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Overview

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  • Insider advice on avoiding the crowds as you explore some of Italy's greatest gems, from the Uffizi in Florence to the Vatican Museum in Rome, and from the ruins at Pompeii to Venice's St. Mark's basilica. Plus tips for navigating the country's lovely but less-traveled corners, like the Marches, the Dolomites, and even Sardinia.
  • Where to find the absolute best seafood in Venice, the loveliest vineyards in Tuscany, the tastiest pizza in Naples, and, of course, the finest gelato that Italy has to offer.
  • Insightful commentary on Italy's dazzling array of art and architectural masterpieces, from Michelangelo's statue of David to the glories of St. Peter's in Rome.
  • Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.
  • Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118017289
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/18/2011
  • Series: Frommer's Color Complete Series , #912
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 976
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.55 (d)

Meet the Author

As a team of veteran travel writers, Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince have produced numerous titles for Frommer’s which have included France, Italy, the Caribbean, Spain, and Germany.
Porter wrote the fi rst ever Frommer’s guide to Paris and the fi rst ever Frommer’s guide to a single European country—back then it was called England on $5 a Day. He has lived, on occasion, in London and has traveled England extensively since he left college. In 1982, he was joined by Danforth Prince, who was previously employed by the Paris bureau of the New York Times. Today he is the president of Blood Moon Productions and other media-related fi rms. Porter is also a fi lm critic, columnist, broadcaster, and Hollywood biographer.
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Table of Contents

List of Maps viii

1 THE BEST OF ITALY 1

2 ITALY IN DEPTH 24

3 SUGGESTED ITALY ITINERARIES 55

4 SETTLING INTO ROME 81

5 EXPLORING ROME 135

6 FLORENCE 198

7 TUSCANY, UMBRIA & THE MARCHES 275

8 BOLOGNA & EMILIA-ROMAGNA 382

9 VENICE 427

10 THE VENETO & THE DOLOMITES 510

11 MILAN, LOMBARDY & THE LAKE DISTRICT 563

12 PIEDMONT & VALLE D’AOSTA 629

13 GENOA & THE ITALIAN RIVIERA 654

14 CAMPANIA: NAPLES, POMPEII & THE AMALFI COAST 693

15 APULIA 783

16 SICILY 807

17 SARDINIA 883

18 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO ITALY 904

19 MOLTO ITALIANO 936

INDEX 947

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