The Rough Guide to Venice & Veneto

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Practical travel guide to Venice & the Veneto with a free eBook featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in Venice & the Veneto. The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto also includes details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in Venice & the Veneto, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip.

The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto covers: San Marco; Dorsoduro; San Polo and Santa Croce; Cannaregio; Central Castello; Eastern Castello; The Canal Grande; The Northern Islands; The Southern Islands; Padua and the Southern Veneto; Vicenza, Verona and around; The Northern Veneto.

Inside this travel guide you'll find:


Experiences for every kind of trip to Venice & the Veneto, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Verona to family activities in child-friendly places, like Museo del Vetro or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Basilica di San Marco.


Essential pre-departure information including Venice & the Veneto entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


Carefully planned routes covering the best of Venice & the Veneto give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for walking, gondola rides, shopping or exploring art museums and markets.


Rough Guides' rundown of San Marco, the Ghetto, Burano and Murano's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to Venice & the Veneto, even in a short time.


Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in Venice & the Veneto, matching different needs.


Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Venice & the Veneto, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Torre dell'Orologio and the spectacular San Sebastiano.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in the Canal Grande, San Polo and many more locations in Venice & the Veneto, reduce need to go online.


With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.


Free eBook download with every purchase of a printed book allows you to access all of the content from your phone or tablet, for on-the-road exploration.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781789194142
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 4/30/2019
Pages: 376
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

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4.3 out of 5, 18 global ratings

Amazon Customer

Good guide

Reviewed on October 11, 2020
Paperback | Verified

Very comprehensive guide to Venice. Is also well written and good to read.

Amazon Customer

A readable and informative guide

Reviewed on November 23, 2019
Paperback | Verified

This 376-page book - the 11th (printed) edition of May 2019 - is an interesting and readable (the two are not always found together) guide to this northern Italian city set on the Adriatic, and its hinterland.

Unlike many guides, this is not a glossy booklet dotted with colourful photographs to make it look superficially attractive, but a well-designed and presented book, with readable text, useful maps, and (well-chosen) photographs only where space allows. The excellent design and layout means that you don’t need unnecessary spot illustrations to break up column after column of small-printed data.

The Contents are
P004: Introduction (Where to go, when to go, what to see, itineraries)

P020: Basics (information on travel, transport, “travel essentials” – all the important stuff for visitors)

Venice -
P034: San Marco
P079: Dorsoduro
P097: San Polo & Santa Cruce
P118: Cannaregio
P135: Central Castello
P151: Eastern Castello
P163: The Canal Grande
P176: The Northern Islands
P188: The Southern Islands

P202: Listings (including accommodation, eating & drinking, shopping, arts, nightlife & festivals)

The Veneto -
P240: Padua & the southern Veneto
P261: Vicenza, Verona & around
P287: The northern Veneto

P316: Contexts (articles on the city in history, art & books)
P350: Language
P357: Index
P367: City Plan (map section – 10 pages of maps)

Amazon Customer

Great read, very well written!

Reviewed on December 22, 2018
Paperback | Verified

Just the ticket. Perfect. Easy reading and informational. Very good. Covers everything. I used this going around Venice, it's brilliant guide and great to read when in the places that you are visiting. I found it very useful and it was my holiday bible.

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