From the most trusted name in travel, Frommer's Italy 2018 is a comprehensive, completely up-to-date guide to one of Europe's most storied vacation destinations. With helpful advice and honest recommendations from Frommer's expert authors, you'll walk among the ancient ruins of Pompeii, float along the canals of Venice, appreciate Renaissance masterworks in Florence, explore off-the-beaten-path Puglia and live la dolce vita in Rome--as well as discover timeless wonders such as the vineyards of Tuscany and cliff-top towns perched along the Amalfi Coast. Inside the guide: -Full-color photos and helpful maps, including a detachable foldout map -Detailed itineraries for planning your trip to suit your schedule and interests (and help you avoid lines and crowds) -Rewarding experiences to help you appreciate Italian culture, cuisine, and history -Candid reviews of the best restaurants, historic sights, museums, tours, shops, and experiences--and no-punches-pulled info on the ones not worth your time and money -Accurate, up-to-date info on transportation, useful websites, telephone numbers, and more -Budget-planning help with the lowdown on prices and ways to save money, whether you're traveling on a shoestring or in the lap of luxury About Frommer's: There's a reason that Frommer's has been the most trusted name in travel for more than sixty years. Arthur Frommer created the best-selling guide series in 1957 to help American servicemen fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe, and since then, we have published thousands of titles became a household name helping millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommer's.
Frommer's Complete Guides are packed with dazzling photos and detailed, opinionated and honest reviews, giving you the low-down on what's worth your trip and what's not. The destinations are broken down into easy to navigate sections and include a full size pull out map to help you plan the perfect trip.
Frommer's Italy Day by Day features regional and city itineraries that will help you maximize your time while touring the country's top sights. Tour the fabulous scenery of the Almalfi Coast, hike the Cinque Terre, drive through Tuscany's vineyards, explore Sicily's best ancient sites, or eat your way through the Piedmont. Our authors, longtime Italy experts, hit all the highlights, from Milan's La Scala to Florence's Duomo to Rome's Colosseum. They've checked out all of the country's best hotels and restaurants in person, and offer authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget. You'll also get coverage of shopping and nightlife in the major cities; detailed full-color maps; 750 full-color photos, a full chapter on Italy's rich history and culture, information on special-interest tours, and advice on planning a successful Italy vacation. Frommer's Italy Day by Day also includes a color fold-out map.
Germany has the largest population of any nation in Western Europe, and is the ancestral home of the single largest ethnic group in America. To do justice to this major nation, we have called upon the talents and research abilities of six long-experienced journalists, most of them living full time in Germany. The resulting book is up-to-date, printed in large, easy-to-read fonts and contains: - Dozens of spectacular photos - Full-color maps throughout including a helpful, pull-out map - Compelling and fun-to-read discussions of Germany’s history, art history and current culture - Sample itineraries so you can make the most of your time in country - Savvy tips on how to avoid the crowds and save money, whether you’re a luxury lover or a backpacker - Opinionated advice on historic sights, nature areas, museums and other attractions, with star ratings to help you quickly decide what to see and what to skip. The book also contains dozens of no-holds-barred reviews of hotels, restaurants, nightlife venues and shops, from authors who have visited them all, and so have the ability to compare.
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.
Since Italy is too large and varied to be researched by one author or even two, Frommer's Italy written by multiple authors and is among the most up-to-date and fastidiously fact-checked of all the guidebooks on Italy presently published. That characteristic is perhaps the reason why Frommer's Italy is high up on any list of best-sellers, and why it is also regarded, by us, as a jewel in Frommer's crown. Six of Frommer's finest travel journalists have collaborated to produce the definitive guidebook to Italy. Most of them live in Italy, all of them publish constantly about Italy in the world's most prestigious media, and some have received major awards for their writings on the country. The book is updated yearly, printed in large, easy to read fonts and contains: - Dozens of maps, from regional and city maps to a handy fold-out map at the front - Gorgeous, full color photos - Opinionated reviews of the country’s top historic sights, museums and other attractions as well as hotels, restaurants, shops and nightlife venues in all price ranges. - Handy sample itineraries so you can make the most of your vacation time. - Exact pricing so there are no ugly surprises. - Star ratings, chosen by our authors and taking value into account, so you can quickly scan the book and pick out the options that will best suit your tastes and budget. No significant Italian location is left out. The book deals with: Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Umbria and the Marches, Bologna and Emilia Romagna, Venice, Milan, Piedmont and The Lakes, Genoa and the Cinque Terre, Campania, Naples, Pompeii, and the Amalfi Coast, Sicily. The 2017 edition adds material on Puglia and the best of Basilicata.
