Berlitz: Venice Pocket Guide (17th Edition) (Berlitz Pocket Guides)
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Berlitz Pocket Guide Venice is a concise, full-colour travel guide that gives you reliable, user-friendly detail and great photos to uncover Italy's magical city of canals. Wander through the narrow streets, hop on a vaporetto along the Grand Canal, visit magnificent landmarks such as Piazza San Marco and its Basilica and the Doge's Palace - all the essential sights are in the Where to Go section.
To inspire you, the book offers a rundown of Venice's Top 10 Attractions, followed by ideas for how to spend the Perfect Day in Venice and immerse yourself in its unique atmosphere.
The What to Do chapter is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from Carnival and opera to nightlife and shopping.
The book provides all the essential background information, including an overview of the Venice's colourful history and suggestions for excursions to the nearby islands. There are carefully chosen listings of hotels and restaurants to suit all budgets and an A-Z of practical information.
Courtesans, is also displayed here. Other highlights include sculpture by Canova, wonderful old globes and incredible stilt-like platform shoes worn by 15th-century Venetian courtesans. The Museo Archeologico (Archaeological Museum; daily 8.15am–7.15pm), is accessed through Museo Correr. It occupies part of the lavish 16th-century building opposite the Palazzo Ducale on Piazzetta San Marco. The core collection here consists of Greek and Roman sculpture bequeathed by Cardinal Grimani in 1523,
with magnificent tracery. Past the Rialto Just north of the Rialto, on the left bank, stands the 13th-century Veneto-Byzantine-style Ca’ da Mosto, one of the oldest houses on the canal. Nearby is the landmark Ponte di Rialto (Rialto Bridge). Also on the left bank, to the south, are the handsome twin 13th-century palazzi Loredan and Farsetti, which now function as the town hall. After the San Silvestro stop, on the right bank is the splendid mid-13th century Palazzo Bernardo, which may
Restaurants We have used the following symbols to give an idea of the price for a two-course meal for one, including house wine and service: €€€€ over €85 €€€ €55–85 €€ €25–55 € up to €25 San Marco Acqua Pazza €€–€€€ Campo Sant’Angelo, San Marco 3808, tel: 041-277 0688, closed Mon. This slick, upmarket spot on a trendy square is the place for huge pizzas or fine seafood when Venetian squid ink is too exotic to contemplate. A post-coffee Limoncello is on the
rooms with parquet floors and gilded bedsteads; choose the ‘casa vecchia’ Doge’s residence not the ‘Danielino’ luxe part. Splendid rooftop restaurant. Vaporetto: San Zaccaria. Gabrielli Sandwirth €€€ Riva degli Schiavoni, tel: 041-523 1580, www.hotelgabrielli.it. Set in a Gothic palace, with great vistas from its rooftop sun terrace, this large hotel has rooms with pleasant, traditional decor and 1960s-style public areas, which are rather in need of updating. In summer, meals are served in a
Nov–Mar 9.30am–3.45pm; charge; www.basilicasanmarco.it), at 100m (335ft) Venice’s tallest building, which over the years has served as a lighthouse, gun turret and belfry. Within less than a minute a lift takes you to the top, where the exotic domes of the Basilica, the splendid wedge-shaped tip of the Dorsoduro (marking the start of the Grand Canal), the island church of San Giorgio Maggiore and the terracotta-coloured tiles of the ancient city roofscape are spread beneath your feet. The scene