Venice Guidebook

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Venice Guidebook
  • Rick's picks for sights, eating, sleeping
  • Stuffed with self-guided walks and tours
  • Full coverage of three day-trip destinations
  • Extra tips on kids, shopping, and nightlife
  • Easy-to-read maps

    Buy your Venice Guidebook:

    What's Included

    In Rick Steves Venice you'll find in-depth Rick-tested information on:

    • Practicalities
      • Easy-to-follow maps (including color maps of Italy, the St. Mark's Square area, the Rialto Area, and a Venetian overview)
      • ​Trip planning: When to go, pre-trip checklist, festivals and holidays, recommended books and movies
      • Getting around Venice on foot and by vaporetto, traghetto, and water taxi
      • Advice on planning your time and avoiding lines
      • Detailed advice on managing money, communicating, reserving rooms, handling emergencies, and other helpful hints
    • Recommended Sights and Activities
    • Recommended Hotels and Restaurants
    • Self-Guided Walks and Rides
      • Grand Canal cruise
      • St. Mark's to Rialto
      • Rialto to Frari Church
      • St. Mark's to San Zaccaria
    • Self-Guided Tours
      • St. Mark's Square
      • St. Mark's Basilica
      • Doge's Palace
      • Correr Museum
      • Accademia
      • Frari Church
      • Scuola San Rocco
      • Ca' Rezzonico
      • Peggy Guggenheim Collection
      • La Salute Church
      • San Giorgio Maggiore
      • Venice's Lagoon: Murano, Burano, and Torcello
    • Day Trips
      • Padua
      • Vicenza
      • Verona
    • And More
      • Venetian history, culture, and cuisine
      • Venice with children
      • Venice's shopping and entertainment
      • Handy Italian survival phrases


    Author(s): Rick Steves & Gene Openshaw
    Dimensions: 8" x 4 ½" x ¾"
    Weight: 13 oz
    Pages: 480
    Publication date: September 2014 (14th edition)
    Next edition arrives: September 2016

    Is This the Right Book for Me?

    Should I get both the Venice book and the Italy book?

    Probably not. If you're only spending a few days in Venice, as part of a longer trip in Italy, the larger guidebook for the whole country is all you're likely to need.

    If, however, you're spending at least four days in Venice, the extra information in Rick Steves Venice is worthwhile. Compared to the Venice chapter of Rick Steves Italy, the Venice guidebook offers much more in-depth sightseeing information, more self-guided city walks and museum tours, and more advice for travelers specifically interested in the city's shopping, nightlife, or activities for kids. Other information is generally the same — the Venice chapter of our Italy guidebook has all the hotels, restaurants, and nitty-gritty practical advice for Venice that you'll find in the city guidebook (and the Near Venice chapter of Rick Steves Italy has just as much detail on Venice's day-trip options as Rick Steves Venice).

    What’s the difference between the Rick Steves Venice guidebook and the Rick Steves Pocket Venice guide?

    Our Pocket Venice guide works best for people taking a short trip, or perhaps a return trip, to Venice. Like our other Pocket guides, Pocket Venice is smaller than the full-size guidebook and in full color (but still offers our best sightseeing advice and a handful of self-guided city walks and museum tours, plus a fold-out map). For travelers who want to delve deep into Venice — whether it's because they're staying longer, are visiting for the first time, and/or appreciate more thorough information — the full-size guidebook is a better option, as it offers more substantial (and more frequently updated) advice on every front: more information on practicalities, sightseeing, self-guided tours, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, kids' activities, and the city's history and culture, plus chapters on the best nearby day trips.

    Updates and Feedback

    Latest updates: When we learn of critical changes to the information in our guidebooks on Italy, we post them. (Of course, it's still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you're set for a great trip!

    Submit feedback: Once you've used this book in Europe, we'd love to hear your feedback — good or bad — about our advice on sights, hotels, restaurants, and travel tips. We're also interested in any tips or discoveries you made while in Europe. Your comments help us improve our guidebooks for future travelers.