Pauline Frommer's Italy: Spend Less, See More

Pauline Frommer's Italy: Spend Less, See More


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Pauline Frommer's Italy: Spend Less, See More by Keith Bain, Reid Bramblett, Pippa de Bruyn, Sylvie Hogg

Spend less, see more. This is the philosophy behind Pauline Frommer’s guides. Written by travel expert Pauline Frommer (who is also the daughter of Arthur Frommer), and her team of hand-picked writers, these guides show how to truly experience a culture, meet locals, and save money along the way.

  • Industry secrets on how to find the best hotel rooms
  • Details on alternative accommodations, great neighborhood restaurants, and cool, offbeat finds
  • Packed with personality and opinions

Spend Less and See More in Italy

Are You Ready to Travel Smart?

If you'd like to get the most out of your dollar and your trip, this is the guide for you. I put a fresh spin on budget travel, showing you how to see the best for less and how to see it in a more authentic way—the way the locals do.

Instead of spending $300 a night for a chain hotel, why not stay in a light-filled apartment in Rome's historical Trastevere neighborhood from just $125 or in one of Italy's monasteries for as little as $35?

Or how about enjoying a plate of hearty appetizers at Venice's Cantino do Mori, so you can splurge on Paolo Senni's tagliata di fesa di vitella at Cane & Gato in Sienna?

Let me show you the "other" Italy—the one only insiders know about. Take a one-day paper marbling class in Venice or learn to cook the perfect rag? in Bologna. These are only a few of the great ways to get closer to the culture of Italy. Read on for more!

Happy Travels,
Pauline Frommer
Winner of Best Guidebook for 2006 from the North American Travel Journalists Association (Pauline Frommer's New York City)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470247600
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/28/2008
Series: Pauline Frommer Guides Series , #17
Pages: 660
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Keith Bain has moved around his home country of South Africa all of his life—so the travel bug is in his blood. Nevertheless, he managed to sit still long enough to get a doctoral degree in drama, and for a few years even amused himself writing and performing for the stage. He's also served his time teaching future thespians and filmmakers, but now he's quit academia to more rigorously pursue his passion for exploring the world. His assignments for Frommer's, besides recently allowing him to travel extensively in Italy, have sent him to India, Romania, Slovenia, Botswana's Okavango Delta, and even out onto the streets of Johannesburg. He's currently working on the first edition of Pauline Frommer's Ireland.

Reid Bramblett is the author of 10 guidebooks––7 of them to Italy, where he has lived on and off since the age of 11. He writes the weekly "The Intrepid Traveler" adventure column and is a contributing editor to Budget Travel magazine and A Philadelphia native, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he maintains the award-winning, recommended by CNN, USA TODAY, and National Geographic Traveler.

Pippa de Bruyn is an award-winning journalist, seasoned travel writer (author of Frommer's South Africa and Frommer's India), and oenophile (contributor to John Platter's South African Wine Guide). Her toughest assignment? Trying to fit the sybaritic pleasures of the Italian Riviera into 41 pages.

Native Californian Sylvie Hogg moved to Rome after graduating from Dartmouth and spent 5 fabulous years working as a tour guide and travel writer. She now lives in New York City and writes about Italy for several publications in the U.S. and the U.K. She loves rock 'n' roll, and is always planning her next trip. She is the author of Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Rome and Frommer's Rome Day by Day.

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