Italy For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, 29 мар. 2007 г. - Всего страниц: 576
Marvel at the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican or the take a gondola ride through Venice at dusk. Sunbathe on the Amalfi Coast or walk the streets of Pompeii. Find the latest fashions in Milan or enjoy an opera amid the ruins of a Roman Amphitheater in Verona. See magnificent cathedrals and architecture or get caught up in the intrigue of Sicily. Italy has enough cultural treasures and scenic splendors to last a lifetime, and this guide helps you make the most of your time with info on:
  • Attractions in Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Venice, Naples, Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast, Sicily, and more
  • Italy’s history, culture, people, architecture, and cuisine
  • Museums with masterpieces by Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Bernini, Bellini, Tintoretto, and others
  • Must-see churches, beginning with St. Peter's Basilica in Rome
  • The best ways to travel from one destination to another within Italy
  • Shopping for marbled paper goods, Murano glass, hand-painted porcelain, and of course, fashion accessories
  • Four great itineraries

Like every For Dummies travel guide, Italy For Dummies, Fourth Edition includes:

  • Down-to-earth trip-planning advice
  • What you shouldn’t miss — and what you can skip
  • The best hotels and restaurants for every budget
  • Handy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pages

There’s even a glossary of menu terms to help you make the most of Italian diverse, divine cuisine. So dig in and enjoy.

 

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Introduction
1
Introducing Italy
4
Discovering the Best of Italy
9
Digging Deeper into Italy
15
Deciding Where and When to Go
32
Following an Itinerary
43
Planning Your Trip to Italy
49
Getting to Italy
64
Perugia
279
Spoleto
295
Venice and the Best
300
Venice Accommodations and Dining
312
Venice Attractions
326
Padua Verona and Milan
347
The Pianura Padana and Milan
349
Naples Pompeii
379

Tips for Seniors
86
The Eternal City Rome
99
Rome Orientation
108
Exploring Rome
138
Rome Attractions
140
The Vatican Museums
157
Florence and the Best
173
Staying in Style
183
Florence Accommodations and Dining
184
Florence Attractions
198
Northern Tuscany
223
Tuscany and Umbria
224
The Cinque Terre
246
The Chianti Region
263
Naples
386
Herculaneum
417
Sorrento
428
Palermo
453
Palermo
457
Taormina Syracuse and Agrigento
478
Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples
498
Non Capisco The Top Ten Expressions
503
Ten Great Italian Artists
506
Quick Concierge
510
Glossary of Architectural
520
Index
529
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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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