Awe-inspiring Roman architecture and Renaissance art, charming hill
towns steeped in history, a magnificent coastline waiting to be
explored, gastronomic delights from authentic pasta to fine wine, and
vistas that will leave you reeling--connect with the real Italy with
this best-selling guide.
PLAN YOUR TRIP using our compelling highlights and appealing
STEP BACK IN TIME with a lively account of Italian history
BE A DISCERNING DINER - an expert's guide to Italy's world-famous
cuisine plus tempting restaurant recommendations
SLEEP EASY whether you need a rifugi in the Alps or want five-star
luxury a stone's throw from the Colosseum
TALK THE TALK from pleasantries to practicalities with a
user-friendly language chapter
To eat and drink in Italy is to be thrust - head reeling, heart
pumping and mouth watering - into the heart of Italian life. A myriad of
regional influences make up what we know as 'Italian cuisine' but what
all Italians have in common is ars vivendi (the art of living). With
this unique guide to the culture of food & drink in Italy, you will
discover that it all starts at the table.
a guide to home cooking, traditions and celebrating with food
wine guide, by region and by grape
a guide to finding the best places to eat, and understanding the
an exploration of the regional cucinas
the definitive culinary dictionary, quick-reference glossary and
useful phrases for every food & drink occasion
Join Rick Steves on a trip to a land of breathtaking countryside,
fascinating history, fabulous wine and food, and beautiful people.
Rick Steves' Italy 2004 covers the Cinque Terre; Florence; Pisa, San
Gimignano, and Siena; Orvieto and Civita; Rome; Naples, Sorrento, the
Amalfi Coast, and Paestum; Venice and Verona; Bolzano and the Dolomites;
Varenna, Lake Como, and Milan.
Completely revised and updated, Rick Steves' Italy 2004 includes color
maps, opinionated coverage of both famous and lesser-known sights;
friendly places to eat and sleep; suggested day plans; walking tours and
trip itineraries; clear instructions for smooth travel anywhere by car,
train, or foot; and Rick's newest "back door"
In these pages, we invite you to your next destination…the famous
"boot of Italy", in its very shape is an inspiration to
wander. Discover masterpieces of art and magnificent natural landscapes,
from the highest mountain-top in Europe to the shores of a sea so blue
it kept Ulysses travelling far from home for twenty years...
THE GREEN GUIDE, the perfect travel companion: a discerning and
up-to-date source of information. Practical and comprehensive, it offers
suggestions on what to see and what to do, background on history and
cultural heritage. Ideal guides for the independent tourist
THE GREEN GUIDE explores destinations both near and far. Sights are
rated - 3 stars "worth a journey", 2 stars "worth a
detour" and 1 star "interesting". Maps and itineraries
make planning easy, whether visiting the highlights or venturing off the
Travel with THE GREEN GUIDE for an exciting and memorable experience.
Frommer’s Italy features gorgeous color photos of the artistic
treasures, ancient ruins, and lovely towns that await you.
Frommer’s offers authoritative but fun-to-use coverage of all the top
sights, plus lots of off-the-beaten track towns and attractions. We’ll
show you the best of Rome, Florence, and Venice, then set off to explore
the rest of Italy. You’ll admire Milan’s flamboyant Duomo, shop for
glass and colorful pottery, wander through the medieval alleyways of
Siena, stroll through the astonishing remnants of Pompeii, explore
Sicily’s ancient Greek temples, bike through the vineyards and hill
towns of Tuscany, and dine memorably everywhere you go. You’ll even
get a handy glossary of Italian phrases and menu terms, a free color
fold-out map, and an online directory that makes trip-planning a snap!
You'd be hard-pressed to find a more comprehensive, engrossing and
just plain fun-to-read guidebook than the Eyewitness Travel Guide:
Spilling over with all sorts of useful information for the traveler,
you'll find three-dimensional drawings, floor plans, and detailed
neighborhood maps, as well as timelines, charts, and even popular Rome
bus routes. Broken into several parts--"Introducing Italy,"
"Region by Region" (with northern, central, and southern
chapters as well as impressive sections covering Rome and Florence),
"Traveler's Needs," and "Survival Guide"--the guide
provides the reader with a complete picture of the country. Readers will
especially love the hundreds of color photos of everything from Rome's
famous piazzas, Navona and di Spagna, to the red-roofed villages of
Tuscany to room-by-room descriptions of the Uffizi Gallery and the
Vatican museums (where you'll find the newly restored Sistine Chapel).
There are also listings for the best pasta restaurants, wine bars, chic
shopping streets, and some of the world's most romantic hotels
Great Eats Italy is the indispensable and trusted guide to nearly 200
of Italy's best food values, including ristorantes, trattorias, and
caffes that serve authentic Italian meals - each revisited or newly
discovered for this edition. Sandra's witty and detailed descriptions go
beyond the usual guidebook survey to offer personal insight and ordering
recommendations for each establishment. Each listing includes
practicalities such as location, hours, price range, credit card
policies, and reservation requirements, in addition to the more
colourful details that makes them unique, once-in-a-lifetime dining
experiences. Clearly marked and easy-to-use maps help you find your next
meal, all at prices that won't break your budget. Mangia!
You may be taken in by the melodious frenzy amid the mountains of
sardines and cured olives in Palermo's Vucciria market, or bewitched by
a gondola gliding along a Venetian canal, its passage silently watched
by Gothic palaces. Whether you are there for the first time or returning
to recapture past magic– be prepared to be swept away! Before you
leave on your journey to Italy, be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to
ensure you don't miss a thing!
New two-color interiors make it easier to find the information you
Fodor's Choice ratings tell what not to miss.
Hotel and restaurant reviews cover all budgets.
New ¢ sign category flags the best budget options.
Multi-day itineraries help readers build the right trip for them.
Smart Travel Tips, a complete chapter packed with contacts and
Frances Mayes entered a wondrous new world when she began restoring
an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. There were
unexpected treasures at every turn: faded frescos beneath the whitewash
in her dining room, a vineyard under wildly overgrown brambles in the
garden, and, in the nearby hill towns, vibrant markets and delightful
people. In Under the Tuscan Sun, she brings the lyrical voice of a poet,
the eye of a seasoned traveler, and the discerning palate of a cook and
food writer to invite readers to explore the pleasures of Italian life
and to feast at her table.