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
  • 140 x 212 x 36mm | 598.75g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations, maps (some col.)
  • 0764573861
  • 9780764573866

About Bruce Murphy

Bruce Murphy has lived and worked in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Dublin, Rome, and Sicily. His work has appeared in magazines ranging from Cruising World to Critical Inquiry. In addition to guidebooks, he has published fiction, poetry, and criticism, most recently the Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery (St. Martin's Press). Alessandra de Rosa was born in Rome and has lived and worked in Rome, Paris, and New York City. She did her first cross--Europe trip at age 2, from Rome to London by car. She has continued in that line ever since, exploring three out of five continents so far. Her beloved Italy remains her preferred destination and where she lives part of the year.
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Introducing Italy. Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Italy. Chapter 2: Digging Deeper into Italy. Chapter 3: Deciding Where and When to Go. Chapter 4: Following an Itinerary: Five Great Options. Part II: Planning Your Trip to Italy. Chapter 5: Managing Your Money. Chapter 6: Getting to Italy. Chapter 7: Getting Around Italy. Chapter 8: Booking Your Accommodations. Chapter 9: Catering to Special Travel Needs or Interests. Chapter 10: Taking Care of the Remaining Details. Part III: The Eternal City: Rome. Chapter 11: Settling into Rome. Chapter 12: Exploring Rome. Chapter 13: Going Beyond Rome: Two Day Trips. 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: Going Beyond Naples: Three Day Trips. Chapter 22: The Amalfi Coast. Part VII: Sicily. Chapter 23: Palermo. Chapter 24: Taormina and the Rest of Sicily. Part VIII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 25: Non Capisco: The Top Ten Expressions You Need to Know. Chapter 26: Ten Great Italian Artists. Appendix: Quick Concierge. Index.
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