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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. While 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!

•Updated annually, Fodors Italy provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guide book.

Fodors 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 Italy features includes unique photo-features that impart Italys culture, covering Romes ancient ruins, Tuscanys wine country, Venices Grand Canal, 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.

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

Synopsis:

From ancient Rome to Venice's Grand Canal, this Fodor's full-color guide paints an unforgettable picture of Italy with vibrant maps, vividly illustrated features, and stunning color photos.

Synopsis:

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. While 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!

•Updated annually, Fodors Italy provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guide book.

Fodors 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 Italy features includes unique photo-features that impart Italys culture, covering Romes ancient ruins, Tuscanys wine country, Venices Grand Canal, 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.

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

Table of Contents

Experience Italy............11

Whats New............12

Whats Where............14

Italy Planner............16

Italy Today............18

Italy Top Attractions............20

Top Experiences............ 22

Quintessential Italy............24

Making the Most of Your Euros............26

A Great Itinerary............27

Part I: Rome & Environs

Whats Where............32

Rome and Environs Planner............34

Top Rome Attractions............36

Top Rome Experiences............38

Getting Here and Around............40

Rome Today............42

Eating and Drinking Well in Rome............44

A Great Itinerary............46

Chapter 1: Rome............47

Navona and Campo: Baroque Rome............60

Corso and Spagna: Piazza Venezia to the Spanish Steps............65

Piazza della Repubblica to Quirinale............69

Villa Borghese and Piazza del Popolo............73

The Vatican: Rome of the Popes............75

The Ghetto, Tiber Island, and Trastevere............90

The Catacombs and Via Appia Antica............95

Where to Eat............96

Best Bets for Rome Dining............98

Where to Stay............111

Best Bets for Rome Lodging............112

Nightlife and the Arts............ 127

Shopping............132

Chapter 2: Side Trips from Rome............137

Welcome to Lazio............138

Rome Side Trips Planner............140

Ostia Antica............141

Tuscia............144

Tivoli and Palestrina............149

The Castelli Romani............153

Part II: Northern Italy

Whats Where............162

Northern Italy Planner...........164

Northern Italy Top Attractions............166

Northern Italy Top Experiences............168

Northern Italy Today............169

A Great Itinerary............170

Chapter 3: Venice............173

Welcome to Venice............174

Venice Planner............176

Eating and Drinking Well in Venice............180

Piazza San Marco............182

Dorsoduro............196

San Polo and Santa Croce............201

Castello and Cannaregio............206

San Giorgio Maggiore and the Giudecca............212

Islands of the Lagoon............213

Where to Eat............216

Best Bets for Venice Dining............218

Where to Stay............227

Nightlife and the Arts...........239

Shopping............242

Chapter 4: The Venetian Arc............245

Welcome to The Venetian Arc............246

The Venetian Arc Planner............248

Eating and Drinking Well in Venetian Arc............250

Padua............252

Vicenza............260

Verona............269

Treviso and the Hillside Towns............276

Friuli—Venezia Giulia...........286

Chapter 5: The Dolomites............299

Welcome to The Dolomites............300

The Dolomites Planner...........302

Eating and Drinking Well in the Dolomites............304

Trentino............306

Bolzano (Bozen) ............316

Alto Adige and Cortina............320

Heart of the Dolomites............329

Chapter 6: Milan, Lombardy, and the Lakes............335

Welcome to Milan, Lombardy, and the Lakes............336

Milan, Lombardy, and the Lakes Planner............338

Eating and Drinking Well in Lombardy............ 340

Milan............342

Pavia, Cremona, and Mantua............371

Lake Garda............380

Lake Como............388

Lake Maggiore............396

Chapter 7: Piedmont and Valle dAosta............399

Welcome to Piedmont and Valle dAosta............400

Piedmont and Valle dAosta Planner............402

Eating and Drinking Well in Piedmont and Valle DAosta............404

Turin............406

The Colline and Savoy Palaces............418

The Monferrato and the Langhe............424

Valle dAosta............429

Chapter 8: The Italian Riviera............441

Welcome to The Italian Riviera............442

The Italian Riviera Planner............444

Eating and Drinking Well in the Italian Riviera............446

Riviera di Levante............448

Genoa............468

Riviera di Ponente............481

Chapter 9: Emilia—Romagna............489

Welcome to Emilia—Romagna............490

Emilia—Romagna Planner............492

Eating and Drinking Well in Emilia-Romagna............494

Emilia............496

Bologna............511

Ferrara............521

Romagna............526

Ravenna............529

Part III: Central Italy

Whats Where............538

Central Italy Planner............540

Central Italy Top Attractions............542

Central Italy Top Experiences............544

Central Italy Today............545

A Great Itinerary............546

Chapter 10: Florence............549

Welcome to Florence............550

Florence Planner............552

Eating and Drinking Well in Florence............556

The Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio............558

San Lorenzo to the Accademia............572

Santa Maria Novella to the Arno............579

Santa Croce............582

The Oltrarno............586

Where to Eat............596

Best Bets for Florence Dining............597

Where to Stay............607

Nightlife and the Arts...........616

Sports and the Outdoors............617

Shopping............617

A Side Trip from Florence: Fiesole............622

Chapter 11: Tuscany............625

Welcome to Tuscany............626

Tuscany Planner............628

Eating and Drinking Well in Tuscany...........630

Lucca............632

