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    • The Gondola Maker

    • By: Laura Morelli
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Camponeschi
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Venetian gondola-maker Luca Vianello considers his whole life arranged. His father charted a course for his eldest son from the day he was born, and Luca is positioned to inherit one of the city's most esteemed boatyards. But when Luca experiences an unexpected tragedy in the boatyard, he believes that his destiny lies elsewhere. Soon, he finds himself drawn to restore an antique gondola with the dream of taking a girl for a ride.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent narration

    • By The computer lady on 03-29-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Painter's Apprentice

    • Venetian Artisans
    • By: Laura Morelli
    • Narrated by: Anna Butterworth
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    Venice, 1510. Maria Bartolini wants nothing more than to carry on her father's legacy as a master gilder. Instead, her father has sent her away from the only home she's ever known to train as an apprentice to Master Trevisan, a renowned painter. Maria arranges to leave the painter's workshop to return to her family workshop and to a secret lover waiting for her back home. But the encroaching Black Death foils her plans.... When the painter's servants uncover the real reason why Maria has been sent away to train with Master Trevisan, they threaten to reveal a secret.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Made in Naples & the Amalfi Coast

    • A Travel Guide to Cameos, Capodimonte, Coral Jewelry, Inlay, Limoncello, Maiolica, Nativities Papier-máché, & More
    • By: Laura Morelli
    • Narrated by: Laura Morelli
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Author and art historian Laura Morelli is here to help. In Italy, it's not easy to tell the treasures from the trash. In this audiobook, Morelli leads you through the region's most authentic arts. By teaching you the difference between authentic master artisans and the knock-offs, Morelli will make you every tourist trap's worst nightmare: an educated buyer. Join Laura Morelli on a journey beyond the souvenir shops into an immersive cultural experience you won't find in any other guidebook.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Made in Venice

    • A Travel Guide to Murano Glass, Carnival Masks, Gondolas, Lace, Paper, & More
    • By: Laura Morelli
    • Narrated by: Laura Morelli
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    If you're traveling to Venice, Italy, you want to go home with a special souvenir: a piece of Murano glass, a work of Burano lace, a carnival mask, or one of the city's famous luxury fabrics. But selecting which mask or which goblet to buy can be an intimidating experience. How do you know if you're buying something authentic, something made in Venice, something made in a traditional way? How do you determine if you've fallen prey to one of the city's many tourist traps?

    • A Travel Guide to Murano Glass, Carnival Masks, Gondolas, Lace, Paper, & More
    • By: Laura Morelli
    • Narrated by: Laura Morelli
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Release date: 10-27-16
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    Regular price: $6.95

    • Made in Florence

    • A Travel Guide to Fabrics, Frames, Jewelry, Leather Goods, Maiolica, Paper, Woodcrafts & More
    • By: Laura Morelli
    • Narrated by: Laura Morelli
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    If you're traveling to Florence, Italy, you want to go home with a special souvenir: a leather bag, a gold bracelet, or a beautiful set of stationery. But selecting which wallet or jacket to buy can be an intimidating experience. How do you know if you're buying something authentic, made locally and in a traditional way? How do you determine if you've fallen prey to one of the city's many tourist traps?

    • A Travel Guide to Fabrics, Frames, Jewelry, Leather Goods, Maiolica, Paper, Woodcrafts & More
    • By: Laura Morelli
    • Narrated by: Laura Morelli
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 11-16-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: $6.95