Top 10 Venice (EYEWITNESS TOP 10 TRAVEL GUIDE) by Gillian Price

ISBN 1465426108
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    Gillian Price
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    DK Eyewitness Travel; Revised edition (November 17, 2014)
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photography, and illustrations of any guide.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Venice is your pocket guide to the very best of Italy's famous "Floating City."

Our Top 10 Travel Guide gives you great day trips in and around Venice, including the best restaurants in each area, the most beautiful churches, and wonderfully charming shops and markets. Use our insider tips to find the best hotels for every budget, and put visiting must-see palazzos and villas on your list along with walking the canals and seeing the famous gondolas. We've included great walks and itineraries, plus ways to explore hidden Venice.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Venice

True to its name, this Top 10 guidebook covers all major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

"Don't miss" destination highlights Things to do and places to eat, drink, and shop by area Free, color pull-out map (print edition), plus maps and photographs throughout Walking tours and day-trip itineraries Traveler tips and recommendations Local drink and dining specialties to try Museums, festivals, outdoor activities Creative and quirky best-of lists and more

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Venice

Recommended: For an in-depth guidebook to the region of Venice and the Veneto, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Venice and the Veneto, which offers the most complete cultural coverage of this area; trip-planning itineraries by length of stay; 3-D cross-section illustrations of major sights and attractions; thousands of photographs, illustrations, and maps; and more.

This guide is arranged by themes, such as: Venice Churches, Museums and Galleries, Artists, Bridges, Places to Eat and some more unusual ones like: Hidden Venice, Writers and Venice,Animals in Venice, Places for Children. This makes it easy to organize your sigtseeing, especially if your time is limited. I bought this as an e-book for my iPad which I don't generally recommend since a guidebook is most useful to thumb-through; it can be frustrating to try to find something quickly in a digital reference or to compare two sections to one another. This guide takes that into consideration and has many "return to" options. Each section also has a View Map tab and the Table of Contents at the beginning and the Index at the end are clear and aid navigation. Also very good are the floorplans of the Academia Gallery, the Doges Palace and St Mark's Square. And it doesn't overwhelm you with lengthy, historical explanations--descriptions are succinct and interesting and always include opening hours and if admission is charged.
The major drawback for me is the lack of detail in the maps. They help get the layout of each section of the city and the approximate placement of points of interest but Venice is a city of tiny streets that twist and turn over tiny canals and this guide needs to be supplemented by a larger, more specific map. Also, this guide is for sightseeing only; don't expect to find hotels or transportation options (how to get to and around Venice.) Restaurant suggestions are also very limited and don't include many inexpensive options. Also, there are no pictures included to give a visual preview.
I have used the Top 10's on various travels. I like their smaller size. More is their maps. This one has a number of maps including the subway map (used it often) and two city maps. One on the back cover and the other was laminated in a little pocket. It folds rather small so you don't look like an obviously lost tourist.

The book has some pretty good tips, made finding the sites easy. What was a nice touch was on the laminted map were ten ideas for various unexpected things, like rainy days, kid friendly, eating, on the cheap, etc.
As usual the DK series delivers an easy-to-use and photos with the "best of the best" in the city. A necessity for those of us who only occasionally travel to Europe.
Bought this pre-owned, but still good like new.
Love the compact maps that come with it.

The small descriptions of each sightseeing spot is a little vague, but for such a small compact book it is not too bad.
Good to carry around for quick information.
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Love the pictures that help you decide how much you want to see a place. Since Venice is pretty small, the top 10 theme covers your needs pretty well. For the larger cities we also like the Top 10 guides, but don't usually use them as the primary guidebook.
I bought the Kindle version for both Rome and Venice. I didn't think it gave enough information or history and didn't find it all that helpful. After using the one for Rome and finding it lacking, I barely looked at the Venice edition. In the future I will stick to regular guidebooks like Fodors.
And More! Still reading the book after visiting Venice for the first time last year in May. Quite accurate and hoping to return to relish the sites and food once again.
My daughter read this on her plane to Venice and followed a lot of the suggestions. Great little book packed full of useful information.