“Tell me where is fancy bred,
Or in the heart, or in the head?”
William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

5 books that might inspire you, all set in Venice: a thriller, a novel, a memoir, a guide, a cookbook.

#1 Acqua Alta, a commissario Guido Brunetti mystery

#2 The Wings of the Dove, Henry James

#3 A classic

#4 A guideby Hugo Pratt

#5 A cookbook