Date added: 16.3.2015
These compact and fact-filled guides to major cities around the world are beautiful and easy to use. With more than 600 color photographs -- more than any other guide in this size -- these books combine the inside information of an Access or Gault-Millau guide, the practical information of a Michelin or Rough Guide -- about where to stay and eat and what to see -- in a seductive highly portable volume.Each guide is divided into seven sections with brief and lively descriptions for each entry: Arriving and Getting Around points up the way of getting into a city and then once you are there, the most efficient local transportation- 47 entries in Where to Stay has a wide range of hotels- 47 restaurants are listed in Where to Eat- jazz clubs, theater, night clubs, and other after-hour places are among the 24 entries in After Dark- 107 museums, monuments, and architectural sites are included in What to See- Further Afield takes you on 18 excursions out of the city including the Veneto- Browsing and Shopping which guides you to 49 stores and tells you what they have to offer. In the map section in the back are 5 double-page spreads of the city area by area with dots corresponding to all the entries in the guidebook.The City Guide to Venice takes you from such grand hotels as the Gritti or Cipriani to the smaller La Fenice or the romantic Ai Due Fanali- to a strong selection of restaurants from Harrys Bar and Antico Pignolo to more modest ones like Corte Sconta. Not to be missed is a drink at the Gran Caffe Florian on Piazza San Marco or a visit to the Church of San Bartolomio to listen to music played on ancient instruments. This guide takes you shopping for exquisitefabric, glassware, masks and costumes, furniture and paper productsEach Guide takes you fearlessly and efficiently into the heart and culture of the city. Smart, incisive, sharp and sleek, these guides are as practical as they are beautiful. Knopf City Guide: Venice (Knopf City Guides Venice) by Alfred A. Knopf Publishing Company, Inc.