A succinct guide to the pleasures of Venice.Our book pinpoints the best dining, nightlife, and accommodations, including the city's renowned luxury hotels as well as bargain alternatives.The book delivers the scoop on St. Mark's Square, the Grand Canal, museums, churches, the Lido, lagoon islands, and other attractions.List of Maps, 1 The Best of Venice, 2 Venice in Depth, 3 Planning Your Trip to Venice, 4 Where to Stay, 5 Where to Dine, 6 Exploring Venice, 7 Venice Strolls, 8 Shopping, 9 Venice After Dark, Appendix: Venice Fast Facts, Index,As a team of veteran travel writers,Darwin Porter andDanforth Prince have produced titles for Frommer’s including guides to Italy, France, the Caribbean, England, and Germany. A film critic, columnist, and broadcaster, Porter is also a Hollywood biographer and author ofBrando Unzipped, documenting the private life of Marlon Brando, andJacko: His Rise and Fall, a biography of the tumultuous life of Michael Jackson. Prince was formerly employed by the Paris bureau of theNew York Times and is currently the president of Blood Moon Productions and other media-related firms. Porter and Prince’s latest non-travel-related venture, jointly co-authored and published in 2008 by Blood Moon, isHollywood Babylon—It’s Back!, which one critic described as“the hottest compilation of inter-generational scandal in the history of Hollywood.”Put the Best of Venicein Your Pocket Expert advice on Venice's food scene, including trattorias, wine bars, canal-side dining, local hangouts, and gelaterias. Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not. Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip no matter what your budget. Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions. The best hotels and restaurants in every price range, with candid reviews. Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. And avoid tourist traps. At Frommer's, we use 150 outspoken travel experts around the world to help you make the right choices.