This pocket-sized guide will show you the best of Venice - whether you're looking for the perfect place to explore, sleep, eat, drink or shop, there's something for everyone

This updated city guide provides in-depth and practical advice on Venice's must-see attractions to help you plan the holiday that's right for you. Carefully planned routes and itineraries will help you see all there is to see of this magnificent city, with expert advice and in-depth explanations letting you feel like a local.

Inside the pages of this Venice travel guide, you'll discover:

- Ten easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend, or a week
- Available in a handy format that is light, portable, and packed with essential information
- Expert advice and travel tips to help you tick off unmissable sights, explore beyond the tourist hubs and soak up the atmosphere
- Detailed maps cover every area of Venice, plus a laminated pull-out map that won't let you down whatever the weather

Experience the city of canals

Venice is a city like no other: bursting with history, culture, and art, as well as being famous for its array of remarkable architecture, paintings, and decadent palaces. This updated city guide provides you with detailed top 10 lists of things to enjoy during your trip.

Discover the best museums and galleries, places to eat, wine bars, shops to experience the city of bridges like a local. Explore places like the Piazza San Marco, Doge's Palace, the Grand Canal, Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, The Rialto, Torcello, Campo Santa Margherita, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Basilica San Marco and more!

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Venice has been updated regularly to make sure the information is as up-to-date as possible following the COVID-19 outbreak.

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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. Famous Venetians
    5. Writers and Venice
    6. Artists in Venice
    7. Museums and Galleries
    8. Bridges
    9. Off the Beaten Track
    10. Children’s Attractions
    11. Entertainment Venues
    12. Cafés and Gelaterie
    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 Around
    2. Practical Information
    3. Places to Stay
  7. Phrase Book
  8. Maps
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. Copyright