The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto

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The Rough Guide to Venice & Veneto is your definitive handbook to this splendour-aching European City. From the water-lapped palaces along the Canal Grande to the buzzing Rialto market, the full-colour section introduces all of the regions highlights. With more cultural background than any other guide, you’ll find detailed accounts of all Venice’s monuments and museums, from San Marco to the far-flung islands and practical coverage of Verona, Padua, Vicenza, Treviso, and a host of other Veneto towns and ...

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Overview

The Rough Guide to Venice & Veneto is your definitive handbook to this splendour-aching European City. From the water-lapped palaces along the Canal Grande to the buzzing Rialto market, the full-colour section introduces all of the regions highlights. With more cultural background than any other guide, you’ll find detailed accounts of all Venice’s monuments and museums, from San Marco to the far-flung islands and practical coverage of Verona, Padua, Vicenza, Treviso, and a host of other Veneto towns and sights. Opinionated reviews of all the best places to eat, drink and stay in every price range. The guide also takes a detailed look at the region’s history, culture, events, painting and architecture and comes complete with maps and plans for every area.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781409362777
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/24/2012
  • Series: Rough Guide to... Series
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,364,078
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Buckley is co-author of Rough Guides to Tuscany & Umbria, and Florence & Sienna

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Table of Contents


Colour section     1
Introduction     5
Where to go     7
When to go     10
Things not to miss     12
Basics     17
Getting there     19
The media     24
Travelling with children     25
Travel essentials     26
Guide     33
Venice: practicalities     35
San Marco     43
Dorsoduro     94
San Polo and Santa Croce     113
Cannaregio     138
Central Castello     158
Eastern Castello     177
The Canal Grande     191
The Northern Islands     205
The Southern Islands     217
Accommodation     233
Eating and drinking     249
Nightlife and the arts     269
Shopping     275
Directory     283
The Veneto: practicalities     287
Padua and the southern Veneto     293
Vicenza, Verona and around     322
The northern Veneto     354
Contexts     385
A brief history of Venice     387
Venetian painting and sculpture     400
An outline of Venetian architecture     407
Conservation and restoration     414
Books     420
Language     429
A glossary of Italian words and acronyms     441
A glossary of artistic and architectural terms     442
Travel store     443
Small print & Index     451
Colour maps     465
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