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Venice, the Tourist Maze: A Cultural Critique of the World's Most Touristed City

Robert Davis

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238039
eISBN:
9780520937802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238039.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

“The tourist Venice is Venice,” Mary McCarthy once observed—a sentiment very much in line with what is experienced by most of the fourteen million tourists who visit the city each year, but at the ... More


The City Built on the Sea

Robert C. Davis and Garry R. Marvin

in Venice, the Tourist Maze: A Cultural Critique of the World's Most Touristed City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238039
eISBN:
9780520937802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238039.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Tourism is the life and life's blood of Venice today. Venice may well be the most visited city in the world. It seems to enjoy a special status as the epitome of the tourist experience. Many of the ... More


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