Streetwise Maps STREETWISE Map Venice
Description Streetwise Maps STREETWISE Map Venice
This Venice map now includes an additional inset of the vaporetto (water bus) routes around the Venetian lagoon. An inset map of Giudecca Island has also been added to STREETWISE Venice.
Venice: Prince of the Adriatic, Queen of romantics, King of canals and palaces. Venice is pure Italian opera.
Like the famous Fenice Theatre, twice resurrected after devastating fires, Venice continues to flirt with disaster. The Venetian Lagoon which swells and floods Venice each year during the acque alta threatens to do so permanently unless a solution is found. But Venice continues to hold her head above water like a bejeweled diva swooning in the sea. Masked revelers during carnival seem like theatrical extras to a city that is always center stage. For the first time visitor, the pageantry of Venice is intoxicating. For the return visitor, it is addicting.
For hundreds of years, under the command of Doges, Venice was one of the most enduring sea powers on earth. Today, Venice is the most enduring tourist venue on earth. If you get caught up in the seemingly unending flow of visitors streaming along the main “calles” between the Rialto Bridge and St Mark’s square do not despair. STREETWISE® Map of Venice Italy will rescue you from your confusion and transport you to marvelous undiscovered parts of the six “sestieri” spread across the city’s islands. STREETWISE® Venice map in hand, you’ll feel more native than interloper.
Famous for its Venetian art, baroque palaces, mercantile history, and regional cuisine, Venice is a city that must be experienced on foot. Gradually, in dozens of churches, museums, and palaces, the extraordinary richness of Venice is revealed. So much to see, it will strain your neck and feet by the end of the day! You will still be able to count on your STREETWISE® Venice Map to get you back to your hotel or Palazzo.
The island of Murano has been a center of glass making since the late 13th century when it was ruled that glassmaking be moved from Venice out to the island to protect the city from fire. Glass makers were famous for being the first to craft mirrors and were also know for the curlicue ornate chandeliers they produced. Glass making continues today and tours of the factories and their ubiquitous gift shops are widely available. The inset map of Murano will help you escape the tour and find a lovely spot for lunch.
STREETWISE® Maps makes the best laminated street maps available for purchase on the market today. Easy to read and accordion fold for effortless use, all of our detailed travel maps are pocket size for discretion so you don't stick out like a tourist. Browse the boxes below to see other STREETWISE® laminated maps related to our Venice Map.
STREETWISE® Venice Map 2011
Main Venice, Italy Map 1:8,400
Murano Island Map 1:22,000
Giudecca Map 1:12,000
Venice Water Bus Map -Vaporetto Map (map not drawn to scale)
8.5 inches by 4 inches
8.5 inches by 27 inches
Venice Map ISBN
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