Marco Polo

From Venice to Xanadu


Author: Laurence Bergreen

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1400078806

Category: History

Page: 415

View: 2108

A portrait of the thirteenth-century explorer, adventurer, and global traveler follows Marco Polo from his youth in Venice to his journey to Asia and role in the court of Kublai Khan, to his return to Europe, and discusses his influence on the history ofhis era.

Marco Polo Venice


Author: Walter M. Weiss

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 3829706804

Category: Travel

Page: 136

View: 5992

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.

Venice Marco Polo Pocket Guide


Author: Marco Polo Travel

Publisher: Marco Polo Travel Publishing, Limited

ISBN: 9783829707886


Page: 140

View: 3690

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: Pimlico

ISBN: 9781845951924

Category: Venice (Italy)

Page: 368

View: 6165

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 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: 5680

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 Venice


Author: Marco Polo

Publisher: Marco Polo

ISBN: 9783829769600

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 5704

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

The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian

Concerning the Kingdoms and Marvels of the East


Author: Marco Polo,Henry Yule

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108022065

Category: History

Page: 612

View: 4133

The Book of Ser Marco Polo describes the thirteenth-century travels of Marco Polo through Asia, Persia, China and Indonesia.

Looking for Marco Polo


Author: Alan W. Armstrong

Publisher: Yearling Books

ISBN: 0375833226

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 286

View: 8029

When Mark and his mother lose touch with his father's Gobi Desert expedition, they travel to Venice, Italy, and there, while waiting for news of his father, Mark learns about Marco Polo and his adventures in the Far East.

The Travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian


Author: Marco Polo

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0307269132

Category: Travel

Page: 421

View: 377

The thirteenth-century Italian merchant and explorer recounts his history-changing journey along the Silk Road, his adventures in China in the court of Kublai Khan, and his role as an emissary for the powerful Mongol emperor.

Venice Marco Polo Spiral Guide


Author: Marco Polo

Publisher: Marco Polo

ISBN: 9783829755115

Category: Travel

Page: 220

View: 1593

Marco Polo Spiral Guides are for travellers who have little time to prepare for a trip, don't want to miss anything, like to be inspired by great ideas for exciting days out and love all things ultra-practical and easy to use. At just $24.95 each, these inexpensive travel guides also include a street atlas and a separate pull-out map for easy navigation.

The Travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian


Author: John Masefield

Publisher: Asian Educational Services

ISBN: 9788120616271


Page: 461

View: 7738

Fully Illustrated With Twenty Drawings In Pen & Ink By Adrian De Friston And Eleven Photographs.

Marco Polo

Venetian Adventurer


Author: Henry Hersch Hart

Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press


Category: Travelers

Page: 306

View: 5489

China in Venice

From the Han Dynasty to Marco Polo


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art, Chinese

Page: 230

View: 8334

Did Marco Polo Go To China?


Author: Frances Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429980620

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 3298

We all ?know? that Marco Polo went to China, served Ghengis Khan for many years, and returned to Italy with the recipes for pasta and ice cream. But Frances Wood, head of the Chinese Department at the British Library, argues that Marco Polo not only never went to China, he probably never even made it past the Black Sea, where his family conducted business as merchants.Marco Polo's travels from Venice to the exotic and distant East, and his epic book describing his extraordinary adventures, A Description of the World, ranks among the most famous and influential books ever published. In this fascinating piece of historical detection, marking the 700th anniversary of Polo's journey, Frances Wood questions whether Marco Polo ever reached the country he so vividly described. Why, in his romantic and seemingly detailed account, is there no mention of such fundamentals of Chinese life as tea, foot-binding, or even the Great Wall? Did he really bring back pasta and ice cream to Italy? And why, given China's extensive and even obsessive record-keeping, is there no mention of Marco Polo anywhere in the archives?Sure to spark controversy, Did Marco Polo Go to China? tries to solve these and other inconsistencies by carefully examining the Polo family history, Marco Polo's activities as a merchant, the preparation of his book, and the imperial Chinese records. The result is a lucid and readable look at medieval European and Chinese history, and the characters and events that shaped this extraordinary and enduring myth.

MARCO POLO Travel Guide Venice


Author: Walter M. Weiss

Publisher: Mair Dumont Marco Polo

ISBN: 382978029X

Category: Travel

Page: 144

View: 8096

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.