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Best of Venice (Lonely Planet Best of Venice)
Synopses & Reviews
Elusive and enigmatic, Venice is a dreamlike place that beggars description. Countless artists have tried with pen and brush to render the shimmering lagoon with its slender bell towers. It"s an enticing vision, increasingly difficult to find amid the madding crowds in St Mark"s Square, but in Best of Venice we"ll show you how.
Word Of Art - from Byzantine and High Renaissance to modish modernism, Venice itself is a work of art. Select your own highlights with our top tips on the city"s artistic and architectural legacy.
Lagoon Legs - navigate the waterways and alleyways of Italy"s most mysterious city with our detailed tours and fold-out maps
Largissimo - live large in Italy"s most romantic city, dining on magical rooftop terraces and drinking prosecco in elegant bars - all hand-picked by our local expert
Sleep In Style - from boutique B&Bs to celeb-worthy palazzi, you"ll want to savour those serene waking moments in la Serenissima
Meet The Locals - from cookery courses to printing and mask-making, discover a local perspective alongside a motley crew of chefs, expats, artists and artisans
What Will Your Venice Encounter Be'
Admiring the city's brush-clutching rebels, Tintoretto and Titian
Whispering with the opera critics in the balconies at Teatro La Fenice
'thinking with the senses' at the acclaimed Biennale and Pinault's Palazzo Grassi
Getting acquainted with a daily menu of soft-shell crabs and Bassano asparagus
Concocting your own Da Vinci code from sinister Ducal Palace intrigues
Cruising the lagoon and island-hopping in a bragosso (Venetian barge)
Discover Twice the City in Half the Time
Full-color pull-out map and detailed neighborhood maps for easy navigation
Art historian and culture critic Alison Bing recommends the very best sights, restaurants, shops and entertainment
Unique itineraries and highlights help you get a backstage view of one of the most visited cities in the world
Local musicians and artists reveal Venice's startling innovative streak
Venice's top attractions, and expert advice on how best to see the culturally rich and historic city, are packed into this stylish full-color pocket guide. Unique walking tours, easy-to-use grid-referenced maps, and a vaporetto-routes map help visitors make the most of their time in this romantic city.
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