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Fodor's Essential Italy: Rome, Florence, Venice & the Top Spots in Between with Map (Fodor's Essential Italy: Rome, Florence, Venice & Points in Between)

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Publisher Comments:

Fodors. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodors helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although youre at the helm, Fodors offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. Its like having a friend in Italy!

•Your vacation never looked better. This Fodors full-color guide paints an unforgettable picture of Italy with vibrant maps, vividly illustrated features, and stunning color photos.

•Updated frequently, Fodors Essential Italy provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

Fodors Essential Italy features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

•If its not worth your time, its not in this book. Fodors discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodors Choice designations, ensure that youll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Italy.

•Experience Italy like a local! Fodors Essential Italy includes Rome, Florence, Venice, and much more!

Fodors Essential Italy includes unique photo-features that impart the countrys culture, covering Ancient Rome, Venices Grand Canal, the Cinque Terre, and much more!

•Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

•Full-color pullout map.

Synopsis:

This Fodor's full-color guide paints an unforgettable picture of Italy with vibrant maps, vividly illustrated features, and stunning color photos.

Synopsis:

Rome, Florence, and Venice: those magical names are at the top of everyones “must-see” list for Italy. First-time visitors design their itineraries around them, while Italy veterans return to them again and again, knowing that the old saying about Rome, “A lifetime is not enough,” equally applies to Florence and Venice.

This guide gives travelers what they want: the same high-quality coverage as in Fodor's other Italy guides, but with a focus on the most popular destinations. The resulting book is slimmer and lighter than competing guides, but its filled with great Fodors features and information thats rich and varied enough to suit any taste.

• Includes itineraries showing readers how to see the best of Italy at their own pace, with maximum fun and minimum fatigue

• Magazine-like “In Focus” features include topics such as Ancient Rome, The Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi, Siena's Campo & the Palio, Who's Who in Renaissance (Florence), Cruising the Grand Canal (Venice), Palladio Country, Emilia One Tast at a Time, The Fashionista's Milan, and The Cinque Terre.

• Thorough coverage of the surrounding highlights, including Tuscany, Milan, and the Cinque Terre

• 8-page color insert

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Experience Italy ............ 8

Whats Where ............ 10

Italy Planner ............ 12

Italy Today ............ 14

Top Italy Attractions ............ 16

Top Experiences ............ 18

Quintessential Italy ............ 20

A Great Itinerary ............ 22

Beating the Euro ............ 27

FAQS . . . ............ 28

Chapter 2: Rome ............ 29

Welcome to Rome ............ 30

Rome Planner ............ 32

Getting Here & Around ............ 34

Eating & Drinking Well in Rome ............ 36

Navona & Campo: Baroque Rome ............ 50

Corso & Spagna: Piazza Venezia to the Spanish Steps ........ 55

Piazza della Repubblica to Quirinale ............ 60

Villa Borghese & Piazza del Popolo ............ 64

The Vatican: Rome of the Popes ............ 66

The Ghetto, Tiberina Island & Trastevere ............ 81

The Catacombs & Via Appia Antica ............ 86

Where to Eat ............ 88

Best Bets for Rome Dining ............ 92

Where to Stay ............ 102

Best Bets for Rome Lodging ............ 106

Nightlife & the Arts ............ 120

Shopping ............ 126

Chapter 3: Between Rome & Florence:

Umbria & Tuscany ............ 131

Welcome to Umbria & Tuscany ............ 132

Umbria & Tuscany Planner ............ 134

Orvieto ............ 136

Eating & Drinking Well in Umbria ............ 144

Spoleto ............ 146

Assisi ............ 153

Perugia ............ 164

Siena ............ 171

Eating & Drinking Well in Tuscany ............ 182

Arezzo & Cortona ............ 185

Hill Towns West of Siena ............ 189

Chianti ............ 197

Chapter 4: Florence ............ 211

Welcome to Florence ............ 212

Florence Planner ............ 214

Getting Here & Around ............ 216

Eating & Drinking Well in Florence ............ 218

The Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio ............ 220

San Lorenzo to the Accademia ............ 236

Santa Maria Novella to the Arno ............ 242

Santa Croce ............ 245

The Oltrarno ............ 255

Where to Eat ............ 261

Best Bets, Florence Dining ............ 263

Where to Stay ............ 271

Nightlife & the Arts ............ 279

Shopping ............ 281

Side Trips from Florence ............ 290

Lucca ............ 290

Pisa ............ 296

Chapter 5: Between Florence & Venice:

