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Venice and the Veneto (Lonely Planet City Guides) [Paperback]

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1 Feb 2010 Lonely Planet City Guides
Discover Venice and the VenetoJoin the collective gasp beneath the gold domes of Basilica di San MarcoAdmire priceless artworks and then scour Venice's studios for surprisingly affordable one-off treasuresSocialize canalside, binge on warm doughnuts or dance the quadrille during Carnevale's masquerade revelryCruise the Brenta Riviera, sipping prosecco and alighting by nightfall for opera under the starsIn This Guide: One author, 504 days of research, 25 maps, 2016 dining experiencesTop tips on enjoying Venice responsibly, from locally sourced gourmet meals to unique artisanal craftsInsider views from an avant-garde shoemaker, glass designer and master chef-sommelie

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  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 6th Revised edition edition (1 Feb 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1741792304
  • ISBN-13: 978-1741792300
  • Product Dimensions: 1.7 x 13.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 295,815 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful guide 5 Nov 2013
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Lonely Planet are not my first choice for guides, but I love this one. It has good maps, has an expensive feel and descriptions of how each area feels not just pages of churches and museums. It is not too heavy, so could be carried around and there are lots of good recommendations for eating out
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Useful 29 Dec 2011
By Kimchi
Format:Paperback
The Venice lonely planet is extremely useful. The reviews and maps are clear and mostly seem to be well researched.

only downside with all the city guide lonely planets are that they are a little large to stow in a normal man pocket.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Venice & Veneto 11 Aug 2011
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This is the 5th in the Lonely Planet books I have bought and they are all very informative and interesting. I wouldn't go anywhere with out one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Venice Guidebook 11 April 2011
Format:Paperback
Very good, VERY useful map that fitted nicely in the handbag.

For reatuarant reviews use tripadviser rather than this book.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing guide to Venice 10 July 2010
By Olly
Format:Paperback
I purchased this guide because it was heavily discounted on the Amazon website and because I have previously had good experience with Lonely Planet guide books. Unfortunately, I failed to read the author's profile. The guide book describes the author as having an undergraduate degree in art history. This should have given me a clue to the heavy bias of the guidebook towards art and architectural history. The guide book was not very readable and I would go as far as to describe it as tedious!!
The inclusion of a series of walks through different areas of the city was a welcome inclusion. The maps are all well drawn and easy to consult.
The guide also purports to being green and yet fails to provide any information on the relative carbon emissions of the different modes of transport (motor launches / private taxis versus buses versus the vaporetto water taxis versus walking). This subject is highly complex and the guidebook provides little in the way of understanding and insight to allow the consumer to make educated choices. There are no references to useful websites that allow such calculations to be made and the environmental impact of different industries is not explained in any detail.
Given that this is a guidebook aimed at budget travellers it also singularly fails to provide advice on budget options. A welcome addition would have been recommendations on the best picnic spots for those whose wallet needs cushioning against the blow of eating at the various trattorias and osterias. All too often one is left having to stand up in the street or on a set of steps to eat a sandwich.
This is therefore a guidebook for lovers of art and architecture but not for the budget traveller wanting to sample the atmosphere of Venice and discover its streets and waterways on foot or by canoe (details of the latter were not included in the guidebook).
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