I read this book about Venice called “The Venice experiment” by Barry Frangipane, an American whose mother is Italian and comes from a town close to Venice.
Him and his wife Deborah took a year of and moved to Venice. It is a really good read and funny too especially if you like Italians or like to get to know them.
In his book he writes about some people he meet in Venice and friends he made and different cafes, markets and stores etc. We have found some of these people and stores and that has been a great and special experience. It has been really fun. Because of the book we have seen Venice with different eyes.
This is their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/VeniceExperiment?fref=ts