Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Florence and Tuscany, including renowned Renaissance art, stunning churches, superb wineries, and charming hill towns. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · A great itinerary to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Major sights such as the Galleria degli Uffizi, the Leaning Tower and San Gimignano · Side Trips from Florence · Coverage of Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Northwest Tuscany, Chianti, Siena and Central Tuscany, Arezzo, Cortona and Eastern Tuscany, Southern Tuscany, Umbria and the Marches Planning to visit more of Italy? Check out Fodor's country-wide travel guide to Italy.
"With its sophisticated culture, rich history, and abundant beauty (both natural and man-made), Europe is a top destination for travelers. But for those with limited time who want more guidance on must-sees, this book covers the top spots and must-see sights in 25 countries."
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. Fodor's Essential Italy is the indispensable take-along companion to one of Europe's most enduringly popular destinations. With inviting full-color photos, this updated edition highlights everything that visitors adore--from Italy's great food and wine to art and architecture, as well as glorious Tuscan hill towns, shopping, and much more. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what's off the beaten path · Coverage of Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan, Lake Como, Tuscany, Naples, Sorrento, Capri, Sicily, Emilia-Romagna, the Veneto, and more. Planning to focus on just some Italy destinations? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Rome; Vanice; Florence & Tuscany; and The Amalfi Coast, Capri & Naples.
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. Abundant color photos, combined with thorough coverage, bring one of Italy's most beautiful destinations to dazzling life. The Bay of Naples and neighboring Amalfi Coast epitomize southern Italy at its best: in one concentrated area travelers find spectacular natural beauty, world-class art, rich history, and that quintessential Italian zest for living. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Major sights such as Pompeii, Positano and the Temples of Paestum · Coverage of The Amalfi Coast; Capri, Ischia and Procida; Sorrento and the Sorrentine Peninsula; The Bay of Naples and Naples Planning to visit more of Italy? Check out Fodor's country-wide travel guide to Italy.
Author: Stephen Keeling
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-04-17
Full-color throughout Free full-color, foldout map Where to find the absolute best seafood, the loveliest vineyards, the tastiest pizza, and, of course, the finest gelato. Our writers have checked out all the best hotels and restaurants in person. You'll also get up-to-the-minute coverage of shopping and nightlife. Insider advice on avoiding the crowds as you explore some of Italy's greatest gems, from the Uffizi in Florence to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Plus tips for navigating the region's lovely but less-traveled corners, like Arezzo, Elba, and Montefalco. Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way. Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people. User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.
When Patricia Clough, a former foreign correspondent, bought a house in Umbria, she knew that buying her dream home did not mean that life would become a dream. By the end of this book, in which she describes the journey of making Umbria her home, she is sure that “if one has basic requirements for being happy, then Umbria provides some of the best surroundings for happiness.” Clough pores over Umbria's enchanting countryside, its tumultuous history, its ancient culture and sumptuous food, and laments that for a long time Umbria was mistaken for its fashionable neighbor, Tuscany. This is not a guide to buying a home in Italy, nor a guidebook for your holiday—though it would be useful as both of these things—but a story in which a woman discovers and marvels at the place she begins to call home.
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Venice, one of the most romantic cities in the world and a premiere destination for arts and culture, is a perennial travel destination. The yearly Carnevale festivities attract masses of people and every other year, brings the Biennale dell'Arte--an event which has grown to cover art, film, music, dance, theater, and architecture. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · A great itinerary to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Major sights such as Piazza San Marco, Grand Canal, Gallerie dell'Accademia, Ca' Rezzonico, Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Torcello, The Villas and Palazzi of Palladio, and Giotto's Frescoes · Side Trips from Venice including Padua, Vicenza, Verona, and Friuli-Venezia Giulia · Coverage of San Marco, Dorsoduro, San Polo and Santa Croce, Cannaregio, Castello, San Giorgio Maggiore, The Guidecca, The Lido, and Islands of the Northern Lagoon Planning to visit more of Italy? Check out Fodor's country-wide travel guide to Italy.
