Books about Italy

Rick Steves Italy 2017
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Rick Steves Italy 2017

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.

Fodor's Italy 2016 (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Fodor’s Italy 2016 (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of Italy, including Rome’s art and architecture, Tuscany’s glorious hill towns, and the Amalfi Coast’s spectacular views. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth.
MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from Venice to Positano
PERFECT HOTELS for every budget
BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes
GORGEOUS FEATURES on Italian art, food, and wine
VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save
INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts
COLOR PHOTOS AND MAPS to inspire and guide your trip

Lonely Planet Italy (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet Italy (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Italy is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Listen to your gondolier sing sweetly while gliding past centuries-old Venetian palaces, sample olives and wines as you traverse the storybook hills of Tuscany, or lose yourself amid thousands of years of Roman history and art; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Italy and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Italy Travel Guide:

Full-colour maps and images throughout
Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
Essential info at your fingertips – including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
Honest reviews for all budgets – including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience – including history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, cuisine, wine, customs, and more
Free, convenient pull-out Rome map (included in print version), plus over 135 colour maps
Useful features – including Eat & Drink Like a Local, Outdoor Experiences, and Month by Month (annual festival calendar)
Coverage of Rome, Turin, Piedmont, the Italian Riviera, Milan, the Lakes, Dolomites, