The second edition of the "Time Out Guide" has been comprehensively revised and updated by writers who live and work in this most romantic of cities. It leads you through Venice's famous sights and on into the magical labyrinth beyond: down tiny alleyways to echoing churches filled with art treasures, stopping en route at the restaurants and bars that only Venetians know. The Venice Guide tells you how to: eat like a Venetian - learn how to avoid the ubiquitous "menu turistico"; drink like a Venetian - learn to distinguish glass and lace handmade on the Lagoon from cheapie imports; row like a Venetian - the secrets of gondolier-style rowing - and where to buy wellies when the tide rises; live like a Venetian - full accommodation listings, plus extensive maps and all the practical information you'll need to feel at home; plus highlights of the Veneto - Palladian villas, Roman arenas and exclusive ski slopes ...all with details of opening times and prices.
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If you were to ask someone what they thought of Venice, they would probably say: gondolas, architecture, romance, winding streets and, of course, ice cream. However, for some the very thought of a stay in Venice and its effect on their credit-card statement can send them reeling.
Venice can be an expensive and, with its unique structure, a confusing place to stay. But whether you are willing to splash out on that special week in a beautiful floating paradise or are just hoping to see a little of this northern part of Italy The Time Out City Guide to Venice is a godsend.
As always, Time Out gives you everything you need to know about all the hotels and campsites in and around the lagoon that offer the best value for money. In addition, a full history lesson for the region with the bonus of a handy time-line makes it essential when wandering around a city which is, in itself, a living museum. On top of this you get all the essential Italian phrases as well as maps to the Veneto. These maps are particularly handy when you begin to tire of all the art galleries, museums and shops, marked as they are with the best places to find snacks, meals or a glass of Spritz.
In addition, details on the local seasonal festivals, art and film exhibitions help you to plan ahead to enjoy a more cultural stay or avoid all that hustle and bustle for a more relaxed break. --Caroline ButlerReview:
"Time Out's Guides have become standards..." -- The Times
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Book Description Time Out, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140293914