Berlitz: Venice Pocket Guide (17th Edition) (Berlitz Pocket Guides)

Berlitz: Venice Pocket Guide (17th Edition) (Berlitz Pocket Guides)

Berlitz

Language: English

Pages: 104

ISBN: 1780040881

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Berlitz Pocket Guide Venice is a concise, full-colour travel guide that gives you reliable, user-friendly detail and great photos to uncover Italy's magical city of canals. Wander through the narrow streets, hop on a vaporetto along the Grand Canal, visit magnificent landmarks such as Piazza San Marco and its Basilica and the Doge's Palace - all the essential sights are in the Where to Go section.

To inspire you, the book offers a rundown of Venice's Top 10 Attractions, followed by ideas for how to spend the Perfect Day in Venice and immerse yourself in its unique atmosphere.

The What to Do chapter is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from Carnival and opera to nightlife and shopping.

The book provides all the essential background information, including an overview of the Venice's colourful history and suggestions for excursions to the nearby islands. There are carefully chosen listings of hotels and restaurants to suit all budgets and an A-Z of practical information.

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prodigious. One of the yard’s proudest achievements came in 1574, while Henri III of France was visiting Venice. In the time it took for the French king to get through his state banquet at the Palazzo Ducale, the workers at the Arsenale had constructed a fully equipped galley from scratch, ready for the king’s inspection. Lion guarding the Arsenale Anna Mockford and Nick Bonetti/Apa Publications Today, there’s little to remind visitors of those heady days. Napoleon

the few in Venetian churches to stand in its original location. The Frari is also notable for its huge monuments to Titian and to the 19th-century sculptor, Canova, on opposite sides of the great nave. Although Titian was buried here in 1576, the monument to him was not built until the mid-19th century. Canova’s mausoleum was erected in 1827, five years after his death; however, only his heart is interred here. Titian’s wife Before you leave the Frari church, be sure

functioning by 2015. Yet even if the physical threats come from the sea, the social challenges are no less serious. Venice may be mired in its glorious past, with Gothic palaces galore, but it needs to retain its population if it is to stave off its fate as a theme park. Moored gondola Chris Coe/Apa Publications Meet the Venetians Since the population recently fell below 60,000, the city has had a rude wake-up call. In its heyday, the city of Venice had 200,000

dell’Arte that combines an educational boat trip with the Grand Canal art museums (tel: 041-2424, www.vaporettoarte.com). Other child-friendly options include: watching the glass-blowers at Murano; visiting the Museo Storico Navale, with its fascinating array of life-size ships or climbing up the Campanile di San Marco. Finally, consider a July trip to see the Festa del Redentore with its fabulous fireworks display (see Calendar of Events). Calendar of Events 1 Jan Capodanno (New

Pietro (John Dory) and sogliola (sole). More of an acquired taste is granceola (spidercrab served in its own shell), anguilla alla veneziana (eel cooked in a sauce made with lemon, oil and tuna) and seppie al nero (cuttlefish in its own ink) traditionally served with polenta. Meat dishes are rarely inspiring but one of the best bets is the Venetian favourite fegato alla veneziana (calf’s liver with onions), served with polenta. Vitello tonnato (thin slices of cold veal fillet in tuna sauce)

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