Rough Guide Directions Venice

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Slim, stylish and pocketable, Rough Guide DIRECTIONS Venice is full of ideas for long-weekends or flying visits to one of Europe''s most popular city break destinations. Providing accurate, up-to-date information this full-colour guide includes 28 themed sections – from "Death in Venice" to "Eighteenth-century Art" – to help you decide what to do, 24 hours a day. There are critical reviews of all the best places to stay, the best bars and the shops, all keyed to accompanying easy-to-use maps. Additional chapters ...

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Overview

Slim, stylish and pocketable, Rough Guide DIRECTIONS Venice is full of ideas for long-weekends or flying visits to one of Europe''s most popular city break destinations. Providing accurate, up-to-date information this full-colour guide includes 28 themed sections – from "Death in Venice" to "Eighteenth-century Art" – to help you decide what to do, 24 hours a day. There are critical reviews of all the best places to stay, the best bars and the shops, all keyed to accompanying easy-to-use maps. Additional chapters cover festivals and special events from the Film Festival to the spectacular Regata Storica. The language section has a useful menu reader and handy phrases to have you speaking a little Italian by the time you arrive.

All you need to get the most out of Venice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843537571
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/5/2007
  • Series: Rough Guides Directions Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 4.22 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Buckley is co-author of Rough Guides to Tuscany & Umbria and Florence & Siena.

Jonathan Buckley is co-author of Rough Guides to Tuscany & Umbria and Florence & Siena.

Jonathan Buckley is co-author of Rough Guides to Tuscany & Umbria and Florence & Siena.

Jonathan Buckley is co-author of Rough Guides to Tuscany & Umbria and Florence & Siena.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     4
Ideas     9
The big six     10
The main islands     12
Museums and art galleries     14
Hotels     16
Venice viewpoints     18
Palaces     20
Restaurants     22
Scuole     24
Bars     26
Renaissance art and architecture     28
Shops and markets     30
Cafes, cakes and ice cream     32
Death in Venice     34
On the water     36
Authentic Venice     38
Venetian oddities     40
Crime and punishment     42
Multicultural Venice     44
Festivals     46
Places     49
San Marco: the Piazza     51
San Marco: North of the Piazza     63
San Marco: West of the Piazza     70
Dorsoduro     78
San Polo and Santa Croce     92
Cannaregio     107
Central Castello     118
Eastern Castello     127
The Canal Grande     133
The northern islands     142
The southern islands     150
Accommodation     159
Hotels     161
Bed and breakfasts     166
Apartments     168
Hostels     168
Essentials     171
Arrival     173
Information     174
City transport     175
Museums and monuments     177
Festivals and special events     178
Directory     180
Chronology     183
Language     189
Index     201
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