Venice

Venice Revealed

By Peter Ackroyd

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Explore the palazzos, churches, alleyways and canals of one of the world's most seductive and mysterious cities. British writer and historian Peter Ackroyd leads an in-depth tour of the art, architecture, music, and theater of Venice, from Tintoretto to Vivaldi, Canaletto to Carnival. Interviews with preservationists reveal the desperate efforts underway to rescue the floating city from the ravages of time and the sea. On DVD.

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The Thief Lord

By Cornelia Funke

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Two brothers, having run away from the aunt who plans to adopt the younger one, are sought by a detective hired by their aunt, but they have found shelter with--and protection from--Venice's "Thief Lord." J Fic Fun
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