A Question of Belief (Commissario Brunetti, Book 19) by Donna Leon

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By Donna Leon

"Brunetti is a wonder: clever, cultured, and devoted to his work." --The Washington Post

Commissario Guido Brunetti longs to flee the crowds of visitors and oppressive warmth of Venice in August. yet ahead of he can sign up for his kinfolk on vacation within the mountains, a folder containing courtroom documents lands on his table. An previous good friend suspects a sinister rationale in the back of an area court's infamous inefficiency. in the meantime, Brunetti's colleague, Inspector Lorenzo Vianello, is anxious approximately his aunt's surprising- and expensive-interest in astrology and enlists the commissario's support. simply while it kind of feels Brunetti could be capable of make his getaway, a brutal crime shocks town and he forces himself to shake off the warmth and get all the way down to work.

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Unless otherwise noted, credit cards are accepted, English is spoken, and breakfast is included (except in Vernazza). Many towns in Italy levy a hotel tax of €2 per person, per night, which must be paid in cash (not included in the rates I’ve quoted). To help you sort easily through these listings, I’ve divided the accommodations into three categories based on the price for a standard double room with bath: $$$ Higher Priced—Most rooms €100 or more. $$ Moderately Priced—Most rooms between €50-100.

Arrival in Riomaggiore By Train: Riomaggiore’s train station is separated from the town center by a steep hill (which you can summit for fine views by following my self-guided walk). The easiest way to get into town is to take the pedestrian tunnel that begins by the big mural (and parallels the rail tunnel). You’ll exit at the bottom of Via Colombo; most recommended hotels are a short hike up this steep artery. If you’re staying near the top of town and want to skip the walk, you can catch the shuttle bus (described next) at the bottom of Via Colombo and ride it partway up.

It). Allessandro also manages nine apartments scattered around town, which cost the same as his hotel rooms (but don’t include breakfast). Backpacker Dorms $ Riomaggiore Reservations (also listed earlier) runs a mini-hostel in a fine communal apartment with eight beds in two rooms, a cool living room, a terrace, and a kitchen in a good, quiet location. They also have a four-bed unit with no terrace. Take care of this little treasure so it survives (€25/bed, reception open 9:00-13:00 & 14:00-17:00 in season, free Wi-Fi, Via Colombo 181, tel.

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