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WIN a copy of Dream of Venice Architecture

18th March 2018

We are delighted to be able to offer you a copy of Dream of Venice Architecture in our latest giveaway! Check out our review of the book.

Dream of Venice Architecture

Dream of Venice Architecture is an amazing coffee table book that will transport you to the city via prose and excellent photography. It will help you look at the city through fresh eyes and you will find wonderful details to savour and to enhance any planned trip.

Just leave your thoughts about Venice in the Comments below, by midnight on Saturday, 31st March (UK time). This is an international giveaway.

Good Luck everyone! One lucky winner, picked randomly, will be sent a copy of the book by the publisher after the closing date.

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  1. User: tripfiction

    Posted on: 01/04/2018 at 7:42 pm

    The first name out of the hat when we drew the winner of the competition earlier today was Joanna O.

    Big congratulations to her!


  2. User: MD

    Posted on: 31/03/2018 at 8:18 am

    Where flocks of students will migrate in their sleep to the Fondamente & see sunrise over the Dolomites from laguna bus to Torcello


  3. User: Jane Walworth

    Posted on: 31/03/2018 at 2:31 am

    Venice or Venezia. There really is no other place like it.
    My first visit was in 2007, I returned in 2017. However, in 1981, I met a friend visiting Unites States and he was from Venice.
    After all those years; I had my personal tour guide last year.
    Venice Is A Lovely City. The history of this city Is built from the Architectural brilliant minds.

    Even if I don’t win, where can I purchase the book? 🙂


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  4. User: sean gill

    Posted on: 29/03/2018 at 2:45 pm

    One of the grandest experiences in the world. Even better at night after most of the tourists leave. Just hope it survives long enough to be more than a Disney museum stage


  5. User: Liz

    Posted on: 28/03/2018 at 12:26 am

    Have travelled to Venice now for a few times. Each time is gets harder and harder to leave – its like a little piece of my heart is left behind – coming back is like finding the missing pieces. It completes me …



    • User: Vesna Gamulin

      Posted on: 29/03/2018 at 3:57 pm

      The one and only Venice. We used to visit twice a year now a little less. Nevertheless Venice is on my mind, in my heart. We have a charter flight directly from Dubbrovnik to Venice I will certainly go this year and venture the calle the bridges squares churches museums emerging completely into the eternal city.


    • User: Lynn Robinson

      Posted on: 29/03/2018 at 2:01 pm

      Venice stuns you with its beauty. As you spend more time there you realise it’s not an easy place to live. But if I got the chance of move there tomorrow!


    • User: Paula Rogers

      Posted on: 28/03/2018 at 4:52 pm

      I love Venice and want to go back soon!


  6. User: Jocelyn H

    Posted on: 26/03/2018 at 10:07 pm

    I have not visited Venice yet, but it is high on my list of places I would love to see. The canals and gondola rides, the beautiful architecture, the rich history. I would love to experience it.


  7. User: Iryna

    Posted on: 26/03/2018 at 8:49 am

    Venice is my infinite love. March 25 Venice celebrates its birthday. Happy Birthday Venice! love you!


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    • User: Liz

      Posted on: 26/03/2018 at 11:24 pm

      Have travelled to Venice now for a few times. Each time is gets harder and harder to leave – its like a little piece of my heart is left behind – coming back is like finding the missing pieces. It completes me …


  8. User: Alison Percival

    Posted on: 24/03/2018 at 8:22 am

    Up until now I have only seen Venice in films (Don’t Look Now, Talented Mr Ripley) or read about it in books (Brideshead Revisted) but I am finally going there next week.


  9. User: Annegret

    Posted on: 23/03/2018 at 11:45 pm

    I never visited Venice, but saw many films with Venice. I visit would be a dream!


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    • User: Jan

      Posted on: 26/03/2018 at 4:02 pm

      I adore Venice ..I m saving up to go…at moment I m trying to learn to pronounce all the landmarks names correctly…. X


  10. User: Anne Allen

    Posted on: 22/03/2018 at 3:34 pm

    I spent a weekend in Venice many years ago with my then partner and thought it was breathtaking! Would love to go back sometime- perhaps with a new love?! One can hope ☺


  11. User: Angela Paull

    Posted on: 22/03/2018 at 6:55 am

    We took a day trip to Venice a few years ago (from Croatia) and it’s just magical. Even the cheesy gondola trip was fab, a perfect way too see the city!


