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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Venice & the Veneto [Paperback]

Brenda Birmingham
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1 Feb 2010 DK Eyewitness Travel Guide

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide to Venice & the Veneto will lead you straight to the best attractions this city and region has on offer. Packed with photographs, illustrations and maps of Venice and the Veneto, the guide includes in-depth coverage of Venice's must see sight from the historic Piazza San Marco and beautiful Grand Canal, to the city's finest opera and liveliest carnivals, unearthing the best of the city's stunning architecture, museums, galleries and parks in between. You'll find 3D aerial views of Venice's most interesting districts, cutaways and floorplans of all the major sites, and detailed listings of the best hotels and restaurants in Venice and the Veneto for all budgets. The guide includes four 'Great Days Out' in Venice and the Veneto region and extensive practical information and insider tips from shopping and entertainment to choosing the best Italian cuisine. Whether you are finding a bargain on the Ponte di Rialto, enjoying a gondola ride or discovering the ancient city of Padua, the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide to Venice & the Veneto is indispensable.

Don't miss a thing on your holiday with the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Venice & the Veneto

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (1 Feb 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405346981
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405346986
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 13.2 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 278,834 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A pleasurable read with ravishing photography plus maps and plans of supreme quality.' The Observer

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Proved its worth on the ground 3 Aug 2011
Planning something more than a day trip to Venice? Then, this book is essential.
The splendour of Venice is well known, but like the thorns on a rose, Venice has its fair share of nuisances. Of course, if you're there for just a couple of hours, these are watered down to a vaporetto trip on the Grand Canal, a gondola rip-off and a visit to San Marco and the Campanile.
However, if you're staying in Venice for some days, you need something to structure your trip upon. This book is a gem. Compact enough to fit a small bag (too big for a pocket) it's full of information, graphics and tips.
A history and general information section at the beginning makes a good read ahead of arriving there. This is followed by a section called "a view of the Grand Canal", with illustrations giving a bird's eye view of the Canal and the main attractions encountered on its banks. Then, the city is divided into areas with colour-coded pages corresponding to the shade of colour of the particular district in the main map. Each section contains a brief intro, information about the main sights, and a suggested walking route. The top sights are given full pages, with dissected diagrams of the main churches and buildings.
Venice is truly a maze, and this book has several pages of detailed maps. Other maps given by the hotel or information office were not detailed enough to make our way through such a labyrinth. These maps were truly our Ariadne's thread.
We did use some of the suggested eateries,and the reviews were true to fact.
All in all, recommended for those visiting Venice.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good guide 7 April 2010
I have been using DK travel guides for all my trips around the world and they never disappoint. This one, as the others, has all the essentials, will take you everywhere you need to go and teach you all about the place where you are at.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellect publication 31 Mar 2010
We always use the Eyewitness Travel Guide as they have proven to give accurate information and the recommended tours take you to the most interesting sites. Excellent publication.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Venice in 5 days 3 Nov 2010
We recently spent 5 wonderful days in Venice, and felt as though we walked MILES every day! The Guide was really good, up to date and easy to carry.
We also took a larger map which was invaluable. If you only have room for one guide book, this book will tick the boxes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book... 27 Mar 2012
By yoftby
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
... but on next revision make it more clear that all bus boats are vaporetti but not all vaporetti are ACTV (or Alilaguna). There are two entirely separate operators, ACTV and Alilaguna. Only Alilaguna goes to and from the airport, so if you're using this method to transfer you'll need a separate pass to ACTV-it around Venice. The Alilaguna service is poor to travel around during your stay so don't waste money on, say, the three day pass - just get the airport return. Alilaguna boat staff tend not to believe you've got a ticket unless you're with a suitcase. They probably think you're trying to bumble-on to their boat with an ACTV pass. We found they tended to fib and say they are not going to where you want to - you have to be confident and say you know where they're going and waive your ticket as you approach the boat.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Both guide and memento 28 April 2011
Delighted with this travel guide. Exactly what I was looking for: masses of information but given in a logical layout, easy to navigate with colour codes for areas and every page has attractive photos and drawings of places of interest. Entertaining reading before your trip to decide what you want to see including good travel tips and all the info you need to get around. Moreover a wonderful compact memento after the trip. Never been disappointed by Amazon: fast dependable service, excellent quality goods and better prices than I can get in the local shops despite postage abroad! My favourite Internet shopping site!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Venice Travel Guide 26 July 2010
By Steve R
As with all DK books the level of detail is really useful. It is full of great information on the districts of Venice and the history of the properties and sights.
The most useful section i found was in the Practical Information and Travel Information in the Survival Guide.

The only criticism i would have that i was only visiting Venice on a short break and the book covers a much wider area that i did not visit. Mind you the clue is in the books title!

Well worth the money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Venice & the Veneto 29 Feb 2012
By Annie
A very helpful guide with photography that makes it worth re-visiting long after our return from holiday! It makes me want to return to Venice very soon to see more of the places we could only read about in the three days we allowed ourselves!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal travel companion
Excellent tips and ideas for the trip. Visited a couple of places based on the book that were off the normal trail
Published 1 month ago by Douglas
4.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait to see the real thing
Fabulous book. We are going to Venice soon and bought this for research.
A colourful & informative little book. All the 'to do's' included along with restaurant guides. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Rebecca Pryke
5.0 out of 5 stars All you need
Excellent guide book, good maps, good relevant information. Easy to plan your day plus really good information about the water bus. We got everywhere we wanted to go easily.
Published 5 months ago by rochelle hodds
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb in depth review of Venice
This is the best in-depth travel book about Venice you will ever find. Quality paper and binding adds to the appeal, however, this is a book you may not want to actually take with... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Worldpix
5.0 out of 5 stars Dk Eyewitness Travel guide: Venice
Superb travel guide and maps. Absolutely essential for " free-range" travellers and the excellent pictures, printing and information make travelling so much more... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Rosemary
5.0 out of 5 stars It made Venice easier and more interesting
We bought this book on a recommendation, I am glad we did.
The first and second day we enjoyed getting lost in Venice, after that the map was more than useful to guide us... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Hannah
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit bitty
Bought this alongside the lonley planet guide. This one has list of facts and info but I found the layout a bit bitty and dome things were difficult to find. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jannzy
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic guide
This is a brilliant guide book it enhance our family tip this year and we saw more things than we would have done with out it. It is heavy so be prepared for that . Read more
Published 11 months ago by Joanne Rosemary Dane
4.0 out of 5 stars Good guide
Daughter and I went to Venice early July. Neither of us had been there before. The guide was immensley useful, particularly the tips on how to use the vaporetto and other... Read more
Published 12 months ago by A. Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Looks at the pages- see the sites- its a gem
Well worth 5 stars - value for money- an accurate guide to find you way round Venice on foot.

A well wriiten and planned guide as you would expect from DK. Read more
Published 13 months ago by NedPhoto
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