Books about Venice you need to plan your trip


There are many ways to plan a trip to Venice. You can surf the web, you can ask people who have already visited the city to give you some advice, or you can consult a bunch of travel guides. According to our experience, reading books about Venice before traveling here is the best way to start knowing the city and its unique history.

But the question is: what are the best books about Venice for your trip? In this article, we would like to give you some titles you might find interesting to make your first time in Venice really special and full of things to discover.

Venice & The Veneto city guide, Lonely Planet

Everyone knows Lonely Planet’s travel guides, and if you’ve bought at least one in your life, you know they are precise and really useful, especially in a city you’re visiting for the first time. Moreover, this travel guide gives you some tips to visit the whole Veneto region, including some ideas to enjoy a day-trip from Venice.

Read also: Day trip from Venice to the Dolomites: how to get there

Secret Venice, Thomas Jonglez and Paola Zoffoli

If you’re looking for an unconventional guide of Venice, this might be the one. This book is a collection of fun and curious facts about Venice that will certainly spice up your trip. This book will help you discover places and stories you won’t know if you buy just a regular travel guide that tells you about the most famous bridges in Venice or why visiting the Doge’s Palace.

Corto Maltese: Fable of Venice, Hugo Pratt

Do you know Corto Maltese? He’s a sea captain adventuring during the early 20th century, who was born from Hugo Pratt’s pen. He’s the protagonist of this unusual Venice travel guide – in fact, it’s Corto Maltese himself who guides the reader through the intricate net of alleyways that characterizes our city. This book represents a new and original way to visit Venice.

Venice Is a Fish: A Sensual Guide, Tiziano Scarpa

Tiziano Scarpa is a well-known Venetian writer who loves Venice and writes to defend its fragility. In this book about Venice, the author describes real life in the city, guiding readers through tiny alleys and squares, helping them experience Venice as its inhabitants do, and deeply understand both its uniqueness and its weaknesses.

This is a book that talks about Venice from the bottom of Tiziano Scarpa’s heart.

Why these books about Venice are the best to prepare your trip

Even if there are numerous books about Venice that you can buy and use to prepare your trip to the city built on water, we choose these because we think they could help you get familiar with a place that is completely different from any other city in the world.

Venice is unique both in its history and in its structure, but thanks to these books we have listed here, you’ll be able to enjoy our city in every detail.

Of course, if you need any help or suggestions to organize your stay in Venice, don’t hesitate to contact us.