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Lonely Planet Italy
     

Lonely Planet Italy

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by Cristian Bonetto, Kerry Christiani, Gregor Clark, Duncan Garwood, Paula Hardy
 

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Italy is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Listen to your gondolier sing sweetly while gliding past centuries-old Venetian palaces, sample olives and wines as you traverse the

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Italy is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Listen to your gondolier sing sweetly while gliding past centuries-old Venetian palaces, sample olives and wines as you traverse the storybook hills of Tuscany, or lose yourself amid thousands of years of Roman history and art; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Italy and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Italy Travel Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, cuisine, wine, customs, and more
  • Free, convenient pull-out Rome map (included in print version), plus over 135 colour maps
  • Useful features - including Eat & Drink Like a Local, Outdoor Experiences, and Month by Month (annual festival calendar)
  • Coverage of Rome, Turin, Piedmont, the Italian Riviera, Milan, the Lakes, Dolomites, Venice, Emilia-Romagna, Florence, Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo, Naples, Campania, Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Italy, our most comprehensive guide to Italy, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Italy? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Italy, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.
  • Looking for a guide focused on Rome, Florence or Venice? Check out Lonely Planet's Rome guide, Florence & Tuscany guide, and Venice & the Veneto guide for a comprehensive look at what each of these cities has to offer; Lonely Planet's Discover Rome, a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions; or Lonely Planet's Pocket Rome, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Cristian Bonetto, Alison Bing, Abigail Blasi, Kerry Christiani, Gregor Clark, Duncan Garwood, Anthony Ham, Paula Hardy, Vesna Maric, Virginia Maxwell, Brendan Sainsbury, Helena Smith and Donna Elizabeth Wheeler.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781742207292
Publisher:
Lonely Planet Publications
Publication date:
03/01/2014
Pages:
976
Sales rank:
621,503
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.60(d)

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Lonely Planet Italy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
JGolomb More than 1 year ago
If the city-focused travel guide books are considered novels, one should view Lonely Planet's "Italy" book as a collection of short stories. Over 900 pages of short stories. The book, like all of the Lonely Planet offerings, is beautifully laid out with bright and bold colors, clear organizational elements, and a wonderful multitude of clearly labelled and easily understood maps. What the book lacks, however, is any real depth. Every element allows the reader to dip his prospectively traveling toe in only the shallowest of Italian waters. I kept wanting more, but I think that's what the city-specific books are for. My family of five is planning a trip to Italy. We'll be hitting the biggies of Rome, Florence and Venice. This Lonely Planet "Italy" offering will be perfect for creating the outline of our activities. Since we're visiting multiple cities, we'll be able to use this as our 40,000-foot view of Italy and the specific cities we plan to visit. The core of our trip, however, will be guided by the city guides. The book contains the requisite recommended itineraries of different lengths, and has a plethora of small 'top lists' focused on food, shopping, activities in each location. I received this book as part of Amazon's Vine program.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with anonymous (April 12, 2013). The nookbook version of this Italy guidebook is horrible.. useless. Pages freeze, fails to connect to links, and hard to follow. Don't recommend. In addendum, the format used today by Lonely Planet has changed a lot since 1980-1990's when I did a lot of traveling in my youth. Current format of guidebooks hard to follow, disjointed, no depth.
Holly_George More than 1 year ago
Of all the guidebooks I bought for my 7 week trip around Italy, this ended up being my go-to book! The maps were very useful especially. I just wish the book was split into smaller books/ volumes so it would be easier to carry around instead of one big chunk of a book. Other than that, I would definitely recommend this to those visiting Italy. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Useless!  The Lonely Planet guidebooks are wonderful, but the Nookbook versions are poorly designed and useless; they take forever to load, frequently freeze, fail to correctly connect to links, and are full of other bugs.  Do yourself a favor and buy the paperback instead!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of interesting information on Italy.
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