Fodor's Essential Italy
Unforgettable art, heavenly villages, dream cities--there are so many reasons to visit Italy that deciding where to go and what to do can be a bit overwhelming. Fodor's Essential Italy takes the guesswork out of choosing the perfect Italian experiences by compiling the top choices chosen by Fodor's Italy-based experts. EXPANDED COVERAGE: Fodor's Essential Italy provides thorough, insightful coverage of the highlights of this beloved European destination. Dozens of scintillating new reviews are sure to entice first-time and even repeat visitors to hotels and restaurants scattered throughout Rome, Venice, and Florence. ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: The visual impact of hundreds of lively images throughout the guide is doubly enhanced by ten in-depth, magazine-style articles highlighting Italy's top attractions, including Rome's imperial ruins, Tuscan wine country, Venice's Grand Canal, a Who's Who of Renaissance Art in Florence, the Sistine Chapel Ceiling, the frescoes at the Basilica of St. Francis, villas by the great Palladio, and more. INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: The major attractions of the big three---Rome, Venice, and Florence---are given at-a-glance treatment, alongside top itineraries, ",Best Bets", for restaurants and lodging, and what to do whether on your own or with the kids. Our user-friendly ",Experience", chapter helps travelers plan the most memorable trip, cueing them in to ",Top Attractions,", ",Top Experiences,", ",Italy Today,", ",What's New,", and a multitude of useful information. Easy-to-scan recommendations run the gamut from alfresco dining in Venice to the art treasures of Florence, how to trek the Cinque Terre, and where to find the best beaches along the Amalfi Coast. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Essential Italy offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. INCLUDES: Rome, Florence, Venice, Tuscany, Umbria. PULLOUT MAP: Handy take-along maps of Rome and Venice provide added value, giving travelers essential information about top attractions, walking tours, and nearby dining so they can travel with confidence. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
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