Whether you find Venice completely charming or utterly bewildering may depend on whether you bring this guide with you. No other European city can match Venice for sheer beauty, but finding your way on foot or by vaporetto is not easy. This is where the "Eyewitness" style, with its countless photographs, maps, cutaways, floor plans and illustrations, really comes into its own; the visuals are invaluable for finding your way and identifying what you see. This revised and expanded edition features thematic tours and walks as well as information on local produce and classical dishes to ensure the flavours of Venice are impossible to miss. Outside of Venice, the towns of Padua, Verona and Vicenza are all worth seeing in their own right, and are also included in this guide. Whether you fancy souvenir shopping on the Ponte di Rialto or experiencing the fine European art collections at the Gallerie dell'Accademia, this is the ultimate guidebook to Italy's floating museum.
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You'd be hard-pressed to find a more comprehensive, engrossing, and just plain fun-to-read guidebook than the Eyewitness Travel Guide: Venice and the Veneto. Spilling over with all sorts of useful information for the traveler, you'll find three-dimensional drawings, floor plans, and detailed neighborhood maps, as well as timelines, charts--even the most scenic canal routes. Broken down into four sections--"Venice," the "Veneto Region" (which takes in Verona and the Dolomites), "Traveler's Needs," and "Survival Guide"--the guide paints a complete picture of the area. Readers will especially love the hundreds of color photos of everything from Venice's famous Rialto Bridge to the lavish costumes worn for Carnival. You'll also find illustrated neighborhood walks (including San Marco, Dorsoduro, and the Castello), room-by-room explanations of the Doge's Palace and the Basilica San Marco, and the best cafes (Caffe Florian), hotels (the Gritti Palace), and bars (Harry's, the birthplace of the bellini). --Jill Fergus
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Book Description Dorling Kindersley, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1405327782