Gardens attract Donna Leon’s customer base to Venice:
The Gardens of Venice and the Veneto acquaints garden-loving travelers with 22 colorful, fragrant, inviting, lively gardens in the historic northeast Italian towns of:
• Verona; and
The gardens therefore beckon nature-loving visitors into Il Veneto, the eighth largest of the Italian Republic’s 20 administrative regions. The image-filled, information-rich tour commences with the Veneto’s capital and largest city, Venice. The four gardens extracted from the canal city’s botanical past thereby draw upon reader interest in the foods, markets, meals, places, and plants tangentially mentioned by Donna Leon in 24 mysteries solved by Commissario Guido Brunetti as well as in:
• The Jewels of Paradise;
• My Venice and Other Essays; and
• Venetian Curiosities.