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.
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.
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: Jack Jewers
Release Date: 2017-11-13
Meant to be carried with you as you travel, this highly portable, concisely-written book introduces travelers to one of the world's most richly rewarding destinations. It includes all of the nitty gritty details one needs to plan a trip, from hotels and restaurants to try, to savvy tips on the best ways to get around Ireland. Author Jack Jewers, who has been writing guidebooks to Ireland since 2006 (and is the proud grandson of an Irishwoman), provides an affectionate and insightful take on Irish culture and history that will greatly enhance your trip to the Emerald Isle. The book is: - Packed with helpful maps, including a full-color fold-out map - Completely updated every year and printed in large, easy-to-read type. - Precise about pricing, with Euro and British Pound (for Northern Ireland) amounts listed for every attraction, restaurant, hotel, nightspot and shop in the guide--so there aren't any nasty surprises. - Filled with information on the fascinating culture, history, art history and cuisine of Ireland that will make your visit richer - Laden with no-holds-barred reviews, which will introduce you to the country's most authentic lodgings (hotels, B&B's, castles), eateries, museums, historic and nature sight so you can stretch your budget further, whether you're a luxury-seeker or a backpacker. 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.
The British Isles are the single most popular trans-Atlantic destination for Americans, and an immense body of book-buyers will be the potential audience for this important new travel guide. It incorporates all the elements that have won best-seller status for Frommer's guidebooks: strong opinions colorfully expressed; up-to-date and recently researched information of all sorts; cost-conscious advice that covers every price range. This far-reaching guide of 600 some-odd pages, takes the visitor to every popular destination in England and Scotland, including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bath, Oxford, Liverpool, Manchester, and more--and, of course, London. A fold-out map, numerous interior maps, and four-color photographs throughout, will make this an exceptionally valuable purchase.
Author: Stephen Brewer
Release Date: 2016-12-20
The recent economic crisis in Greece has, paradoxically enough, created better conditions for tourism. The Greeks are painfully aware that tourism is their best-functioning remaining industry. They value the visitor as never before, treat them with a warmth and courtesy that exceeds what you ll find in other parts of Europe. And more people are therefore coming here in unprecedented numbers. To bring the current message of Greek tourism to a reading public, we've called upon the research and writing talents of one of America's foremost travel journalists. Stephen Brewer has been writing travel guides for almost three decades. As an editor and writer, he has focused not just on the Frommer guides but on European coverage for such magazines as "Esquire," "Connoisseur" and "Geo." In "Frommer's Athens and the Greek Islands," he brings tremendous insight into how to best approach and understand both the famed and lesser-known (but still fascinating) historic sights of Athens and the adjoining Peloponnese, as well as the recreational resorts and life of the enchanting Greek islands. The book contains: -Helpful maps, including a handy pull-out map -A 16-page photo guide -Exact pricing so there s never any ugly surprises -Opinionated reviews of historic sights and other attractions, hotels, restaurants, "
You’ll never fall into tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. Doing so is like having a trusted friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. That’s because our guidebooks, unlike much of the competition, are written by resident experts—like Celia Pedroso and Paul Ames, the authors of Frommer’s Portugal. Both are Portugal-based and highly respected travel journalists. In this proudly opinionated book, they will help you sort through all the options, so you can tailor a vacation that’s right for you. Inside this book you’ll find: • Insider advice on avoiding crowds as you explore some of Portugal's greatest gems, from Lisbon's Alfama to the beaches of the Algarve, and from the Pal�cio Nacional de Sintra to the Quinta Palmeira Gardens in Madeira—plus tips for navigating the country's lovely but less-traveled corners, like Tr�s-os-Mantes and the Minho • Where to discover the absolute best seafood in Lisbon, the tastiest fruit in Sintra and Alcoba�a, and the finest wines that Portugal has to offer • Insightful commentary on Portugal's dazzling array of architectural masterpieces, from the Gothic Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vit�ria in Alcoba�a to the Baroque Pal�cio Nacional de Queluz. • Opinionated reviews—no bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our experts are passionate about their country, and they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way. • Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity, so there’s never any guessing or nasty surprises • Lodging, restaurant, and shopping recommendations in all ranges from luxe to moderately priced choices for real people • User-friendly features including star ratings, detailed maps, and a pullout map of the country
