Travellers Venice

Travellers Venice

by Susie Boulton

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Travellers Venice has been completely revised and updated and now includes a free weblinks CD. Travellers are best-selling compact guidebooks containing clear maps, essential destination facts and special features. In addition each title offers invaluable practical information on transport, geography, sightseeing, history and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841572758
Publisher: Cook, Thomas Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/2003
Series: Travellers Guides Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 7.58(h) x 0.47(d)

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Described as 'the finest street in the world', the Grand Canal sweeps majestically through the heart of the city, providing a dazzling array of more than 100 palace façades. Known to the locals as the Canalazzo, it is nearly 4km long, stretching in an inverted S shape from the Piazzale Roma to San Marco. The waterway teems with traffic, from skiffs and gondolas to waterbuses and launches. For those accustomed to terra firma, it is a novelty to see the mail carried on a red motor boat, the crates of the radicchio arriving by boat at the Rialto, and the bundles of hotel sheets on the laundry barge.

Table of Contents

Background4
Introduction4
The City6
History8
Governance11
Culture14
Festivals16
First steps20
What to see30
Getting away146
Directory152
Shopping152
Entertainment158
Children162
Sport and Leisure164
Food and Drink166
Hotels and Accommodation174
On Business178
Practical Guide180
Index190
Maps
Locator4
Laguna Veneta5
Venezia Town Plan22
Sestieri and Waterbus Routes25
Grand Canal98
San Marco Walk108
Castello Walk110
Dorsoduro Walk112
Santa Croce and San Polo Walk114
Piazzale to Piazza Walk116
Cannaregio Walk118
Arsenale and Biennale Walk120
The Lido133
Murano135
Venezia Excursions139
Features
Venice in Peril12
Carnevale18
Renaissance Art in Venice32
Venice and the Orient36
Of Gondolas and Gondoliers52
The Doge: Last Among Equals72
Cafes of the Piazza80
Life in the Lagoon128
A Galaxy of Glass136
Walks and Boat Tours
Walk: San Marco108
Walk: Castello110
Walk: Dorsoduro112
Walk: Santa Croce and San Polo114
Walk: Piazzale to Piazza116
Walk: Cannaregio118
Walk: Arsenale and Biennale120
By Boat: Grand Canal122
By Boat: The Circle Line126

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