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The Italian Wine Guide: Where to Go and What to See, Drink, and Eat (Dolce Vita)
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From the foremost publisher of guidebooks and maps in Italy, here is a comprehensive guide to visiting and appreciating the Italian wine districts. This guide covers all 305 wines in the prestigious DOC and DOCG appellations, 324 wine towns, and 704 wineries that offer guided tours and tastings. There are 99 itineraries by region with driving tours and detailed maps along with restaurants, hotels, and farmhouse holiday locations. Includes places to drink and buy fine wines, dates for antique fairs, and locations of golf courses, as well as the most important grappa distilleries.
From Italy's foremost publisher of maps and guidebooks comes this complete guide to Italian wines, with 91 sidebars covering 305 wines, notes on 744 wineries offering guided tours and tastings, and descriptions of 324 winery towns and accommodations. 167 maps. Color illustrations.
This wine guide is ideal for travellers planning to visit vineyards and wishing to know all about the wines of Italy.
From the Touring Club of Italy, the country's foremost publisher of authoritative maps and guidebooks for over a century, this wine guide is ideal for travelers planning to visit vineyards and wishing to know all about the wines of Italy. The wines of Italy are a delightful part of any visit to the Bel Paese, from the prized Brunello of Tuscany to the cheerful, easy-to-drink table wines produced in every region. The Italian Wine Guide is the complete guide to the world of these wines. With 91 informative sidebars covering all 305 wines in the prestigious doc and docg appellations, this handbook offers notes on 744 wineries offering guided tours and tastings. To help in vacation planning, it describes 324 evocative winery towns where visitors can enjoy fine wines with local cuisine; and 99 detailed itineraries in the countryside, with a selection of hotels, rustic agritourism, and traditional inns and restaurants. Along with maps for every itinerary, the cartography covers 20 regions and 48 distinct vineyard districts, for a total of 167 maps. Full-color illustrations throughout END
The rolling green hills of the Marches embrace both UrbinoÑthe Renaissance court city with its great Palazzo DucaleÑand seaside resorts such as noble Pesaro, birthplace of the composer Rossini. This guide details all the sites, including more than 100 historic cities, minor towns, national parks, and natural sites, and covers all the cultural aspects of the region, from the opera through the theater. It offers 45 plans and maps, 19 driving tours and three thematic itineraries through the region, and more than 800 addresses of hotels, restaurants, campgrounds, shops, and other useful information. In recognition of the Vatican Jubilee, one route is dedicated to religious sites, including the famous Sanctuary of Loreto. Full-color illustrations throughout END
The first official guide to Italy's first public museum, the Milan home of famous paintings by Bellini, Mantegna, Piero della Francesca, Raphael, Tintoretto, and Veronese. For the first time ever, this book combines detailed information about each artwork and hundreds of color reproductions with a guide, leading the reader room by room and wall by wall through the glorious riches of the Brera's permanent collection. To help with even the quickest visit, the guide notes the most important paintings in the collection. The account describes each work of art, including its symbolism and cultural references, and critical commentary about it. Also featured is an introduction by museum director Luisa Arrigoni about the history of the Pinacoteca di Brera (Italy's first museum for the people), a glossary, and a bibliography. 450 full-color illustrations END
Assisi, Bubbio, Orvieto, SpoletyÑsome of the most beautiful art towns of Italy are in the Umbria region. Pictures from top photographers show not only the well-known art treasures but also the local traditions kept alive by popular festivals. The guide also details all the cities, minor towns, national parks, and natural sites. It offers 26 plans and maps, 19 historical/cultural tours and four thematic itineraries through the region, and more than 700 addresses of hotels, restaurants, campgrounds, shops, and other useful information. Full-color illustrations throughout END
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