  12. User: Kathy

    Posted on: 22/03/2018 at 4:51 am

    I went to Venice for the first time almost 3 years ago. I had no idea what to expect. I arrived at dusk, stepped off the train, and walked out towards the canal. I literally dropped my bag, gasped and teared up at the first sight of the grand canal. Nothing short of magical. Even now, I am overwhelmed with how beautiful it was. Te amo, te amo, te amo


  13. User: Derek Anderson

    Posted on: 21/03/2018 at 11:26 am

    Just returned from a magical trip to Venice!


  14. User: Lisa ohara

    Posted on: 21/03/2018 at 10:51 am

    Stunning city and so magical


  15. User: Barbara H Robinson

    Posted on: 21/03/2018 at 3:37 am

    Beautiful city. Wish I could have spent more time there.


  16. User: Paolo

    Posted on: 20/03/2018 at 9:48 pm

    Ciao ! Venezia is the better place to live. Viva San Marco !


  17. User: Cecelia Pierotti

    Posted on: 20/03/2018 at 8:35 pm

    It shoud be noted that instead of blood, I have Venetian canal water coursing through my veins!!!!


  18. User: Mary Moskal

    Posted on: 20/03/2018 at 5:49 pm

    I treasure a faded photo of my grandmother and grandfather in St Mark’s square, feeding the pigeons.
    Many, many years later in 1986, I stood in that same spot on my own trip to this lovely , enchanted city.


  19. User: Victoria Golovina

    Posted on: 20/03/2018 at 4:24 pm

    I have never been to Venice before, but I hope to visit it some time soon. From everything that I have seen and read about it – it seems to be one of the most magical places in the world. I’m looking forward to my trip to Venice!


  20. User: Victoria

    Posted on: 20/03/2018 at 4:17 pm

    I have never been to Venice, but I’don’t definitely like to visit it some time soon. From all the pictures that I have seen of it and stories that I have read – it seems to be one of the most magical places in the world. I’m looking forward to getting to know it one day.


  21. User: Nancie Mills Pipgras

    Posted on: 20/03/2018 at 4:10 pm

    The architecture of Venice bedazzles and beguiles! The Pritzker Prize level group of essayists JoAnn Loctov has assembled for this book tell us how La Serenissima has inspired them in their work. And the photos! Definitely a book to spin a dream on – which is why I keep it next to my bed…


  22. User: Evonne

    Posted on: 20/03/2018 at 4:02 pm

    My visits have been all too brief. Staying for a longer time is on the bucket list.


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    • User: Roberto Fabiani

      Posted on: 20/03/2018 at 5:19 pm

      Venice, a quirkily fascinating city rising from the lagoon, crisscrossed by canals and connected by a myriad of bridges…A lifetime to explore and so easy to adore!


  23. User: Silvana Di Puorto

    Posted on: 20/03/2018 at 3:59 pm

    that book will be great on my library! Even if I live in venice, there are many things that I may learn from the book. The funny think is that an American that love Venice so much, know the city better than me!


  24. User: jocelyn

    Posted on: 20/03/2018 at 3:57 pm

    Is there any more romantic city? Paris is a close second but for pure visual and sensual delight – it’s Venice….always Venice.


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    • User: Carrie

      Posted on: 20/03/2018 at 4:49 pm

      Venice is a magical place, this book will be perfect for my home. I always want a way to put Venice in my luggage and take a piece home with me. There are many beautiful places in the world, but every time I have the opportunity to travel I choose Venice.


  25. User: Tracie Joyner

    Posted on: 20/03/2018 at 3:17 pm

    I took a solo trip to Venice for 10 days in 2017.


  26. User: Sue Harrison

    Posted on: 20/03/2018 at 9:40 am

    The next best thing to actually being able to go there!!


  27. User: Barbara Khan

    Posted on: 20/03/2018 at 2:37 am

    I love Venice and highly recommend people tour the Doges Palace.


  28. User: Helen

    Posted on: 19/03/2018 at 7:05 pm



  29. User: Tracy Terry

    Posted on: 19/03/2018 at 11:37 am

    Whilst we enjoy the usual tourist spots, we are also one of those couples who like to venture off. We found a lovely little family run pizzeria off the beaten track (if this can be said of somewhere as small as Venice) whilst there. So much cheaper and a lovely family ambiance, so much more so than the night we dined under the Rialto Bridge.


