13 Jul 2011 London: Old Hampstead Village: Literary past, plutocratic present 5.0 of 5 stars 0
12 Jul 2011 City of Venice: Ristorante Gran Viale: Unimpeachable Lido restaurant for lunch 5.0 of 5 stars 0
12 Jul 2011 Venice: Al Bottegon: Excellent bar, first class wine merchant 5.0 of 5 stars 1
11 Jul 2011 London: Racine: A rarity: an excellent French restaurant in London 5.0 of 5 stars 0
11 Jul 2011 London: Tea at the Ritz: Paradise guarded by Rottweillers 4.0 of 5 stars 0
6 Jul 2011 Venice: Bar Longhi - Hotel Gritti Palace: Post-war glamour, fabulous sunsets 5.0 of 5 stars 0
6 Jul 2011 Venice: Pensione Seguso: A unshakeable Venice tradition 5.0 of 5 stars 1
6 Jul 2011 Venice: Trattoria Africa di Diana Daniela: Fun, reasonably priced and authentic dinner on the Lido 5.0 of 5 stars 0
4 Jul 2011 Venice: Taverna Capitan Uncino: Capitan Uncino - a friendly restaurant patronised by locals 5.0 of 5 stars 0
22 May 2011 London: Cafe Rouge - Hampstead: Gallic theatricality in leafy Hampstead 4.0 of 5 stars 0
20 May 2011 Venice: La Tavernetta: Friendly, chic - a touch of Bohemian glamour 5.0 of 5 stars 0
20 May 2011 Venice: Hotel Excelsior Venice: August idylls in one of the best hotels in Italy 5.0 of 5 stars 1
19 May 2011 Venice: Lion's Bar: Memories of Dolce Vita 5.0 of 5 stars 0
15 May 2011 Venice: Hotel Panorama: Hotel Panorama - the perfect base from which to explore the Venice Lido 5.0 of 5 stars 2
15 May 2011 Venice: BEST WESTERN Hotel Villa Mabapa: How to watch the sun set in Venice... 5.0 of 5 stars 1
19 Apr 2011 London: Flask: How not to serve Sunday lunch 1.0 of 5 stars 0
18 Apr 2011 Venice: Lido: The Venice Lido - glamorous, nostalgic, fun, something for everyone

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The Venice Lido by Robin Saikia is published by Blue Guides, the first in the new Blue Guides Travel Monograph series.

The Travel Monograph series will showcase fine travel writing and complement Blue Guides' highly respected artistic and cultural guide books.

Robin Saikia reads from The Venice Lido in a short film:

The book has a lively and informative author website:

In The Venice Lido, Robin Saikia gives an affectionate and lyrical account of the Lido's history from its early days as a primitive settlement to its heyday as a glamorous beach resort, the setting for Death in Venice and the venue of the Venice Film Festival.

The Lido is currently undergoing a massive regeneration program funded by EST Capital in partnership with the Italian government.

Robin Saikia will be giving a talk about the Lido, past and present, at the Italian Cultural Institute in London this autumn.

Robin is available for interview and can be contacted by email: . Please contact him if would like a review copy of the book and if you have further questions.