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Paperback Venice in Context: The Independent Traveler's Guide to Venice Book

ISBN: 0972022872

ISBN13: 9780972022873

Venice in Context: The Independent Traveler's Guide to Venice

This guide offers the history-and art-loving traveler 12 narrative tours of Venice using audio CDs alongside easy-to-follow maps, detailed diagrams of churches, and helpful information about how to get around. With more than 12 million tourists spending a day or less in the city, time is of the essence. Two guided audio CDs allow independent travelers the freedom to go at their own pace, picking and choosing what they want to see and when they want...

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Worth it for the audio guide alone!

The entire book has good amount of useful practical information but the unique aspect is the 12 audio tours. We extracted the audio tours off of the CD's and loaded them on our iPod nanos. It works like a charm. Occasionally we wished that the script was a bit less general but it is an excellent precursor of what is probably the wave of the future. Why follow guides who are trying to impart the information in three languages (perhaps with a heavy accent) and practically running the too-large tour group past the attractions when you can use this methodology?

Wow what a guide

It was magical. My husband and I travelled to Venice last month, and the audio guide Venice in Context was fabulous. Instead of weaiting for a tour, and trying to hear and follow the guide, we went at our own pace. It was easy to follow and use. A great and eceonomical way to tour a city, I recommend it!

2004 Writers Notes Book Award Winner

Seemingly designed for the curious and cautious American traveler, this illustrated/ textual/CD combination will guide you through, beyond, and back into one of the fabled cities of known history. Wayne takes care to neither preach nor cajole, yet sheds much light on a treasured living artifact. Perfect for singles or couples.

Useful travel guide

Venice In Context provides travelers with twelve narrated walking tours of Venice. This CD has information about what travelers can see and how to get around Venice on their own. tour brings to life the city's romance and explores its rich history and artistic heritage with stories and anecdotes about the lives of historical figures, artists, and musicians that will greatly enrich the travel experience. The series is narrated by Joel Godard, a veteran New York actor who appears as the announcer on NBC's popular Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

For studies of Venetian history, art, and architecture

Compiled and written by Robert Wayne, Venice In Context is a very different kind of travel guide -- one that comes with its own audio CD offering detailed tours of Venice narrated by Joel Godard, along with an informative text enhanced with a profusion of full-color photographs showcasing Venetian landmarks and beautiful artwork. Venice In Context is an evocative and superbly conceptualized travel and tourist guide, not just for the practical realities of planning one's trip, but also for those armchair travelers, as well as destination-undecided vacationers who would like to see and hear a grand portrait of this illustrious city before committing themselves. While the principle recommended is as a travel guide, Venice In Context is also a unique and welcome supplement for studies of Venetian history, art, and architecture.
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