By Alta Macadam
Published: 2013; edition: 9; pages: 416
The ninth edition of this accessible, detailed guide to the unique city of Venice is an essential handbook for any traveller who wants to fully understand the existence and future challenges of this extraordinary place, as well as its history, art, architecture, cuisine and culture.
Completely updated, this edition contains superb plans and illustrations, detailed and accurate maps of the labyrinthine streets and canals, and includes full coverage of several newly-opened museums and palaces. There is also full coverage of where to stay and eat, and how to navigate the transport system.
The depth of information and quality of research make this book the best guide for the independent cultural traveller as well as for all students of art history, architecture and Italian culture. Ideal as an on-site guide as well as a desk resource.
Illustrations: B/W with photographs, diagrams, floor plans and 8 pages of full-colour maps.