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Rick Steves' Italy (Rick Steves' Italy)by Rick Steves
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Marvel at the works of Michelangelo and Bernini in St. Peters Basilica, hike through Europes largest high-alpine meadow in Alpe di Siusi, and enjoy a slice of Pizza at its birthplace in Naples— Rick Steves Italy 2009 allows any traveler to experience all that the country has to offer—economically and hassle-free. Rick covers it all in his bestselling guidebook, from the must-see sights in Venice, Florence, and Rome, to the lesser-known destinations in the Italian Riviera and the Dolomites. Offering information on Italian history and culture, as well as expert advice on accommodations, transportation, and dining, Rick Steves Italy 2009 is the benchmark of European guidebooks.
A new color fold-out map highlights this bestselling guidebook to Italy. Steves' tips allow travelers to become temporary Italians, saving them time and money along the way.
From the beaches to the Alps, from fine art to fine pasta, Italy has it all. With this book, youll trace Italian culture from Romes Colosseum to Michelangelos David to the bustling elegance of Milan. Experience the art-drenched cities of Venice and Florence, explore the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum, and learn how to avoid the lines at the most popular museums. Discover the villages of Tuscany and Umbria and the lazy rhythms of the Cinque Terre. Shop at local market stalls, sip a cappuccino at an outdoor café, and pick up a picknic lunch at an allimentari. Relax and enjoy the life of Bella Italia!
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