There's no better introduction to Italy than the classic itinerary of Rome, Florence and Venice. But it's not dummy-proof, which is why we enlisted three of the world's most knowledgeable Italy experts to pen this totally revised and updated annual guide. Their helpful advice and honest, opinionated recommendations will allow you to find the hidden gems that other visitors miss, avoid crowds and lines and, most importantly: plan the vacation of a lifetime. Inside the EasyGuide: -Tons of useful maps, including a detachable foldout map -Detailed itineraries to help you make the most of your time while avoiding the crowds and lines -Can't-miss experiences that let you appreciate Italian culture, history, and cuisine like a local -Rewarding day trips to fascinating destinations such as Pompeii, Verona, and the Tuscan countryside -Candid reviews of the best places to eat, shop, stay, and sample the nightlife in each city, and in all price ranges -Accurate, up-to-date info on prices, transportation, addresses, and everything else you'll need to plan your trip About Frommer's: There's a reason that Frommer's has been the most trusted name in travel for more than sixty years. Arthur Frommer created the best-selling guide series in 1957 to help American servicemen fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe, and since then, we have published thousands of titles became a household name helping millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommer's.
Author: John S. Bowman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-01-10
If it's Ancient Greece you're interested in, our authors will guide you from the Acropolis to the islands (the geographical and spiritual center of the Cyclades). In the 21st century, they'll point you toward the best resorts, hotels, nightlife and shopping in Athens and the islands. "Greeks may not live to eat, but they certainly take what they eat, and how it is prepared very seriously," says our (well-fed) author, who takes you from kafeneion (coffee house) to ouzeri to psistaria (for grilled meats), tavernas and beyond. An entire chapter gives you a rundown on cruising the Greek Islands, from picking the right cruise, to budgeting, getting ready to go, and a summary of some of the ships, from large to small, that ply the Mediterranean. 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.
Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Rick Steves
Release Date: 2017-11-28
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Italy. From the beaches to the Alps, from fine art to fine pasta, Italy has it all. With this book, you'll trace Italian culture from Rome's Colosseum to Michelangelo's 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 picnic lunch at an allimentari. Relax and enjoy the life of Bella Italia! Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
Author: Suzy Gershman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-01-03
For nearly twenty years, Suzy Gershman has been leading savvy shoppers to the world's best finds. Now Born to Shop Italy is easier to use and packed with more up-to-datelistings than ever before. It includes the best of the shopping scenes, from trendsetting boutiques in Milan and Rome to top factory outlets, colorful markets, and more; excellent values, from designer shoes and handbags to Venetian glass and lace; great gift ideas; and the best airfare, hotel, and dining values.
An unbeatable guide to an increasingly popular Mediterranean destination. Shows travelers how to explore the unique land and culture of Sicily, which was named the world's eighth-best island in Travel & Leisure's 2001 World's Best Awards Gives readers the scoop on Sicily's many historic sites and architectural monuments, including the baroque glories of the Valdi Noto and the ancient Greek ruins of Agrigento, both recently named UNESCO World Heritage Sites Pinpoints the best of Palermo as well as Sicily's top resorts and most memorable hill towns-and delivers the lowdown on Sicily's natural wonders, including Mount Etna, the world's tallest active volcano
This is the freshly-researched, 2017 edition of a travel classic, is a comprehensive guidebook to all the Hawaiian islands. Of its three authors, all specialists in Hawaiian travel and widely published, two live in Hawaii, while the third makes constant trips there from her base in California. The book is fully updated yearly; set in large, easy-to-read fonts; and contains: - Dozens of spectacular photos - Full-color maps throughout including a helpful, pull-out map - Sample itineraries so you can make the most of your time in country - Savvy tips on how to avoid the crowds and save money, whether you’re a luxury lover or a backpacker - Opinionated advice on beaches, other nature areas, outfitters, museums and other attractions, with star ratings to help you quickly decide what to see and what to skip. The book also contains dozens of no-holds-barred reviews of hotels, restaurants, nightlife venues and shops, from authors who have visited them all, and so have the ability to compare.
Frommer’s books aren’t written by committee, or by travel writers who simply pop in briefly to a destination and then consider the job done. We use seasoned journalists like Nicholas Gill who has been covering Panama for over a decade and has strong opinions on what travelers should do in country...and what they can skip without regret. He’s also understands that not all travelers have the same needs or budgets and so has created a guide that is extremely helpful whether you’re a honeymooner, a backpacker or are traveling with kids. The book covers Panama's top ecolodges, beach stays and wilderness resorts (for luxury travelers or those on a budget). It features the best beaches, bird-watching and other outdoor activities, with fastidiously researched information on the best outfitters for adventuring. It also offers an in-depth look at Panama's history and culture, from pre-Columbian times, through the building of the Canal, to the 21st century's issues and debates, as well as an overview of the ecosystems and native flora and fauna. With doable, smartly conceived itineraries for one or two weeks, for families, and for adventurers it also includes savvy, sometimes sneaky, tips for saving money in ALL price ranges.