Italy For Dummies

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* Detailed itineraries show you how to see the highlights, whether your vacation lasts one week or two, you're traveling with children, or you're a history buff looking for a fix of archaeological Italy.
• Bargain alerts tip you off to time-saving insider details—like which sight passes grant you free access to others—so more of your money stays where you want it.
• Not all Italian pizzas, pastas, and wines are created equally; Italy for Dummies steers you in all the right culinary directions.

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Overview

* Detailed itineraries show you how to see the highlights, whether your vacation lasts one week or two, you're traveling with children, or you're a history buff looking for a fix of archaeological Italy.
• Bargain alerts tip you off to time-saving insider details—like which sight passes grant you free access to others—so more of your money stays where you want it.
• Not all Italian pizzas, pastas, and wines are created equally; Italy for Dummies steers you in all the right culinary directions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470931455
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/29/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Travel Series , #155
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 206,448
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Introducing Italy 7

Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Italy 9

Chapter 2: Digging Deeper into Italy 16

Chapter 3: Deciding Where and When to Go 32

Chapter 4: Following an Itinerary: Four Great Options 43

Part II: Planning Your Trip to Italy 49

Chapter 5: Managing Your Money 51

Chapter 6: Getting to Italy 64

Chapter 7: Getting Around Italy 72

Chapter 8: Booking Your Accommodations 79

Chapter 9: Catering to Special Travel Needs or Interests 86

Chapter 10: Taking Care of the Remaining Details 91

Part III: The Eternal City: Rome 99

Chapter 11: Settling into Rome 101

Chapter 12: Exploring Rome 137

Part IV: Florence and the Best of Tuscany and Umbria 171

Chapter 13: Florence 173

Chapter 14: Northern Tuscany and the Cinque Terre 216

Chapter 15: Southern Tuscany and Umbria 247

Part V: Venice and the Best of the Pianura Padana 295

Chapter 16: Venice 297

Chapter 17: Padua, Verona, and Milan 346

Part VI: Naples, Pompeii, and the Amalfi Coast 379

Chapter 18: Naples 381

Chapter 19: Going Beyond Naples: Four Day Trips 413

Chapter 20: Sorrento, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast 429

Part VII: Sicily 455

Chapter 21: Palermo 457

Chapter 22: Taormina, Catania, Syracuse, and Agrigento 481

Part VIII: The Part of Tens 513

Chapter 23: Non Capisco: The Top Ten Expressions You Need to Know 515

Chapter 24: Ten Great Italian Artists 518

Appendix: Quick Concierge 522

Index 532

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  • Posted March 7, 2010

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    One of the Best Guides for a Trip to Italy!

    The more I read this book, the more impressed I am with it. The information provided is so useful, logical, and down to Earth, it pretty much leaves no room for questions of our own! The information provided is absolutely invaluable. I wouldn't go to Italy without it. I love it so much that I purchased one as a gift for my Mom and Dad, who are accompanying us on our dream trip to Italy. If I weren't so thrilled with this book, I would have just given it to them to read as an aside; but this is one book I knew they would devour before our long-awaited trip. If you are going to Italy, or just thinking about going, do not hesitate to purchase this book as part of your research and inspiration! You won't regret it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2008

    Very Helpful

    This was a very helpful book to plan cheap, fun travels to Italy. It tells you the price of hotels, food, plane tickets, and more. It talks about a lot of attractions and where to find them. You will find out what to see and do day by day for the length of time you will be there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2003

    Highly recommended

    This is very detailed in terms of every sight you should visit in Italy as well as hotels and restaurants. Very informative. The only drawback is there is no pictures. If you read this book along with the DK Travel Eyewitness Book of Italy, it will be wonderful as it contains a lot of colorful pictures. The drawback of the DK Eyewitness book is the print is too small.

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