Things Seen in Venice

Lonsdale Ragg (1866 - 1945) and Laura Marie Ragg

Venice, once among the most powerful states of the Western world, now a much-visited but still romantic city of canals, architecture and art. Most European cities have changed so much that a 1920 guidebook would be of little practical use, but not so Venice. Lonsdale and Laura Ragg were residents of the city - where Lonsdale was chaplain of St. George's English church from 1905 to 1909 - and they knew it well. Their guide brings its buildings and canals, its campi and its hidden campielli, to life in a surprisingly contemporary way. Try listening to Chapter 2 as your vaporetto chugs along the Grand Canal from the railway station to the Rialto bridge, only slightly faster than it would have done a hundred years ago! ( Phil Benson) Summary by Phil Benson

Genre(s): Travel & Geography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 First Impressions Phil Benson
Play 02 The Grand Canal Phil Benson
Play 03 The Heart of Venice Phil Benson
Play 04 Venice on Foot Phil Benson
Play 05 The Lagoon Phil Benson
Play 06 Fasts and Festivals Phil Benson
Play 07 Varia Phil Benson