Emilia-Romagna & the Veneto ............ 311

Welcome to Emilia—Romagna & the Veneto ............ 312

Emilia—Romagna & the Veneto Planner ............ 314

Bologna ............ 316

Eating & Drinking Well in Emilia-Romagna ............ 322

Ravenna ............ 329

Ferrara ............ 335

Padua ............ 341

Eating & Drinking Well in Venetian Arc ............ 348

Vicenza ............ 351

Verona ............ 360

Milan ............ 368

Chapter 6: Venice ............ 397

Welcome to Venice ............ 398

Venice Planner ............ 400

Getting Here & Around ............ 402

Eating & Drinking Well in Venice ............ 404

Piazza San Marco ............ 406

Dorsoduro ............ 421

San Polo & Santa Croce ............ 426

Castello & Cannaregio ............ 431

San Giorgio Maggiore & the Giudecca ............ 439

Islands of the Lagoon ............ 440

Where to Eat ............ 443

Best Bets Venice Dining ............ 445

Where to Stay ............ 452

Nightlife & the Arts ............ 464

Shopping ............ 468

Vocabulary ............ 471

Italy Essentials ............ 476

Index ............ 503

About Our Writers ............ 512

Essential Italy In Focus

Ancient Rome: Glories of the Caesars ............ 40

Agony & Ecstasy: the Sistine Ceiling ............ 72

Assisis Basilica di San Francesco ............ 157

Sienas Piazza del Campo & the Palio ............ 176

Grape Escapes: The Pleasures of Tuscan Wine ............ 201

The Duomo ............ 230

Whos Who in Renaissance Art ............ 249

The Cinque Terre ............ 301

Palladio Country ............ 355

The Fashionistas Milan ............ 392

Cruising the Grand Canal ............ 407

Maps

Rome Metro & Suburban Railway ............ 39

Navona & Campo ............ 51

Corso & Spagna ............ 57

Repubblica & Quirinale ............ 62

Villa Borghese & Piazza del Popolo ............ 65

The Vatican ............ 67

Trastevere & the Ghetto ............ 83

The Catacombs & Via Appia Antica ............ 87

Where to Eat in Rome ............ 94—95

Where to Stay in Rome ............ 108—109

Orvieto ............ 138

Spoleto ............ 147

Asissi ............ 154

Perugia ............ 165

Siena ............ 173

Chianti & the Hill Towns West of Siena ............ 191

Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio ............ 221

Uffizi Floor Plan ............ 225

San Lorenzo to the Academia ............ 237

Santa Maria Novella to the Arno ............ 243

Santa Croce ............ 247

The Oltrarno ............ 256

Where to Eat & Stay ............ 264—265

Florence to Pisa & Lucca ............ 291

Lucca ............ 292

Pisa ............ 298

Bologna ............ 318

Ravenna ............ 331

Padua ............ 343

Vicenza ............ 352

Verona ............ 362

Milan ............ 370

Piazza San Marco ............ 415

Dorsoduro ............ 423

San Polo & Santa Croce ............ 427

Cannaregio ............ 432

Castello ............ 434

Venetian Lagoon ............ 441

Where to Stay and Eat in Venice ............ 448—449

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400007288
Subtitle:
the Top Spots In Between
Author:
Fodors
Manufactured:
Fodor's
Author:
Arriaga, Nicole
Author:
Albertson, Lynda
Author:
Fodor's
Author:
Bennett, Martin Wilmot
Publisher:
Fodor's
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Full-color Travel Guide
Publication Date:
20081202
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.1 x 5 x 1.2 in 1.4375 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This Fodor's full-color guide paints an unforgettable picture of Italy with vibrant maps, vividly illustrated features, and stunning color photos.
"Synopsis" by , Rome, Florence, and Venice: those magical names are at the top of everyones “must-see” list for Italy. First-time visitors design their itineraries around them, while Italy veterans return to them again and again, knowing that the old saying about Rome, “A lifetime is not enough,” equally applies to Florence and Venice.

This guide gives travelers what they want: the same high-quality coverage as in Fodor's other Italy guides, but with a focus on the most popular destinations. The resulting book is slimmer and lighter than competing guides, but its filled with great Fodors features and information thats rich and varied enough to suit any taste.

• Includes itineraries showing readers how to see the best of Italy at their own pace, with maximum fun and minimum fatigue

• Magazine-like “In Focus” features include topics such as Ancient Rome, The Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi, Siena's Campo & the Palio, Who's Who in Renaissance (Florence), Cruising the Grand Canal (Venice), Palladio Country, Emilia One Tast at a Time, The Fashionista's Milan, and The Cinque Terre.

• Thorough coverage of the surrounding highlights, including Tuscany, Milan, and the Cinque Terre

• 8-page color insert

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