Marco Polo Venice


Author: Walter M. Weiss

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 3829706804

Category: Travel

Page: 136

View: 2262

Marco Polo Guides are packed with unique insider tips. Straightforward information is presented in an engaging format which will appeal to the young and the young at heart. Includes a street atlas and a separate pull-out map.

Marco Polo


Author: Laurence Bergreen

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307267695

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 2180

As the first European to travel extensively throughout Asia, Marco Polo was the earliest bridge between East and West. His famous journeys took him across the boundaries of the known world, along the dangerous Silk Road, and into the court of Kublai Kahn, where he won the trust of the most feared and reviled leader of his day. Polo introduced the cultural riches of China to Europe, spawning centuries of Western fascination with Asia. In this lively blend of history, biography, and travelogue, acclaimed author Laurence Bergreen separates myth from history, creating the most authoritative account yet of Polo's remarkable adventures. Exceptionally narrated and written with a discerning eye for detail, Marco Polo is as riveting as the life it describes.

Marco Polo Venice


Author: Marco Polo

Publisher: Marco Polo

ISBN: 9783829769600

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 9634

The optimum city maps for exploring, shopping and much more. The laminated, pocket format is easy to use, complete with public transport maps. The detailed scale shows even the smallest streets and it includes an extensive street index. The map also features the Top 10 highlights the city has to offer. Map Scale - 1: 5 500

Venice Marco Polo Travel Guide - with Pull Out Map


Author: Marco Polo

Publisher: Marco Polo Travel Publishing, Limited

ISBN: 9783829755566


Page: 222

View: 5344

Let Marco Polo's Venice Travel Guide show you the heart of Venice. If you're a bit short of time to prepare for your trip, don't want to miss anything and like to be inspired by great ideas for exciting days out, look no further. This inspirational, itinerary-based guide comes in a unique, spiral bound format designed to be used on the move. Visit Murano to see how glass is blown, take a canal cruise on a gondola or vaporetto and enjoy a night on Piazza San Marco. The city awaits! Each chapter in the Venice Spiral Guide is based around a region of the city and includes: - Instant knowledge - a neat, introductory overview split into 3 areas - Top 10, Don't Miss, At Your Leisure so you get an instant idea of what that area is like and whether it suits your mood that day - Inspirational ideas from dawn til dusk - 'My Special Day' is a recommended tour exploring an area or a different aspect of the destination - Instant information - a straight to the point, unique, questioning structure highlights the key points for all Top 10 sights in a fun and highly accessible way - Relaxation - every sight has a suggestion for time out so you have time to pause and savor the moment whether it's in a park or people watching in a lovely coffee shop - Try something new - if you've been before our Insider Tips will uncover sides of the city that might have eluded you last time In addition to the refreshing, instant access content, the format of the guide makes it super easy to use on the move: - Spiral binding makes it easy to handle, you can fold the book back on itself so it's always ready on the page you need - Pocket size - easily fits in a pocket or small bag for quick reference - Use it on your walking tour - detailed street atlas and pull out map are also included So you haven't had a chance to sift through Trip Advisor, read that doorstep sized guide or get advice from your friends. No worries. Your Marco Polo Venice Spiral Travel Guide is here to help. With all the key information neatly put together in this handy, pocket sized guide, you're good to go.

Venice Marco Polo Pocket Guide


Author: Marco Polo Travel

Publisher: Marco Polo Travel Publishing, Limited

ISBN: 9783829707886


Page: 140

View: 9894

Experience the wonderful atmosphere of Venice, this traffic-free city: whether walking along its alleys, crossing its bridges or relaxing in a gondola on the Grand Canal, this practical, pocket-sized guide shows you all the highlights. The Insider Tips reveal where you can discover out-of-the-way canals and islands aboard traditional wooden barges.

The Spirit of Venice

From Marco Polo to Casanova


Author: Paul Strathern

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448139600

Category: Art

Page: 368

View: 2901

The Spirit of Venice is a history of the first great economic and naval power of the modern Western world, from its struggle to ascendancy, through the arc of its glory - when its trading empire reached as far afield as China, Syria and West Africa - to the beginning of its long and fascinating decline. Told through the lives of the brilliant and often wayward individuals who are inextricably bound to the Republic, this is the story of the Venice of Marco Polo, Titian, Tintoretto, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Casanova, and a scintillating array of equally captivating heroes and villains. It reveals a vibrant city of invention, which pioneered banking, presided over the first bond-market crash, and whose renowned Arsenal became the world's first assembly line. And while Venice had no Statue of Liberty or mother of parliaments, it was for many years the nearest the modern western world came to a liberal democracy. Gloriously rich with detail and intrigue, The Spirit of Venice constitutes a refreshing and authoritative new way into the history of the most evocative of cities.

