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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Venice & the Veneto Paperback – February 20, 2012


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Product Details

  • Series: Eyewitness Travel Guide
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: DK Eyewitness Travel; Revised edition (February 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780756684105
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756684105
  • ASIN: 0756684102
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.7 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #121,985 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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Bill A. Belt
I really like the way they break down the cities into areas and have maps that show where things are street by street.
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This is a great book to have if you are planning a trip to Venice.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By K. A. Harris on June 24, 2010
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They don't come any better than Eyewitness Travel Guides. We used it extensively on our recent trip to Venice and the surrounding areas. The guide provides enough detail to get one going and lavish illustrations to whet one's appetite for the real things to be seen. The book is sized right and has ample ancillary material (survival guide, street maps, vaporetto routes, even Italian phrases for English speakers) to be a useful item to carry along easily. If one can take only one resource on a trip to Venice, I'd recommend this one.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Robert N. Jenkins on August 23, 2010
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Eyewitness Travel Guides have long been considered among the best of breed: thorough, readable and beautifully illustrated. These illustrations go well beyond pictures of the famous paintings, statues and buildings you will encounter. Typical are the "look-down'' drawings of, in this case, Venice's sestiere, or main neighborhoods. They provide the visitor walking about a better idea of where he or she is in the community. These guides are like miniature coffee table books -- once you have returned home, you want to pick them up to re-live your experience.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By SD on June 20, 2010
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I found this the most useful guide in visiting Venice and its surroundings. It was full of good ideas, accurate and interesting information all well organized. Whether planning day trips, picking a restaurant, advice on how to get around, this is a really useful book. Beautifully presented with pictures, maps, etc.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bill A. Belt VINE VOICE on September 12, 2010
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We will be makign our third trip to Venice in a few weeks and needed an up to date travel book. We find the Evewitness books to be excellant. The paper quailty is outstanding, the write ups excellant and when ordering through Amazon, the prices and shipping are always excellant. The information in Eyewitness books is some of the best. Always up to date and accurate. Plus we find more interesting places to visit as a result on their information. We ordered several books from Amazon for this trip and since we have Amazon Prime shipping, the shipping was free. this is a great deal especially when compared with the prices at the local book store.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Judy-O on August 20, 2011
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We used this for our recent trip to Venice. It was nice to have some photos of places to look at as we planned the trip. Once we got there, we tore out some maps and the Italian phrase page and left the book at home. In retrospect, I wish I had gotten a Rick Steves guide that gives a little more deppth and a seperate phrase book that gave more phrases. It was better than nothing to have this book though, and the illustrations and photos are very well done.

Someone needs to publish a book of places to go in Venice where they won't totally rip you off, and a guide to negotiating on prices in Venice. Everything there is negotiable- that is one thing I didn't learn in this guidebook.

Its really crowded there, so don't go if you can't take crowds or if you have trouble walking up and down lots of steps over canals.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By danrop on January 4, 2013
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This series is one of the best for travelers interested in knowing about where they're going, but that said, it's not as user-friendly for finding restaurant and lodging recommendations. I found myself bringing the book along as a "tour-guide" to the important spots, and really loved how well it presents the history, art, and cultural aspects of the city and region. I did find it a little annoying to match the lists of restaurants, hotels, bars, etc to the maps provided and thus relied on smart phone apps or other guides for easily selecting and finding restaurants, etc... Overall, I'd definitely choose this book (and series) first for an interesting airplane read and compact tour-guide and bring a smartphone for other things. -I wouldn't rely on suggested restaurants or bars from guidebooks like "Rick Steve's" or others since you'll just find places catering to other tourists who bought the same guidebook!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By steve france on November 30, 2012
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The guide for Venice was thorough enough to cover everything but the shape and thickness were compact enough to slip in and out of jacket pocket and be comfy in one hand (with pages staying open and readable). The glossy paper felt nice on the hand and proved very sturdy under heavy use. The division of places into neighborhood chunks, with key parts having maps that give a 3-D kind of image of buildings and streets, squares, etc., and major sites diagramed, illustrated, photoes, commented, starred, etc., worked well -- and over time helped me to naturally begin to have a mental image of the city. The text was clear, info-packed and avoided cuteness, hype and condescension that often creeps into guide-book talk.

Neither of us had ever been to Venice and my wife left the navigation and site-selection largely to me, but we were still able to find our way through the notoriously tiny, twisty streets and alleys and over key canal bridges (and if you miss those you can be much closer to your destination and yet have to back-track to find a bridge). The waterbus routes and stops were clear. So, as total beginners we were able to devise wonderful agendas and walks from day to day before setting out, with flexibility to shift around and modify in the field.

The paper and image quality make the book attractive as a souvenir-memoire that we have filed on our bookshelf. We also used the Florence and Rome DK Eyewitness guides with equally excellent results for stays of five nights each. In each of those cities we started with one of the recommeded walks, which were a great way to start and get our bearings.
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