The Venice Lido is the first in the Blue Guides new Travel Monograph series. More personal and often more literary in feel than conventional guidebooks, the travel monographs will reveal hidden treasures in a series of enchanting locations. Robin Saikia's book The Venice Lido launches the series and is the first ever English-language travel book to concern itself solely with Venice's glamorous beach resort. Blue Guides, founded in 1918, remain the leading series in the English language for art, architecture and history. Their publications are designed, as a past editor put it, 'for the traveller who desires to understand more fully what he or she sees'. The first Blue Guide to Venice was published in 1957. Click here to buy this book and for details of Blue Guides' current publications on Venice together with maps, itineraries and useful information.