One Hundred and One Beautiful Small Towns of Italy

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The perfect guide for those who can't resist succumbing to Italy's charms again and again, now in a popular pocket-sized format. Who hasn't dreamt of being whisked away to a sweet little Italian town buried deep in the countryside? The small towns sprinkled throughout this expansive book are not only rich with beauty but also saturated with as much historical and cultural importance as their sister cities. The fact that they are "off the beaten path"-though sometimes extraordinarily famous for their art, food, ...
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Overview

The perfect guide for those who can't resist succumbing to Italy's charms again and again, now in a popular pocket-sized format. Who hasn't dreamt of being whisked away to a sweet little Italian town buried deep in the countryside? The small towns sprinkled throughout this expansive book are not only rich with beauty but also saturated with as much historical and cultural importance as their sister cities. The fact that they are "off the beaten path"-though sometimes extraordinarily famous for their art, food, and wine, or simply their setting-makes them rare gems even more desirable to see. The 101 towns featured represent the twenty diverse regions of Italy and their varied landscapes, architecture, and local specialties. Practical sidebars introduce the reader to traditional artisans as well as to the best place to buy Parmigiano Reggiano or the greatest terrace to take in a Tuscan sunset. Art and architecture are also amply covered, from the history of L'Aquila's ninety-nine fountains to the most elaborate of baroque churches. You will be amazed to see how much Italy has to offer beyond the well-trod paths of Venice, Florence, and Rome: from Asolo to Vicenza, flea markets to fish markets, horse races to open-air concerts, this book promises 101 great reasons to go back to Italy over and over.
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Travelers looking for affordable accommodations that reflect Italy's glorious scenery will find Italian Bed and Breakfasts an irresistible temptation. The Caffelletto organization, founded in 1998, has compiled a guide to over 200 B&Bs in the various regions of Italy and includes rooms in Tuscan farmhouses, rural villas, elegant city apartments, and even a palazzo in Florence, all for prices ranging from 28 to 100 euros ($36 to $130 per person). Each full-page entry includes a description of the accommodations, terms, local highlights, and contact information (the traveler can book direct or have Caffelletto make the arrangements). Very few of the B&Bs, however, indicate that they are handicap accessible. Photographer and journalist Lazzarin's book makes an ideal complement to Italian Bed and Breakfasts. Although his gorgeous photographs will first attract the reader, the text (translated from the Italian) is equally enjoyable, with lively descriptions of each town's history, attractions, and unique qualities. Throughout, he recommends the occasional hotel and restaurant, including contact information. From Aosta in the north with its haunting Roman ruins to the dramatic hillside towns of Matera and Orvieto to the intense blue of the waters around Sicily and Sardinia, Lazzarin's photographs will enchant. Both titles will be welcome additions to any travel collection and are highly recommended.-Linda M. Kaufman, Massachusetts Coll. of Liberal Arts Lib., North Adams Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780847826377
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Series: 101 Beautiful Small Towns Series
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 10.35 (w) x 10.65 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Paolo Lazzarin is a journalist and photographer living and working in Milan. He has contributed to numerous Italian and international newspapers and has coauthored several books on photography, tourism, and sports.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2004

    A Must for Devotees of Italy and Italian Culture

    ONE HUNDRED AND ONE BEAUTIFUL SMALL TOWNS OF ITALY is a lavishly illustrated insider's look at the Italy as known to Italians. Writer Paolo Lazzarin took on this project of focusing on the secret treasures within Italy and wrote it for Italians. Now Rizzoli has released it internationally and all of us who love this most romantic of countries are the richer for this guidebook.Lazzarin has divided his book into the multiple regions of Italy from the north to the south and shows us all the hidden small towns that are in the regions of the famous cities such as Venice, Milan, Florence, Siena, and Rome. He is careful to acknowledge the influence of these cities we all know, but at the same time he graces each of the 101 towns with descriptions of the land the architecture, the artisans, the foods, and the special places that provide a strong magnet to the reader. Many of the town¿s names are familiar, but only because the names appear on cheeses, wines, olive oil, and trinkets! Yet in this book the towns of Spoleto, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Gallipoli, Portofino, Gubbio, Modena, Aosta and all the others come to life in warm prose and breathtaking photography.This special book is illuminating as a resource guide for the next voyage to Italia; it also is one of the more beautiful gift books for treasured friends and loved ones on the market today! Grady Harp, November 2004.

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