Italy For Dummies

Italy For Dummies

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The seven hills of Rome, Vivaldi and Venice, the ruins of Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, pasta, cappuccino, da Vinci, Michelangelo, Armani, opera. Italy is a feast for the senses, and now this wonderful country-rich with history and physical beauty-is accessible as never before with Italy For Dummies. This concise guide pares down this complex destination and helps visitors plan the trip that's right for them. It includes: * Easy-to-do suggested itineraries that offer a taste of both cities and the countryside * Expert advice on finding the most charming small hotels and trattorie * Tips for avoiding the crowds and beating culture burnout * Essential information on Rome, Venice, Florence and Tuscany, Naples and the Amalfi Coast, and Sicily
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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 33.02mm | 725.74g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0764554530
  • 9780764554537

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I. Getting Started. Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Italy. Chapter 2: Deciding When and Where to Go. Chapter 3: Five Great Italian Itineraries. Chapter 4: Planning Your Budget. Chapter 5: Planning Ahead for Special Travel Needs. Part II: Ironing Out the Details. Chapter 6: Getting to Italy. Chapter 7: Getting Around Italy. Chapter 8: Booking Your Accommodations. Chapter 9: Money Matters. Chapter 10: Taking Care of Last--minute Details. Part III: The Eternal City: Rome. Chapter 11: Settling Into Rome. Chapter 12: Exploring Rome. Chapter 13: Side Trips from Rome. Part IV: Florence and the Best of Tuscany and Umbria. Chapter 14: Florence. Chapter 15: Northern Tuscany and the Cinque Terre. Chapter 16: Southern Tuscany. Chapter 17: Umbria. Part V: Venice and the Best of the Pianura Padana. Chapter 18: Venice. Chapter 19: Padua, Verona, and Milan. Part VI: Naples, Pompeii, and the Amalfi Coast. Chapter 20: Naples. Chapter 21: Side Trips from Naples. Chapter 22: The Amalfi Coast. Part VII: Sicily. Chapter 23: Palermo. Chapter 24: Side Trips from Palermo. Chapter 25: Taormina and the Rest of Sicily. Part VIII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 26: Non Capisco: The Top Ten Expressions You Need to Know. Chapter 27: Ten (Or so) Authors to Help You Understand More About Italy. Appendix: Quick Concierge. Worksheets. Index.
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About Bruce Murphy

Bruce Murphy was born in New York City, where he continues to live when not traveling and working on projects as a freelance writer. Alessandra de Rosa is a world traveler and professional tourist who has also worked for the United Nations. Bruce and Alessandra also collaborated on New York City For Dummies (published by Wiley).
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