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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a must for traveling in Italy

User Review  - clp01 - Overstock.com

My husband and I used this book during our spring trip to Italy. It was extremely helpful. If youre going to spend all that money traveling to Europe why not be prepared Read full review

Rick Steves Italy 2011

User Review  - mlginseb - Overstock.com

Looks as good as the Italy 2008 book that I borrowed plus has great pullout map! Cant wait to read the whole book to see new tips & see if any 2008 recommendations have changed. A great resource for towns to visit both on & off the beaten path. 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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