VENICE, an app in the Art & Culture series, is something different in tourism: a cultural travel guide that offers comprehensive, expert coverage of all the sights and attractions, all the things to do and see, complete practical information and detailed maps.

VENICE is the app that takes you deeper, with a definitive account of the city’s fabulous history, its culture and ceremony, its monuments and its art. We don’t do hotels and restaurants; instead, we offer a cultural companion that can enrich your visit like no other guide.

VENICE reveals every aspect of the Serenissima’s history, architecture, art, festivals, personalities and oddities, in over 500 in-depth articles covering everything from Venice's courtesan culture to its role in the invention of opera, from the secrets of the mosaics in the Basilica at Torcello to the story behind Harry's Bar.

Thorough, erudite and sophisticated, but written with a sense of fun, Venice: Art & Culture is the creation of Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls, authors of over thirty Cadogan Guides and experts on all things Mediterranean. It’s also the first in a new series—Art & Culture Guides— that is dedicated to bringing the old ideal of an informed, serious guidebook into the digital world.

• Up-to-date opening hours, prices, and details of all sites

• Essential info for arriving and getting around Venice

• Plans of the important sites

• Sparkling insights and tips on visiting Venice's unequalled collection of art, churches, palazzi and museums

• Biographies of all the great artists, writers, and musicians who contributed to Venice's unique culture, with links to their works

• Detailed Grand Canal tour

• Where and how to enjoy Venice's great events, from the Festa della Redentore to the Biennale

• Create your own list of attractions; plan your own itinerary

• Instantly locate works of art and architecture in Venice by artist, architect or period

• Mark your hotel on the map, so you never get lost in the Venetian maze

What’s New

Version 2.6

Minor content updates.
Improve content layout on iPads and iPhone X.
Improve search functionality.
Preserve viewed map locations in navigation history.
Minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

Mela visits Venice ,

Very helpful

Just the right amount of info to further whet your appetite for Venice. I kept reading after I returned home.

May-ran ,

Like Touring with a Venetian

There is so much I missed in Venice because I visited there before this app was available! Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls have put together another beautifully presented, extensively researched, user-friendly app packed with little known facts and background stories, such as the role of the printing press in Venice. Included are links to even more detailed explanations, should the user want more, and maps marked with every place to see. Even though I discovered this app after my visit, to me it was fascinating to read these writers' presentation of places I did visit, and to learn, for example, the story of the famous miracle. If I had had their app at the time, I would surely have visited, and not overlooked, such places as the Breasts Bridge. Seeing so many vividly beautiful photos transported me back in time to my own Venice trip. Not only did I learn fascinating information about the places I remember, but I am now motivated to return to see all the places I missed.

Chris Malumphy ,

Venice - Don't Leave Home Without It

Venice: Arts and Culture is another great app by experienced travel guide writers Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls. Major sections are devoted to Art and Culture, History and Sidelights, People, Places, Practical Information and Top Sights. There is great photography, iIrreverent comments, detailed maps and much more. See and read about: Saint Mark's Basilica, the Grand Canal and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Learn the exploits of Marco Polo, Casanova, Lord Byron, John Ruskin, and the Doges, along with the saints, prostitutes and courtesans who inhabited this magnificent city-state.This is a fantastic app that rivals any guidebook on the market. If you're headed to Venice, don't leave home without it.


Wu Wei Ltd
127.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls


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