James Morris is a travel writer of exquisite talent.
His books provide in-depth historical context, unlike other travel writers.
The World of Venice is a book to read before one sojourn to this paradise of cities in the words of Lord John Julius Norwich
There are three revised editions of this excellent book.
First published in 1960, it was revised in 1974 and in 1983. In 1993 it was revised again.
The revisions were intended to bring the facts on Venice up to date.