Each time I had time to read it I was easily and immediately transported to beautiful Venice following the footsteps of Dolly as she reconnects with herself and learns from Coco the possibility of creating a life filled with contentment and happiness. Not Venice but lovely anyway. I recommend getting accommodation close to the Santa Lucia train station. I have to give the book a point for the setting. So, off she goes for a weekend that turns into a much longer period. Is there another life I ought to be leading?. No final, nos agradecimentos, o reconhecimento prestado a uma escola de tango na Austrália e a confissão de que a autora foi bu Sob a capa da ficção, é um livro de auto-ajuda para donas-de-casa desesperadas.
A mim falou-me de perto, identifiquei-me um pouco com Addolorata cansada da sua rotina e um pouco perdida na vida. I'm calling it a happiness project. The ten things that make me happy, that's all I want to know. Instead if you start the tour close to the Rialto Bridge you get to cruise under it and in some of the small canals around it, where the water is still and the views are lovely. I've stolen an entire summer from my life and by the time it's over I plan to leave this place with a list in my hand. There isn't much time for anything else except a little light housework. They may be small things - a perfect cup of coffee, a day without rain - or bigger ones.
Once she's found them, she'll construct a new life around her ten things, but will they include her life in London? Dolly was eminently likeable and Coco very charismatic. It held my attention all the way through. She hoards her annual leave so that she and her husband can return to Italy to meet up with her family and to eat the best mozzarella and research her books. But, probably just up the road for a day, not to Venice to tango. Adorei a descrição da livraria Acqua Alta e confesso que gostei da perspectiva da autora de abordar a cidade do ponto de vista dos habitantes locais e não turístico. This should have endeared me to the character due to the intimacy this style always evokes, but unfortuna I readily admit I love the middle aged heroine having so much going wrong in her life that she decides to escape her problems by making a sea or tree change to find herself trope, so I was keen as mustard to read this book. If you study a map of vaporetto routes, you can work out which is the most convenient route from your accommodation.
She has everything she thought she wanted - her own business, a husband, a child. I've stolen an entire summer from my life and by the time it's over I plan to leave this place with a list in my hand. Enjoyed reading about the best things to do in Venice in one day? Knowing Dolly is on the edge her sister Pieta gifts her a week-long trip to Venice. Bugs : The humid climate in Venice Italy can also mean there are a lot of mosquitoes around. Addolorata or I have read four of Nicky Pellegrino's previous novels, they've become something of a holiday tradition for me. Near one of the 'outer shores' of Venice is good, as you can catch one of the small motoscafi which head around Venice's edges then across to the Lido 5.
This is very much a book that made me want to return to Venice and it would have been a good choice to take on a trip there — just imbibing the feel of the Lagoon city from the pages of the book and then being able to capture the sense of the city in situ over an ombra and some cicchetti, obviously would have made for a wonderful surround-around experience. It also made me very hungry! One Summer in Venice isn't my usual reading fare. The high levels of humidity in the city can be unpleasant - make sure your hotel has air conditioning - and the heat haze which settles during the day can spoil some views, particularly across the lagoon. Prepare some ideas in advance and then when you reach Venice you'll be able to avoid shuffling along with crowds of day-trippers, wondering what anyone sees in the city. She has fallen in love with an Italian man and is moving to live with him in Venice, where she will help him run his small guesthouse. Go there if you want to see some of the best known movie stars; recent attendees have included George Clooney, Colin Firth, Ewan McGregor and Omar Sharif. For a start I'm not old enough yet to have one of those.
She has everything she thought she wanted - her own business, a husband, a child. The harsh review triggered Dolly to question her life and her marriage, hie off to Venice on a supposedly quick solo break that ended up taking the entire summer, in pursuit of her happiness list. How difficult can it be? For 25 years, she's been the trusted assistant to a legendary fashion designer, but after her boss dies suddenly, she's left with nothing to do apart from clear the studio. Nicky will be doing two evening events at the Leys Institute in Ponsonby. Piazza San Marco, known in English as , is the main public square of Venice. When Nicky met and married a New Zealander she moved to Auckland where she works as a journalist and edits a woman's magazine. She has everything she thought she wanted - her own restaurant, a husband, a child - back home in London.
The Ponte di Rialto seen from the side Piazza San Marco The most famous and visited location in Venice. Ela sente-se feliz por aquilo que Veneza lhe dá no entanto está somente a adiar tudo aquilo que deixou em Inglaterra, a sua vida pessoal e profissional. It held my attention all the way through. If you have to go there, aim for early in the morning or early evening, to avoid the worst of the day-tripping crowds. It's still the beginning so how can I know? Com certeza, a felicidade resume-se simplesmente a saber como desfrutar da vida. For a start I'm not old enough yet to have one of those. Nas trezentas e tal páginas cabem todos os lugares-comuns: as compras de roupa, um copo de vinho, um petisco e uma dança como antidepressivos.
They are beautifully written with excellent descriptions of all of the characters, so you feel as if you know them personally. Temperature in summer Temperatures in Venice are much more moderate than either Florence or but even so, summers tend to be hot and sunny with daytime temperatures ranging from 25°C 80°F in June to as high as 31°C 90°F in August - in fact sometimes it reaches over 40°C 104°F. Although you need to go prepared for rain take an umbrella! People often interpret the Sighs part of the name as a romantic feature, given the romantic nature of the city, the reality if however very different. There were a couple of negatives—as so often is the case with me I wanted a little more from the ending—but despite that I enjoyed this book and didn't want to put it down. Then next day I might head to another island for a walk and a picnic, or do a sightseeing ramble off-the-beaten-track. Gradually she begins to unwind.
Dolly was eminently likeable and Coco very charismatic. I read this one whilst sitting in the sun on Corfu - the perfect location, even if it's not Italy! I've stolen an entire summer from my life and by the time it's over I plan to leave this place with a list in my hand. Preferably drunk outdoors, at a table with a view. So Addolorata heads to Venice for a summer alone, aiming to find the ten things that make her happy. One Summer in Venice by Nicky Pellegrino was an enjoyable read. I have visited there once, way too briefly, when I was young, and I think I need to add a return trip to my bucket list. O problema de perseguir a felicidade é que ela tende a afastar-se a dançar e a manter-se a brilhar fora do nosso alcance, algures à distância.
In addition, the weather can be stiflingly humid and hot, and in the height of summer many local businesses close for their holiday. As the customers in her restaurant dwindle, and her husband withdraws Novel set in Venice Milonga, Ombra and Cicchetti A thoughtful book that utterly transported me to Venice. She runs her family's restaurant Little Italy which was established by her father, and always successful. Wandering through the tangled maze of streets and canals, Addolorata must work out what happened to the person she used to be. To be honest, if we were given the choice we would probably avoid Venice in the summer.