Italy

Italy : From the Ancient Ruins of Rome to the Catwalks of Milan

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In 150 striking images, Italy celebrates perhaps the most beautiful country in the world. From the natural beauty of lakes such as Como or Garda to the vineyards in Tuscany to the many beaches, from the pretty seaside towns of the Cinque Terre to the glory of Venice's canals and palaces, from the magnificence of classical antiquity in Rome to the Arab-Norman architecture of Palermo to Renaissance Florence, there is just so much to feast on in Italy.
But apart from the famous highlights, the book also features lesser known sides to the country, be it pretty, unexplored corners and examples of everyday life, or the abandoned cave towns of Puglia and the 16th century star-shaped town of Palmanova.
Presented in a landscape format and with captions explaining the story behind each entry, Italy is a stunning collection of images.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 213 x 290 x 29mm | 1,442g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 150 photos; 150 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782746579
  • 9781782746577
  • 57,931

Table of contents

Introduction

Venice
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco
Grand Canal
Rialto
Palladian Villas in the Veneto
The Old Ghetto
The island of San Giorgio Maggiore
Giudecca

Rome
Colosseum
Forum
The Pantheon Castel Sant'Angelo Ponte Sisto
Nero's Aqueduct
Circus Maximus
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
Sistine Chapel
Trevi Fountain
Palazzo della Civilta Italiana (1942) - the New Classical Architecture

Naples
Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Herculaneum
The Amalfi Coast - Amalfi, Positano, Capri
The South
The abandoned cave towns of Basilicata and Matera
The beaches of Calabria - Tropea
Bologna - the arcades, Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda
Turin - Fiat Lingotto Factory Milan - Milan Cathedral
Florence & Tuscany
Il Duomo
Giotto's Campanile
Hill towns such as San Gimignano and Siena
Rural life and vineyards

Umbria
Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto

The Mountains - Dolomites, Apennines, Alps

The Lakes - Como, Garda, Maggiore

The coastlines - Cinque Terre, Pisa,
Genoa and Genoa cathedral

Sicily
Palermo - Il Duomo, Cappella Palatina, Arab-Norman architecture
Temple of Hera at Selinunte
Mount Etna
Greek-Roman amphitheatre at Taormina
The Cathedral of Monreale
The cathedral of Cefalu
Religious festivals and feast days
The village of Corleone
The abandoned town of Poggioreale, following the 1968 earthquake

Other Islands - Sardinia, Elba and Stromboli
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About Claudia Martin

Claudia Martin is a travel writer who has contributed to many guide books and magazines. She is also the author of books on history, geography and culture for adults and young people.
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