From the publishers of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World "A Tourist's Best Friend!" --Chicago Sun-Times "Indispensable" --The New York Times Five Great Features and Benefits offered ONLY by The Unofficial Guide: * A complete planner to Florence, Rome, and the highlights of Tuscany, Umbria, Latium, and the Marches * Honest advice that lets you feel safe and comfortable in the heart of Italy--whether you speak Italian or not * Insider tips on finding the most charming hotels for the best price * Hundreds of restaurants reviewed and ranked for quality and value * A complete guide to the region's cultural and historic sights--with helpful hints for making the most of your time Sample Rating The Leaning Tower (Torre Pendente) Appeal by Age Preschool Grade school Teens Young adults Over 30 Seniors Campo dei Miracoli; # 050 560 547; www.torre.duomo.pisa.it Type of attraction Icon of Pisa. Admission ?15 at ticket office; ?17 for online bookings. Hours Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., guided tours every 40 minutes. When to go This site is always mobbed. Reservations Required. Special comments Local superstition has it that seeing the Leaning Tower before an exam will guarantee a bad grade. How much time to allow 30 minutes. Author's rating
Explore the busy streets of Florence and Tuscany, see history, and stroll through museums. Eat bread dipped in olive oil and stroll along cobbled streets in these beautiful cities. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Florence & Tuscany. + Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance. + Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. + Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. + Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. + Area maps marked with sights. + Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation. + Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. + Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Florence & Tuscany truly shows you this region as no one else can.
Insight Guides: Inspiring your next adventure Insight Guide Tuscany offers you a uniquely comprehensive approach to getting the most out of your trip to one of the most popular destinations in the world. Engaging chapters consider the region's fascinating history as birthplace of the Renaissance, putting into context the many artistic and architectural wonders on show. Inside Insight Guide Tuscany: Tips for exploring the breathtaking landscape and for tucking into the world-famous Tuscan cuisine and wine ensure that you don't miss a thing. The great cities of Tuscany, including Florence, Siena, Lucca and Pisa, are covered in addition to the off-the-beaten-track Tuscan towns, such as San Gimignano and Montepulciano. Full-colour photographs throughout give you a true flavour of life in the region today. Detailed maps plot all the major sights you'll want to see. Travel Tips sections offer selective advice on where to eat and the activities available. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine
This guidebook by Italian walking expert Gillian Price describes 40 varied day walks in the region of Umbria. The walks range from 2.5km to 19km in length, the majority of the routes are circular, and several wonderful traverses have been included, with the return to the start point always possible by public transport. Set between Rome and Florence the region is dotted with UNESCO World Heritage towns such as Orvieto, Norcia, Perugia, Gubbio, Spoleto and Assisi. The landscape, like that of neighbouring Tuscany, is one of rolling hills and deep woodlands, without the crowds of other well-known holiday regions in Italy. Walks cross flower meadows, wander down river valleys and also climb onto rugged hills and Apennine mountains, visiting Roman and Etruscan ruins as well as myriad ancient villages. This guidebook also includes lots of practical information about recommended gear and maps to take and tips on local food, wildlife and culture, as well as useful tourist, accommodation and transport information and a brief Italian-English glossary.
Michelle Damiani was hungry for a different kind of life. Il Bel Centro tells the story of her move to a medieval village in the center of Italy with her husband, three children, and two cats. The family grapples with parenting hardships made more difficult on foreign soil, unlocks the secrets of Umbrian cuisine, and grows accustomed to the early morning sight of the baker in his underpants. All five of them weave into the fabric of the town as they lay petals and blossoms on cobblestone streets in the annual all-night flower-carpet festival. Il Bel Centro evokes the pleasures of small town Italy and opens the gate into a world where a good lunch will take one straight into dinner.