement though, and remains, for many, the best book on a city without compare. To be heard on the way to Venice, whilst there, and on return.