MARCO POLO Travel Guide Venice


Author: Walter M. Weiss

Publisher: Mair Dumont Marco Polo

ISBN: 382978029X

Category: Travel

Page: 144

View: 2376

Arrive and hit the ground running! The travel guide with Insider Tips. Now available as an eBook with lots of additional functionality. - Top Highlights at a glance - Marco Polo Insider Tips with detailed background information - Over 300 web links lead you directly to the Insider Tip websites - Offline maps with street index - Google Map links aid speedy route planning - Public transport maps with links to timetables Have fun from the moment you arrive and make the most of those precious days off. Enjoy a hassle free trip, full of new experiences and adventures ranging from total relaxation to extreme activities. Having fun is what it's all about. Personal recommendations from the authors for all occasions: - 'Where to start?' highlights the ideal starting point to explore the destination from - 'Best of' chapter features special tips for when it rains, things to do for free, chill out & relax for all occasions and moods. Only in highlights unique experiences, making a visit even more memorable - 'The Perfect Day' and 'The Perfect Route' is the best way to get to know a destination intimately for those with limited time. Includes practical tips on how to beat queues, get the best view and much more - The chapter 'Links, Blogs, Apps & More' provides easy access to even more information, videos and networks Experience the sights and discover exceptional hotels, restaurants, trendy places, festivals, concerts, sports and activities. Our Special Tip: Create your own personal itinerary by bookmarking the text and adding your own notes and browse the eBook in seconds with the handy full-text search facility! Please note: Not all eReaders fully support the additional functionality we have developed for our eBooks (e.g. web links, map zoom-ability). Please also be aware that loading time of content may vary between devices. Please consider these points prior to making your purchase.

Marco Polo


Author: EPUB 2-3

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438148615


Page: N.A

View: 8340


In the Footsteps of Marco Polo

A Companion to the Public Television Film


Author: Denis Belliveau,Francis O'Donnell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742557375

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 3007

Did Marco Polo reach China? This richly illustrated companion volume to the public television film chronicles the remarkable two-year expedition of explorers Denis Belliveau and Francis O'Donnell as they sought the answer to this controversial 700-year-old question. With Polo's book, The Travels of Marco Polo, as their guide, they journeyed over 25,000 miles becoming the first to retrace his entire path by land and sea without resorting to helicopters or airplanes. Surviving deadly skirmishes and capture in Afghanistan, they were the first Westerners in a generation to cross its ancient forgotten passageway to China, the Wakhan Corridor. Their camel caravan on the southern Silk Road encountered the deadly singing sands of the Taklamakan and Gobi deserts. In Sumatra, where Polo was stranded waiting for trade winds, they lived with the Mentawai tribes, whose culture has remained unchanged since the Bronze Age. They became among the first Americans granted visas to enter Iran, where Polo fulfilled an important mission for Kublai Khan. Accompanied by 200 stunning full-color photographs, the text provides a fascinating account of the lands and peoples the two hardy adventurers encountered during their perilous journey. The authors' experiences are remarkably similar to descriptions from Polo's account of his own travels and life. Laden with adventure, humor, diplomacy, history, and art, this book is compelling proof that travel is the enemy of bigotry—a truth that resonates from Marco Polo's time to our own.

Marco Polo and the Realm of Kublai Khan


Author: Tim McNeese,William H. Goetzmann

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438102461

Category: Asia

Page: 158

View: 5593

In 1271, 17-year-old Marco Polo traveled from Venice to meet the great ruler of the east, Kublai Khan. This ruler of the enormous Mongol Empire invited Polo into his service; thus began Polo's 25 years of travel to the far corners of the Mongol empire. Wh

Venice Marco Polo City Map


Author: Marco Polo Guides

Publisher: Marco Polo Travel Publishing, Limited

ISBN: 9783829759281


Page: N.A

View: 5689

Let the Marco Polo city map of Venice guide you around this wonderful city. Highly durable and waterproof, this handy, pocket-size Venice map folds away easily and is on standby to help when you're stuck. Ideal for exploring, shopping and much more. The map also features the Top 10 highlights the city has to offer and two suggested tours.

He went with Marco Polo

a story of Venice and Cathay


Author: Louise Andrews Kent

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 223

View: 1444

Tells the story of Marco polo through the eyes of his friend, Tonio Tumba.

China in Venice

From the Han Dynasty to Marco Polo : Catalogue Edited by the Museum of Chinese History in Peking, the Seminar of Chinese Language and Literature of the University of Venice, the Italian Institute for the Middle and Far-East (IsMEO) ; Chinese Texts Translated by Magda Abbiati and Mario Sabattini ; Explanatory Panels by Roberto Ciarla ; English Translations by Dorothy Hay and Jacqueline De Diana


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art, Chinese

Page: 230

View: 1875

The Life and Times of Marco Polo


Author: Susan Zannos

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 161228907X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6206

Marco Polo, the first European to travel to China and return to write about his adventures, was born in Venice in 1254. Marco's father had left on a journey to Asia before the boy was born. Marco did not see his father and uncle, Niccolo and Maffeo Polo, until fifteen years later. In 1271 the three Polos left Venice and headed for the court of Kublai Khan in eastern China. The journey took them more than three years—they arrived in 1275. Marco Polo became a favorite of the Great Khan, and was sent on important missions all over the Mongol Empire. Marco and his father and uncle served Kublai Khan for 17 years. When they returned to Venice in 1295, Marco became the captain of a merchant ship and was captured and imprisoned in Genoa. While in prison he and another prisoner who was a writer of romances wrote the story of Marco Polo's adventures.

