Rick Steves' Venice 2008

Rick Steves' Venice 2008

by Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw




Who but Rick Steves can tell travelers the best way to see St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, the Rialto Bridge, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection? With Rick Steves' Venice 2008, travelers can experience everything Venice has to offer — economically and hassle-free. Completely revised and updated, this guide includes opinionated coverage of both famous and lesser-known sights, friendly places to eat and sleep, suggested day plans, walking tours and trip itineraries, and clear instructions for smooth travel anywhere by car, train, or foot. America's number one authority on travel to Europe, Steves' time-tested recommendations for safe and enjoyable travel in Europe have been used by millions of Americans in search of their own unique European travel experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566918695
Publisher: Avalon Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2007
Series: Rick Steves' City and Regional Guides Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Rick Steves is on a mission: to help make European travel accessible and meaningful for Americans. Rick has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. He's researched and written 24 travel guidebooks and hosts the public television series Rick Steves' Europe, now in its seventh season. He also organizes and leads tours of Europe and offers an information-packed website (ricksteves.com). Rick lives in Edmonds, WA, just north of Seattle, with his family.

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
Planning     3
Practicalities     8
Money     9
Transportation     10
Traveling as a Temporary Local     10
Back Door Travel Philosophy     12
Orientation     13
Sights     29
Self-Guided Tours
Grand Canal Cruise     44
St. Mark's Square Tour     56
St. Mark's Basilica Tour     66
Doge's Palace Tour     85
Correr Museum Tour     100
Accademia Tour     114
Scuola San Rocco Tour     127
Frari Church Tour     137
Ca' Rezzonico Tour     145
Peggy Guggenheim Collection Tour     157
La Salute Church Tour     170
San Giorgio Maggiore Tour     175
Venice's Lagoon Tour     182
Self-Guided Walks
St. Mark's to Rialto Walk     192
St. Mark's to San Zaccaria Walk     202
Sleeping     207
Eating     226
Venice with Children     248
Shopping     251
Nightlife     255
Transportation Connections     261
Day Trips     269
Padua     271
Vicenza     294
Verona     305
Venetian History     322
Appendix     333
Resources     333
Telephones, Email, and Mail     337
Money Matters     344
Holidays and Festivals     346
Conversions and Climate     348
Essential Packing Checklist     351
Hotel Reservation Form     352
Italian Survival Phrases     353
Index     355

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