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Walking in Venice

Finding your way with maps, directions, and street signs

By Durant Imboden

Venice street sign

ABOVE: If you aren't traveling with a direction-sniffing service dog, read the advice in this article.

Cheryl and MaggieIt's often said that getting lost is half the fun when you're exploring Venice, but there are times when you simply want to find your destination--especially if you're jetlagged and need to reach your hotel, or when it's 2 p.m. and your train leaves at 2:30.

Lost couple in VeniceIn the following pages, we'll show how to rescue yourself when you're lost in Venice's rabbit warren of calli and campi.

Note: This article is geared toward pedestrian travel in Venice. For advice on getting around the city by vaporetto, water taxi, and other modes of transport, see Arriving in Venice and our Venice Transportation Index.

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Walking in Venice
Buying and using Venice maps
Directional signs
Signs in streets and squares

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