What's So Great About Marco Polo?

A Biography of Marco Polo Just for Kids!


Author: Sam Rogers

Publisher: KidLit-O Press

ISBN: 1629172170

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 70

View: 3396

Marco Polo’s sense of wonder started when he was young. As a child growing up in the streets of Venice, Italy, his imagination often turned to Asia and to what might be going on there. Little did he know that soon he would be traveling to that mysterious continent personally. You may know his name, but perhaps you've wondered, "What's so great about him?" This book (part of the “What’s So Great About…”) series, gives kids insight into life, times and career of Marco Polo.

Marco Polo's Book


Author: John Critchley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351919970


Page: N.A

View: 2555

Marco Polo and his book may seem to have been well served by scholars, yet the majority have been concerned to write about his travels in Asia, what he did or did not see, and how useful he is as a source on the East. John Critchley's subject, on the other hand, is the text of Polo's book itself and the political and ideological context - the crusades, the Mongol missions, the French presence in Italy - in which it was put together by its author(s), and read by its audience. The homogeneity of the 'original' Franco-Italian text and the accepted relationship between this text and the Latin recensions is tested by computer analysis. An examination of vocabulary and other textual features draws out the different attitudes and contributions of Polo himself and his various editors and translators. Critchley's book will be of interest not only to those concerned with the history of later medieval Europe but also to specialists in medieval Asia, who will find it useful to know about the background and composition of so famous and frequently cited a work. On pourrait penser que Marco Polo et son livre ont ete amplement debattus par les specialistes en la matiere, cependant la majorite a surtout ecrit A propos de ses voyages en Asie, ce qu'il avait ou n'avait pas vu et sur son utilite en tant que source de references sur l'Orient. Le sujet traite par John Critchley par contre, est le texte mAame du livre de Polo, ainsi que le contexte politique et ideologique - les croisades, les missions mongoles, la presence franAaise en Italie - dans lequel il a ete compose par son ou ses auteurs et dans lequel ses lecteurs ont pu le lire. L'homogeneAte du texte franco-italien d'origine et le rapport accepte entre celui-ci et les revisions latines ont ete analyses par ordinateur. Un examen du vocabulaire et d'autres caracteristiques litteraires fait transparaA(R)tre les differences d'attitudes et de contributions entre Polo

Looking for Marco Polo


Author: Alan Armstrong

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375892982

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6416

Newbery Honor–winning author Alan Armstrong’s latest book! Eleven-year-old Mark's anthropologist father has disappeared in the Gobi desert while tracing Marco Polo’s ancient route from Venice to China. His mother decides they must go to Venice to petition the agency that sent Mark’s father to send out a search party. Anxious about his father and upset about spending Christmas away from home, Mark gets a bad asthma attack in the middle of the night. That’s when Doc Hornaday, an old friend of Mark’s father, makes a house call, along with a massive black Tibetan mastiff called Boss. To distract Mark from his wheezing and to pass the long Venetian night, the Doc starts to spin for Mark the tale of Marco Polo. Doc describes Marco’s travels and the boy finds himself falling under the spell of the story that has transfixed the world for centuries. Marco’s journey bolsters Mark’s courage and whets his appetite for risk and adventure, and for exposure to life in all its immense and fascinating variety. From the Hardcover edition.

Marco Polo Was Here! a Kid's Guide to Venice, Italy


Author: John D. Weigand,Penelope Dyan

Publisher: Bellissima Pub Llc

ISBN: 9781935118695

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 42

View: 908

If you want to experience that perfect day, whether you are young or old, Venice, Italy is the place to be. The people of Venice, Italy are warm, cosmopolitan, honest, artistic, and full of music and fun. This is why Penelope Dyan and John D. Weigand traveled to Venice, Italy to write and photograph Marco Polo Was Here! This is another book to add to your collection of Weigand s and Dyan s travel guides for kids; and it is clear they know what they are doing, and they know what kids like. Your child does not need to grumble about going with you on yet another trip (even if it is to one of the most beautiful places in the entire world) if your child is able to participate in the planning process. Make sure your child a part of things. Your child can go on this trip vicariously (by reading this book) or go to Venice, Italy for real and enjoy and see these wonderful people and wonderful places of interest and fun! Penelope Dyan is an attorney, writer and former teacher of grades K-12 and an award winning teen and children s book author and illustrator. John D. Weigand is a television engineer and photographer with a special talent for capturing that perfect photo; and while this book is meant for kids, it will be a welcome addition to your coffee table book collection. If you want to see even MORE of Venice, Italy, watch for Bellissima s release of John D. Weigand s Just Venice! This will be another perfect compliment to your coffee table book collection, and it will be a beautiful supplement to Marco Polo Was Here! A Kid s Guide To Venice, because it WILL BE Just Venice! through and through. Until then. . . Ciao!

Marco Polo's Le Devisement Du Monde

Narrative Voice, Language and Diversity


Author: Simon Gaunt

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 1843843528

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 199

View: 8290

The first book in English to examine one of the most important and influential texts from a literary perspective.