"Packing List" Venice Packing List Tip by EllaB
Venice What to Pack: 96 reviews and 107 photos
Miscellaneous: Take a copy of J G Links' Venice for Pleasure. It is brilliant. To quote the blurb 'A guide book that has become a minor classic, remaining in print for over thirty years. Its simple object, in the author's own words, is to guide the reader to places he might otherwise miss and, having reached them, to tell him what he might wish to know and then leave him, preferably at a café, to admire, to enjoy, and perhaps be disappointed. The illustrations show the visitor, as he confronts a view, what his predecessors of a hundred, two hundred or five hundred years ago saw from the same point. The main part of the book describes four walks, each of which can be completed in one day, although there are points in each at which one can break off and return another day.'
The walks will take you all over Venice off the beaten track and will tell you all sorts of things you don't get from the standard guide books.