Berlitz Pocket Guide: Venice
It's cheap, tiny, surprisingly informative,
and a good bet for tourists who
plan to spend only a day or two in Venice.
Fodor's Exploring Venice
This well-written, attractive, affordably priced, but bulky guidebook is
jammed with photos, maps, historical sidebars, lively quotations, and
practical travel advice. It includes short chapters on Padova, Verona, and
Eyewitness Guide: Venice and the Veneto
Susie Boulton and Christopher Catling
Dorling Kindersley's visually sumptuous guide makes a slight sacrifice of
depth to breadth by including chapters on the Veneto Plain, Verona, and the
Frommer's Walking Tours: Venice
Robert Ullian and Thomas Worthen
This compact, highly readable guide divides Venice and two islands into 10
pedestrian routes with clear directions, maps, and places to stop for snacks
Insight Guide: Venice
Superb photos, great art direction, and readable prose are a winning
combination, especially if you're looking for a gift or souvenir book. The
author, Lisa Gerard-Sharp, has written another guidebook that features 14
illustrated walking tours: Venice (Step by Step).
Knopf City Guide: Venice
The most comprehensive and elegant guide to Venice, with hundreds of
photographs and illustrations to augment the highly readable text. The
emphasis is on history, architecture, and art, but you'll also find practical
advice and maps.
Michelin Green Guide: Venice
Michelin crams an astonishing quantity of information into its tall and narrow
Green Guides, which fit perfectly into a purse or camera bag. The Venice
guide's maps, building plans, and descriptions are up to the usual high
Michelin standard, and the alphabetical organization is convenient.
The Rough Guide: Venice and the Veneto
Mr. Buckley's book is packed with detailed travel advice for Venice and the
Veneto region, and recent editions have been given a visual makeover with
color printing. In addition to covering the usual travel topics, this Rough
Guide "tells you more about the city as it is today than any other guidebook,
with features on everything from flood-prevention projects to the travails of
Venice's football team." (E-book and Pocket Rough Guide editions are also
Touring Club of Italy
Excellent maps, a compact format, and a reasonable price make this book handy
for the tourist who doesn't have a lot of time or money to spend in Venice. It's
organized as a series of walking tours, with descriptions of sights and
landmarks along the way.
Venice in Context
Robert S. Wayne
This self-guided tour of Venice's leading churches, monuments, and squares
includes a 158-page guidebook and a dozen narrated tours on audio CDs.
See our review.
tours are the focus of this British guidebook, which was first published in
1966 and is now in its sixth edition. The book, which is sprinkled with lively
anecdotes, is geared toward educated readers who have a taste for history,
art, and literature.