The Rough Guide to Italy

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Penguin, Mar 1, 2011 - Travel - 1040 pages
The Rough Guide to Italy will help you explore every corner of the country that has more UNESCO listed sites than anywhere else in the world, ranging from intriguing sights such as the cave city of Matera and the Baroque towns of the Val di Noto in the deep south, to the iconic must-sees of Rome, Florence and Venice. This is the ultimate travelling companion to this fascinating country, with clear maps and honest, informed coverage of everything from boutique b&bs to hotels in historic palazzi, from authentic trattorias to unmissable gelaterias. Rough Guide authors dig deep behind the scenes of ancient and contemporary Italy, bringing its sights to life, and equipping you with everything you need to plan your holiday, whether you're into watersports or wine, football or food, Romans or Renaissance, beaches or Baroque. Stunning photographs highlight the very best the country has to offer, while detailed practical advice will help you get around Italy with the ease of an Italian, whether you choose to drive, or to travel by bus, boat or train.
 

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Contents

Introduction to Italy
Where to go
When to go
31 things not to miss
Basics
Getting there
Getting around
Accommodation
Le Marche
Rome and Lazio Part 1
Rome and Lazio Part 2
Abruzzo and Molise
Campania
Puglia
Basilicata and Calabria
Sicily Part 1

Food and drink
The media
Festivals
Sports and outdoor pursuits
Shopping
Work and study in Italy
Travel essentials
Explore Italy
Piemonte and Valle dAosta
Liguria
Lombardy and the Lakes Part 1
Lombardy and the Lakes Part 2
TrentinoAlto Adige
Venice and the Veneto Part 1
Venice and the Veneto Part 2
FriuliVenezia Giulia
EmiliaRomagna
Tuscany Part 1
Tuscany Part 2
Tuscany Part 3
Umbria
Sicily Part 2
Sardinia
Contexts
History
Italian art
Italian architecture
An AZ of Italian film
Books
Language
Italian
More on Italy
Italian food and wine
Italian football
Small print and Index
A Rough Guide to Rough Guides
Help us update
Acknowledgements
Readers letters
Publishing information
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information