Exploring Venice is as easy as unfolding this sturdy, laminated map. The front features a large-scale city map that highlights tourist and business travel locations with 3-D styled drawings. The back includes: Regional map; Points of interest; Vaporetto (water bus) map; Inset map of Lido; Airport diagram; Multi-language legend.
Approximately 4 1/4" x 8 3/4" folded; 17 3/4" x 24 3/4" fully opened; Scale = 1:6,500
Destination Maps combine finely detailed maps with fascinating and practical travel information. Maps feature a large-scale city map, richly layered with tourist and business travel locations and information. 3-D styled drawings provide you with instant identification of famous buildings and landmarks. The reverse side includes regional maps, top attractions, airport diagrams, travel tips, transit maps and an extensive index to streets, cities, neighborhoods, parks, points of interest, museums, monuments, government buildings, subway stations, hotels, and more. Multi-language legends are included on each map.
Durable, waterproof material and good textual information and useful airport map on the back, but lacks some detail compared to the Rough Guide map. It names less small streets (calle), doesn't identify eating places, doesn't provide an inset for the island of Burano nor the main Stazione Marittima / Tronchetto area, doesn't show waterbus (vaporetto) routes on the main map, and where it does show them (separate map on the back), the route numbers are obsolete. It's OK but you would be better off with the Rough Guide map if you want to wander the back streets and want to know exactly where you are! (But note: Rough Guide's vaporetto route numbers are obsolete also).
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Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend