The Queens of the Adriatic

The library is hosting a program, Queens of the Adriatic on Sunday, April 10, about traveling to two beautiful European destinations nestled along the Adriatic Sea: the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, thought by some to be the next Riviera, and Venice, Italy. (Click here for details and to register.)

I have been dreaming of a trip to Croatia to see the beautiful country where my Grandmother was born, with a side trip to Venice, Italy.  The ancient and well-preserved medieval cities, sunny beaches, aqua sea, and countless resorts, coupled with a superb climate -- heaven!!

Whenever I start daydreaming, my first thought is… what can I find on this topic at the library? The library never disappoints in its ability to inspire me. I found many guidebooks, DVDs, and online resources, as well as an interesting memoir, music to get in the mood, and even some fictional books and movies set in the region to tide me over until I am able to book my trip. Here are a few of the titles about these “Queens” that we have at the library to get you inspired, too! Click on the title to see more information about each. 

 

1Frommer’s EasyGuide to Croatia [Book - Guidebook]
Inspirational, detailed, practical and cost conscious, this guide will help you determine what to see and do in Croatia.

2Rick Steves' Eastern Europe. 2000-2012. [DVD]
Visit Croatia and other Eastern European destinations with Rick Steves as your guide!

5Girl at war : a novel by Sara Novic [Book - Fiction]
This story tells the horrors of civil war in 1990s Croatia from a young girl’s viewpoint. She leaves to go to school in the U.S., then returns to Croatia after a decade away, hoping to make peace with the place she once called home.

7Love in Venice [sound recording (CD)]
Andre Rieu creates a sense of Italian atmosphere by highlighting the popular songs and dances of Italy.

4Running Away to Home by Jennifer Wilson [Book - Memoir]
Join this family’s journey to Croatia as they explore their roots and discover who they are and what really matters in life.

3Lonely Planet Croatia [e-Book - Guidebook]
A comprehensive guide including reviews of the best sights, places to stay and eat, cultural information, maps, transport tips and a few of the best kept secrets of Croatia. A valid AAPLD card number is required to use this resource.

6Venice & the Veneto [Book - Guidebook]
DK's insider travel tips and essential local information will help you discover the best of Venice and the region.

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Summertime [videorecording (DVD)]
The story of a witty but lonely secretary (Katherine Hepburn) who takes a vacation in Venice, hoping to fall in love. She does - with a very handsome but very married Italian man.

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Mango Languages [Electronic resource]
Over 40 foreign languages to explore. Learn anytime and anywhere with remote access and FREE mobile apps!  A valid AAPLD card number is required to use this resource.

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