Pisa............637

Chianti............641

Hill Towns Southwest of Florence...........654

Siena............660

Arezzo and Cortona............671

Southern Tuscany............676

Chapter 12: Umbria and the Marches............683

Welcome to Umbria and the Marches............684

Umbria and the Marches Planner............686

Eating and Drinking Well in Umbria and the Marches............688

Perugia............690

Assisi............696

Northern Umbria............705

Spoleto............712

Southern Umbria............718

The Marches............725

Part IV: Southern Italy

Whats Where............732

Southern Italy Planner............734

Southern Italy Top Attractions............736

Southern Italy Top Experiences............738

Southern Italy Today...........739

A Great Itinerary............740

Chapter 13: Naples and Campania............743

Welcome to Naples and Campania............744

Naples and Campania Planner............746

Eating and Drinking Well in Naples and Campania............748

Naples............750

Herculaneum, Vesuvius, and Pompeii............772

Ischia and Procida............776

Capri............788

Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast............796

Chapter 14: The Mezzogiorno............813

Welcome to The Mezzogiorno............814

The Mezzogiorno Planner............ 816

Eating and Drinking Well in the Mezzogiorno............818

Bari and the Adriatic Coast............820

The Gargano Promontory............826

The Trulli District............828

Salento and Ports of the Heel............ 832

Basilicata............838

Calabria............842

Chapter 15: Sicily............849

Welcome to Sicily............850

Sicily Planner............852

Eating and Drinking Well in Sicily............854

The Ionian Coast............856

Siracusa............871

The Interior............878

Agrigento and Western Sicily............882

Palermo............893

The Tyrrhenian Coast............904

The Aeolian Islands............905

Italian Vocabulary............910

Travel Smart Italy............915

Index............939

About Our Writers............959

ITALY IN FOCUS

Rome

Ancient Rome: Glories of the Caesars............50

Agony and Ecstasy: the Sistine Ceilin............80

Venice

Cruising the Grand Canal............183

The Venetian Arc

Palladio Country............263

Milan, Lombardy & the Lakes

The Fashionistas Milan............366

Piedmont & Valle dAosta

On the Trail of Barolo............425

The Italian Riviera

The Cinque Terre............455

Emilia-Romagna

Emilia, One Taste at a Time............505

Florence

The Duomo............566

Whos Who in Renaissance Art............587

Tuscany

Grape Escapes: The Pleasures of Tuscan Wine............645

Sienas Piazza del Campo & the Palio............664

Umbria & the Marches

Assisis Basilica di San Francesco............701

Naples & Campania

Pizza Naples Style............764

Ancient Pompeii, Tomb of a Civilization............777

Sicily

Sicilys Valle dei Templi............884

MAPS

Rome Metro and Suburban Railway............49

Baroque Rome............61

Piazza Venezia to the Spanish Steps............67

Il Quirinale to Piazza della Repubblica............70

Villa Borghese to the Ara Pacis............75

The Vatican............77

The Ghetto and Trastevere............92

The Catacombs and Via Appia Antica ............96

Where to Eat in Rome............100-101

Where to Stay in Rome............116-117

Ostia Antica ............142

Side Trips from Rome............145

Piazza San Marco............191

Dorsoduro............198

San Polo and Santa Croce............202

Cannaregio............206

Castello............209

Islands of the Lagoon............215

Where to Stay and Eat in Venice............222-223

Padua............253

Vicenza............261

Verona............271

Treviso & the Hillside............277

Friuli-Venezia Giulia............287

Trento............307

Bolzano............317

Alto Adige and Cortina ............321

Milan............346

Po Plain and Lake Garda...........373

Western Lakes............389

Turin............408

Piedmont............419

Valle dAosta ............430

Riviera di Levante............449

Genoa............472-473

Riviera di Ponente............482

Emilia............499

Bologna............512

Romagna............527

Ravenna............532

Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio............559

Uffizi Floor Plan............563

Michelangelo Country: San Lorenzo to the Academia............ 575

Santa Maria Novella to the Arno............580

Santa Croce............583

The Oltrarno ............594

Where to Eat and Stay in Florence............600-601

Lucca............634

Pisa............638

Chianti and the Hill Towns Southwest of Florence............642

Siena............662

Arezzo, Cortona, and Southern Tuscany............673

Perugia............691

Asissi............ ............698

Northern Umbria706

Spoleto............713

Southern Umbria............719

The Marches............726

Naples............754-755

Bay of Naples............775

Capri............791

Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast............797

Puglia............823

Basilicata and Calabria............839

Eastern Sicily and the Aeolian Islands............858

Ortygia Island, Siracusa............875

Western Sicily............889

Palermo............895

Travel Times by Train............922-923

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400008490
Author:
Fodors
Publisher:
Fodor's
Manufactured:
Fodor's
Author:
Fodor's
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Italy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Full-color Travel Guide
Publication Date:
20091006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT
Pages:
960
Dimensions:
8.02x5.26x1.75 in. 2.36 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From ancient Rome to Venice's Grand Canal, this Fodor's full-color guide paints an unforgettable picture of Italy with vibrant maps, vividly illustrated features, and stunning color photos.
"Synopsis" by , 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. While 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!

•Updated annually, Fodors Italy provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guide book.

Fodors 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 Italy features includes unique photo-features that impart Italys culture, covering Romes ancient ruins, Tuscanys wine country, Venices Grand Canal, 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.

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

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