Travelling with a Venice Directions in your pocket is like having a local friend plan your trip. Providing accurate, up-to-date coverage, the guide with a third in full colour is fully illustrated with specially commissioned photographs. Browse the "Ideas" section with 28 themed spreads from "Death in Venice" and "On the water" to "Venetian oddities" and "Eighteenth-century Art" with each caption cross-referenced to the practical part of the guide. There are critical reviews of the best places to stay, the coolest bars and the shops, all located on our user-friendly maps. Additional chapters cover festivals and special events from the Film Festival and Carnevale to the spectacular Regata Storica. The language section has a useful menu reader and handy phrases to have you speaking a little Italian by the time you arrive.