Synopses & Reviews
Completely updated every year! Frommer's Italy
features gorgeous color photos and maps of the most of the ancient and modern cities, classical architecture and ruins, vineyards, villages, and gorgeous countryside vistas that await you. Much more detailed and comprehensive than the major competition, this is simply the most reliable and in-depth guide you can buy.
It's personally researched and full of candid opinions. Our authors have chosen the very best places to stay, from the grand hotels of Rome and the chic resorts of Capri to charming and affordable inns and small hotels in regions like Tuscany and the Lake District. And of course, we'll make sure that you dine memorably throughout Italy, whether you're splurging on a world-class restaurant in Florence or looking for a little-known trattoria that serves all the classics.
Wherever you go, you'll rely on Frommer's for authoritative but fun-to-use coverage of all the historic, artistic, and cultural treasures. You'll get a complete shopper's guide, the latest trip-planning advice on everything from bargain airfares to rail passes, and a complete shopper's guide. Frommer's Italy even features a color fold-out map!
Frommer's. The best trips start here
Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer.
- From the ruins of ancient Rome and the excavations at Pompeii, to the finest Italian wines and the best dining experiences, our authors provide up-to-date advice on how to make the most of your trip.
Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.
Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.
Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.
Find great deals and book your trip at Frommers.com
About the Author
A team of veteran travel writers, Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince have produced numerous titles for Frommer’s including best-selling guides to Italy, France, the Caribbean, England, and Germany. Porter is also a noted Hollywood biographer; his most recent releases are Howard Hughes: Hell’s Angels (2005) and Brando Unzipped (2006). He is a radio commentator and newspaper columnist on popular culture; his broadcasts are heard in all 50 states. Prince, formerly of the New York Times Paris bureau, is the president of Blood Moon Productions and other media-related firms.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
What’s New in Italy.
1 The Best of Italy.
2 A Traveler’s Guide to Italy’s Art & Architecture by Reid Bramblett.
3 Planning Your Trip to Italy.
4 Suggested Italy Itineraries.
5 Settling into Rome.
6 Exploring Rome.
8 Tuscany, Umbria & The Marches.
9 Bologna & Emilia-Romagna.
11 The Veneto & the Dolomites.
12 Milan, Lombardy & the Lake District.
13 Piedmont & Valle d’Aosta.
14 Genoa & the Italian Riviera.
15 Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast.
Appendix A: Italy in Depth.
Appendix B: Molto Italiano.