Venice & The Veneto


“Marble palaces balanced atop wooden poles, commuters crossing the Grand Canal standing in gondolas, prosecco bottles popping in tight quarters: Venice defies all common sense, and chooses wonder instead.” – Alison Bing, Lonely Planet ...
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“Marble palaces balanced atop wooden poles, commuters crossing the Grand Canal standing in gondolas, prosecco bottles popping in tight quarters: Venice defies all common sense, and chooses wonder instead.” – Alison Bing, Lonely Planet Writer

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Inside This Book…

2 expert authors
29 maps
100 islands
149km of canals
1500 years of art and architecture
Comprehensive map section
Feature coverage of top sights
Range of planning tools
In-depth background on Venice’s art and architecture

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741798524
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Series: City Travel Guide Series
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 1,481,782
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Posted March 30, 2012

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    I couldn't have received this book at a better time. After havin

    I couldn't have received this book at a better time. After having been to Venice for 3 days about 2 years ago with my wife, we've decided to take our entire family (1 teenager, 1 tween, and one 4th grader) to Italy for 2 full weeks. Venice will be the last stop, and probably the city most anticipated by us all.

    My wife and I are big into travel books when we go abroad. I don't want to miss a key part of history, or a great restaurant. She doesn't want to miss the best shopping and secrets to avoiding crowds. And naturally we're looking for the best activities for kids as part of this very family-oriented vacation.

    This Lonely Planet offering has it all in a well-organized, colorful guide. It includes numerous "top lists" for those looking for pre-thoughtout itineraries, including best places to eat, shop, visit with kids, visit for free, and, of course, best museums. While this info is aggregated in the front of the guide, you'll find the primary organization based on Venice's Sestieres - or neighborhoods. Each Sestiere comes with a map, a neighborhood-specific 'top five', and of course, best places to eat, drink and be entertained.

    For cultural and history buffs, the book pulls together a nice set of essays on the city's evolution and rich cultural history. Everything is easy to read, and laid out in a very modern and simple to understand format.

    The pull-out map covers all of the sightseer highlights and major throughways, and canals, but it's skimpy on street details. Venice is an absolute maze and a fun place to get lost. This map will only be of moderate help if you're a stickler for knowing exactly where you are at any given time. That being said, I'm not sure there exists a map of Venice that can truly prevent one from being lost at least sometimes. Maybe the best map feature is the detailed map of the vaparetto system.

    I received this book through Amazon's Vine program.

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