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Book Description

An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to Venice, packed with insider tips and ideas, color maps, and top 10 lists - all designed to help you see the very best of Venice.

Marvel at the splendor of the Basilica San Marco and Doge's Palace, enjoy a cup of coffee on Piazza San Marco, take a gondola ride down the Grand Canal, or admire the magnificent art treasures at the Accademia Galleries. From Top 10 palaces to Top 10 things to do for free - discover the best of Venice with this easy-to-use travel guide.

Inside Top 10 Venice:
- Ten easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend, or a week
- Top 10 lists showcase the best attractions in Venice, covering Basilica San Marco, Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, The Rialto, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and more
- Plus eight full-color area maps
- In-depth area guides explore Venice's most interesting neighborhoods, with the best places for shopping, going out and sightseeing
- Color-coded chapters divided by area make it easy to find information quickly and plan your day
- Essential travel tips including our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus useful transport, visa and health information
- Color maps help you navigate with ease
- Covers San Marco, San Polo and Santa Croce, Dorsoduro, Cannaregio, Castello, The Northern Lagoon, The Southern Lagoon and Venice Lido, Padua, Vicenza and Verona

Staying for longer and looking for a more comprehensive guide to Venice? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Venice & The Veneto.

Table of Contents

  1. Welcome to Venice
  2. Exploring Venice
  3. Top 10 Venice Highlights
    1. Basilica di San Marco
    2. Doge’s Palace
    3. Piazza San Marco
    4. Grand Canal
    5. Accademia Galleries
    6. Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
    7. The Rialto
    8. Torcello
    9. Campo Santa Margherita
    10. Peggy Guggenheim Collection
  4. The Top 10 of Everything
    1. Moments in History
    2. Venice Palaces
    3. Venice Churches
    4. Outstanding Venetians
    5. Writers and Venice
    6. Artists in Venice
    7. Museums and Galleries
    8. Bridges
    9. Off the Beaten Track
    10. Places for Children
    11. Entertainment Venues
    12. Pubs, Bars and Clubs
    13. Places to Eat in Venice
    14. Osterie (Wine Bars)
    15. Shops in Venice
    16. Venice for Free
    17. Festivals and Events
  5. Venice Area by Area
    1. San Marco
    2. San Polo and Santa Croce
    3. Dorsoduro
    4. Cannaregio
    5. Castello
    6. The Northern Lagoon
    7. The Southern Lagoon and Venice Lido
    8. Padua, Vicenza and Verona
  6. Streetsmart
    1. Getting To and Around Venice
    2. Practical Information
    3. Places to Stay
  7. Phrase Book
  8. Maps
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. Copyright