Rick Steves' Venice
- Purchase the 2014 edition of Rick Steves' Venice guidebook.
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Updates since the 2014 edition
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Updates for those still traveling with the 2013 edition
Several of Venice's tourist information offices have changed their hours: The two convenient branches near St. Mark's Square (one in the far-left corner with your back to the basilica, the other next to the Giardinetti Reali park near the San Marco vaporetto stop) are open daily 9:00–19:00. There's also a TI desk at the airport (daily 9:00–20:00). At the train station, in the summer (from Carnevale through October), you'll find TI staffers in a big, white kiosk out front near the vaporetto #2 stop (daily 9:00–14:30, closed off-season; as this kiosk is shared with the private Alilaguna boat company, be sure to seek out a TI representative). The TI inside the station is open on summer afternoons (daily 13:00–19:00) and all day long in winter (daily 9:00–19:00; likely near track 1, though this may change with station renovation).
Venicescapes has a new phone number: 041-850-5742. (Note: This is the second change to their phone number for the 2013 edition.)
San Giorgio Maggiore now has somewhat longer hours: The church and tower are both open April–Oct Mon–Sat 9:00–19:00, Sun 9:00–11:00 & 12:00–19:00; Nov–March daily 9:00–17:30. The last ascent in the tower elevator is still 30 minutes before closing time.
Trattoria alla Madonna is now closed on Wednesdays (and open on Tuesdays).
Pensione Accademia offers a 5 percent discount on the balance due at check-out. To receive the discount, request it when you book in advance, show the current edition of Rick Steves' Venice at check-in, and pay in cash.