Author: Elizabeth Heath
Publisher: Day by Day
Release Date: 2017-06-13
Map your own adventure.Rome Day by Day is the perfect guide for travelers determined to know the top places to visit and the best way to see 'Roma'. It's written by noted travel journalist and long-time Italy resident Elizabeth Heath. She knows the city as only a local can.Packed with color photos, this bestselling guide outlines dozens of itineraries that show you how to see the best of the city in a short time, with bulleted maps leading the way from sight to sight. Featuring a full range of thematic and neighborhood tours, plus dining, lodging, shopping, nightlife, and practical visitor info, Rome Day by Day is the only guide that helps travelers organize their time to get the most out of a trip. Inside this book you'll find:- Full-color images throughout, with hundreds of photos and dozens of maps- Sample one- to three-day itineraries and neighborhood walks, including Ancient Rome, Vatican City, Piazza Navona & the Pantheon, the Underground City, Rome's Best Churches, and more- Star ratings for all hotels, restaurants, and attractions to clue you in on great finds and values- Info for planning romantic holidays in the city, as well as how to see important sights that are doable on a day trip, from Pompeii to the legendary seaport of Ostia Antica- Tear-resistant foldout map in a handy, reclosable plastic wallet- Foldout front cover with at-a-glance maps and quick-reference details
Author: Teofilo F. Ruiz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2017-09-12
From the Straits of Gibraltar to Sicily, the European northern Mediterranean nations to the shores of North Africa, the western Mediterranean is a unique cultural and sociopolitical entity which has had a singular role in shaping today’s global society. The Western Mediterranean and the World is the fascinating story of the rise of that peculiar world and of its evolution from the end of the Western Roman Empire to the present. Uniquely, rather than present the history of the region as a strict chronological progression, the author takes a thematic approach, telling his story through a series of vignettes, case studies, and original accounts so as to provide a more immediate sense of what life in and around the Mediterranean was like from the end of the Roman Empire in the West to the present immigration crisis now unfolding in Mediterranean waters. Emphasizing the development of religion and language and the enduring synergies and struggles between Christian, Jews, and Muslims on both shores of the western sea, Dr. Ruiz connects the region to the larger world and locates the development of Mediterranean societies within a global context. Describes the move from religious and linguistic unity under Roman rule to the fragmented cultural landscape of today Explores the relationship of language, culture, and geography, focusing on the role of language formation and linguistic identity in the emergence of national communities Traces the movements of peoples across regions and their encounters with new geographical, cultural, and political realities Addresses the emergence of various political identities and how they developed into set patterns of political organization Emphasizes the theme of encounters as seen from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish perspectives While it is sure to become a definitive text for university courses on Mediterranean history, The Western Mediterranean and the World will also have great appeal among scholars of the Mediterranean as well as general readers of history.
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.
The MEGA-GUIDE to 1,355 COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES! No one knows colleges better than The Princeton Review! Inside The Complete Book of Colleges, 2018 Edition, you'll find meticulously researched information that will help you narrow the search for the best college for you! Each of the 1,355 user-friendly profiles answers your questions, including: * How much are tuition and other student fees and costs? * What types of financial aid are available, and when are the applications due? * What do admissions officers most look for in test scores and recommendations? * Which majors are the most popular and have the highest enrollment? * What is the housing like, and how accessible is technology on campus? * What are the key campus organizations, athletics, and student activities? * How selective is the school? * Plus! Indexes based on cost, selectivity, and size that will help you narrow your search Get a leg up on your college search with this easy-to-use, comprehensive, and savvy guidebook from the experts at The Princeton Review.
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when planning a Grand Tour of Europe. In this guide, Rick covers the best of Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland. You’ll find a healthy mix of big cities, small towns, and exciting regions, including: London, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Prague, and BarcelonaRothenberg, Siena, Toledo, Hallstatt, and GimmelwaldProvence, the French Riviera, the Romantic Road, the Berner Oberland, and the Cinque Terre Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You’ll learn how to find the right bus in Rome, an inexpensive crêpe in Paris, and which museums and sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.