  30. User: Stephen O'Connell

    Posted on: 19/03/2018 at 11:26 am

    Ah Venice, I have been several times and no doubt I will go several times more. No matter how many times I wander around the calle and campi there is always something to see that I haven’t noticed before. My ‘dream’ is to one day live in Venice and become ‘100% Venessian’.


  31. User: Despina Sopetco

    Posted on: 19/03/2018 at 9:27 am

    It was a pleasure to visit Venice. since I was the first time I started to want to live there. Is the most bohemian place and brings a kind of happiness-melancholy, that we all need at one time.


  32. User: Joanna Orr

    Posted on: 19/03/2018 at 9:19 am

    We love Venice – my first trip was with my Dad and son around 20 years ago. You warm to Venice immediately and there’s always an adventure around the next alleyway. Go off the well beaten track and you’ll find very reasonably priced restaurants and interesting places not in the guide books..


  33. User: David Hilton

    Posted on: 19/03/2018 at 12:19 am

    Ah Venezia! Introduced to me in films like Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and James Bond, it was one of the reasons when I left school I did a Contiki tour to Europe to see it in the 1980s. Saw it again in 2013…the changes are remarkable. Much more commercial, but still one of the most unique amazing places in the world!!!


  34. User: Lana Hood

    Posted on: 18/03/2018 at 11:49 pm

    It would be amazing to visit Venice.


  35. User: Lana Hood

    Posted on: 18/03/2018 at 11:49 pm

    It would be lovely to visit Venice.


  36. User: Linda Rumsey

    Posted on: 18/03/2018 at 10:53 pm

    I have always wanted to visit Venice – it looks stunning!


  37. User: Jill Doyle

    Posted on: 18/03/2018 at 9:42 pm

    Just booked a holiday in May which includes a trip to Venice – can’t wait.


  38. User: RD

    Posted on: 18/03/2018 at 9:01 pm

    I love Venice! It is such a beautiful and magical city. I hope to return some day.


  39. User: Janet Kidwell

    Posted on: 18/03/2018 at 8:59 pm

    I want to live in Venice. God willing, I will. When I was 16, my mother and sisters and I were visiting my Grandparents in Trieste for the summer. I met a young man in our building who had a car. We picked up a man and woman hitch hikers and drove them to Venice. My friend knew people in Venice who owned a hotel where we dropped them. We drove back to Trieste, it was late and I got into so much trouble. Aww what beautiful memories.


  40. User: Sylvia Robbins

    Posted on: 18/03/2018 at 8:01 pm

    I’m always dreaming of Venice – and hope to make a third visit one day.


  41. User: Fran Norris

    Posted on: 18/03/2018 at 7:47 pm

    Delightful! I love books to browse that depict other places in the world


  42. User: Paula Rogers

    Posted on: 18/03/2018 at 7:19 pm

    I love Venice!


  43. User: Paula Rogers

    Posted on: 18/03/2018 at 7:18 pm

    I loved my trip to Venice! It is one of the most beautiful places on earth!


  44. User: Evelyn Vernolini

    Posted on: 18/03/2018 at 6:54 pm

    Love Venice, been a couple of times, it’s so vibrant.


  45. User: Claire Harris

    Posted on: 18/03/2018 at 6:51 pm

    I would love to win this to give to my nephew, who is an architect & loves the beautiful buildings & cityscapes of Venice!


  46. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 18/03/2018 at 6:41 pm

    Never been to Venice but love reading about it and seeing programmes detailing the history.


  47. User: Karin Philips

    Posted on: 18/03/2018 at 6:39 pm

    Beautifull Venice…..being there was a wonderfull hartwarming and spirit uplifting time…..walking with my head in the clouds….and my feet on the bridges and at every corner a new adventure ❤


  48. User: Sara Hill

    Posted on: 18/03/2018 at 6:26 pm

    I loved Venice. We were only there for a couple of days as part of a rail tour of Italy but I think it was my favourite city.


  49. User: Amy Cockram

    Posted on: 18/03/2018 at 6:06 pm

    I would love to win this. We went to Venice on honeymoon and I thought it was a beautiful place. I would love to have a copy of this book to bring back memories of a wonderful holiday….


  50. User: Janine Phillips

    Posted on: 18/03/2018 at 5:56 pm

    I have never been to Venice but it looks so lovely I have it on my bucket list x


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    • User: Jamrozik laurent

      Posted on: 18/03/2018 at 6:09 pm

      Venise est une ville de rêves intriguante mystérieuse émotionnelle je la redécouvre au travers les livres il faut préserver ce trésor


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