Take a fresh approach to Venice with 14 irresistible self-guided walks, written by a local expert and designed to suit every interest and taste.
Although dazzling, Venice can be overwhelming, which is where Insight Step by Step Venice comes in - we give you the best way to explore beyond Piazza San Marco, showing you routes through the warren of narrow alleyways and back canals and into rambling squares lined with delightful cafés and bars.
One walk takes you round Castello for example, where dark alleys open onto bright squares flanked by some of the city's finest churches. Another tour spends a day exploring the lagoon islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello, with their glass-blowing and beautifully painted canal-side houses.
All walks and tours are accompanied by stunning photography and detailed, easy-to-follow maps (including a handy pull-out map with a street index). Be inspired by Venice's famous carnival, find out where to get the best buys and discover the best places to eat and have a drink. Our A-Z directory will give you all the travel tips you need, and our selection of great hotels for all budgets.
Whether you are new to the city or you've been to Venice before, Step by Step Venice is the perfect companion, helping you get the most out of this most iconic of places.