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on 12 April 2011
Ok a slight disclaimer I have always used the Lonely Planet guides, but after reading some of the reviews I chose this instead.
This guide is exactly what it says on the tin. Its a Rough Guide to Venice, not so good for planning your trip like the Lonely Planet guide. It has a lot of interesting information on most of the sites and the maps are clear and useful. However the layout is somewhat confusing, it isn't always clear what opening times are, and in occasions where they are included they are sometimes wrong. It doesn't really give you a decent review of food places, and missess off opening times and average meal costs which the Lonely Planet includes.
Overall I'd say it is a good guide book (info pictures etc), but not so useful if you are actually trying to cost out and plan a trip in advance, or if you want to confirm information on the day.
Lonely Planet - much less descriptive information, more info on times and prices.
Rough Guide - much more interesting information about the sights.