Blue Guide Southern Italy

Blue Guide Southern Italy

by Paul Blanchard

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Blue Guide Southern Italy by Paul Blanchard

Increasingly, southern Italy is becoming a major European destination, not surprising given what it has to offer: the ruins of Pompeii, the island of Capri, the wild scenery of the Abruzzo, the beautiful villages of the Ionian coast, the Romanesque architecture of Puglia, and vibrant Naples.
With everything you need to know, from the best places to stay to the museums that cannot be missed as well as exquisite lesser-known sights, the eleventh edition is an essential guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393330069
Publisher: Blue Guides Limited of London
Publication date: 05/14/2007
Series: Blue Guides Series
Edition description: Eleventh Edition
Pages: 600
Sales rank: 628,822
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Paul Blanchard has written Blue Guide Northern Italy and Blue Guide Southern Italy. Born in Amsterdam, New York, he has lived in Italy for more than thirty years.

Table of Contents

Historical sketch     9
The Guide
Naples     29
Campania     135
The Phlegraean fields     135
The Capuan plain     149
Caserta     154
Mount Vesuvius     160
Pompeii     168
Herculaneum     196
The Vesuvian shore     210
Capri, Ischia and Procida     214
The Amalfi coast     237
Salerno and Benevento     259
Paestum and the Cilento     271
Basilicata     291
Melfi and environs     292
Matera     299
Southern Basilicata     306
Ancient Lucania     309
Calabria     319
The Tyrrhenian coast to Paola     320
The Coscile and Crati valleys     323
Crotone     327
Cosenza and environs     331
La Sila     333
Vibo Valentia     343
Tropea and environs     344
Palmi and the Aspromonte foothills     349
Reggio Calabria     353
Aspromonte     357
The southern Ionian coast     359
Abruzzo & Molise     369
Pescara     371
Chieti     373
Lanciano and environs     377
Termoli and Larino     387
Southern Molise     388
Western Molise     390
Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo     397
Sulmona     398
Celano     401
L'Aquila     406
The Gran Sasso d'Italia     414
Teramo and environs     417
Puglia     427
Foggia and the Gargano     427
The Tremiti islands     434
Terra di Ban     439
Bari     451
South of Bari     461
Massafra     473
The Murge     475
Taranto     480
The Adriatic coast to Ostuni     484
Brindisi     495
Lecce     501
Manduria and environs     509
The Salentine peninsula     511
Gallipoli and environs     518
Practical information     527
Food and drink     536
Glossary of special terms     552
Rulers of Naples     561
Index     564

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Blue Guide Southern Italy 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MairL More than 1 year ago
This book was originally written in 1969 and so its use as a travel aide now is limited. Alot has changed in the past 10 years. It is a lovely read for someone in love with Italy and enjoys reading about experiences there. It's more literary than travelogue. Recommended for Italophiles only.