Blue Guide Venice / Edition 8

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Overview

Venice has been one of the world's leading destinations for the cultural traveler since the eighteenth-century Grand Tour: a romantic setting, rich in art history, created by a republic that was stable and prosperous for a thousand years.
The eighth edition offers the curious traveler invaluable information on everything from art and architecture to places to stay.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393330076
  • Publisher: Blue Guides Limited of London
  • Publication date: 5/14/2007
  • Series: Blue Guide
  • Edition description: Eighth Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,462,637
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Art historian Alta Macadam is a best-selling author of Blue Guides, based in Florence, Italy.
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Table of Contents


Historical sketch     8
The art of Venice     18
Venice in Peril     30
Topography of Venice     32
Highlights of Venice     38
The Guide
The sestieri & Grand Canal
San Marco     41
The Grand Canal     127
Dorsoduro     143
San Polo     191
Santa Croce     214
Cannaregio     225
Castello     255
Guided walks
Dorsoduro     185
Cannaregio     246
Castello     296
The islands & lagoon
San Giorgio Maggiore     302
The Giudecca     306
San Michele     311
Murano     313
Burano and Torcello     320
The Lido and Pellestrina     328
Chioggia     336
The minor islands     338
Practical information
Arriving in Venice     345
Getting around     346
Accommodation     350
Food and drink     357
Further reading     374
Glossary of special terms     377
Doges of Venice     380
Index     382
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