Rick Steves' Italy 2012

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Avalon Travel, 2011 - Travel - 1069 pages
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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 picknic 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.

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Review: Rick Steves' Italy 2007

User Review  - Jenny - Goodreads

I think I had the 2009 version, but oh well. If you ever travel, look up Rick's books first. His restaurant reviews never steered us wrong. His advice on attractions was wonderful. I also loved the walking tours. Take them- you won't be sorry! Read full review

Review: Rick Steves' Italy 2013

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

Great book that pays for itself! I got 10% off on my hotel for just being a Rick Steves reader! Great advice, great information, and so helpful. Italy is a chaotic country and Rick Steves helped to make it more manageable. I highly, HIGHLY recommend this book!!! Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Rick Steves is on a mission: to help make European travel accessible and meaningful for Americans. Rick has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. He's researched and written 24 travel guidebooks and hosts the public television series "Rick Steves' Europe," now in its seventh season. He also organizes and leads tours of Europe and offers an information-packed website (www.ricksteves.com). Rick lives in Edmonds, WA, just north of Seattle, with his family.

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