One author, 12 years of Venice know-how, five extended walks, one attempt at the Vogalonga. The only guide that goes the extra mile in finding gorgeous, great value canalside accommodation. Meet the mayor, learn about the lagoon and appreciate the city's artistic heritage - locals spill the beans on Italy's most beautiful city. Content updated daily - visit lonelyplanet.com for up-to-theminute reviews, updates and traveller highlights.
Relive Casino Royale and cruise the Grand Canal in your very own speedboat. Escape the ment turistico and dîne instead on baccalà and Bellinis in hidden backstreet bars. Take the art-pilgrim path Co Padua, then sit with fireflies in V<,rcina's pink-marble arena. Contemplate Venice's less salubrious past, when the Catalogue of Courtesans was the guidebook of choice.