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Where are the best Venice maps?

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Where are the best Venice maps?

One thing I learned from traveling to many new places is just any map won't do. You need the right map. Is there a place in San Marco or Dorsodoro that has great city maps?

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1. Re: Where are the best Venice maps?

going....most folks need a map of Venice before they get there as it will help facilitate arrival to the hotel and any other walking around the first day. I found my maps in the travel section of a large bookstore. I actually went to Venice with too many...your guidebook will only have the basics but if you can look online at maps of Venice, you may be able to at least orient yourself. Also, your lodging's website should have directions from the train station and which vaporetto to take, etc. They may also has great city maps for their guests.

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2. Re: Where are the best Venice maps?

Personally, I prefer to have a decent map before I travel to somewhere new, so I have time to pore over it. I think it is particularly helpful to have a good map of Venice in hand before you get there..

I like the Insight flexi map.

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3. Re: Where are the best Venice maps?

You're leaving soon aren't you? If so, you might not have time to order a map. For a fairly basic, but decent map any one of the souvenir kiosks sells them for less than 5Euro.

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4. Re: Where are the best Venice maps?

I too like the Insight flexmap. I would call your bookstore in town and see if they have it. It's nice to have it before your leave to plan out your day activities.

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5. Re: Where are the best Venice maps?

Going, when we travel, we don't want our first activity in a new city to be searching for a map. We buy a map prior to our travel date so we can plot in everything we want to do the first day. It gives you piece of mind before you arrive somewhere new.

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6. Re: Where are the best Venice maps?

Could you elaborate what a great city map means for you?

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7. Re: Where are the best Venice maps?

And exactly what size you want. Also, do you prefer color or black and white? Should it be large print or just regular sized print?


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8. Re: Where are the best Venice maps?

Thanks for the suggestions.

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9. Re: Where are the best Venice maps?

SpareTire, you ask what is a great city map. Venice is great, no matter which map you use.

For the OP, most news stands sell maps. I know the news stand in Campo San Barnaba in Dorsodurohas maps, chances your hotel (Hilton Molino Stucky) will have some sort of map available free to guests.

Also, when in Piazza San Marco, walk to the Grand Canal, turn right, and you will see a bunch of souvenir shops -they have maps.

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10. Re: Where are the best Venice maps?

At the risk of being attacked for this reply, but why not consider using your phone. if you have one. wifi is readily available. it's not clear what you need a map for, but even if you have the best map or maps, it's not going to list specific destinations, restaurants, museum etc. and have all the other features a smart phone would have.

Edited: 15 November 2016, 01:37
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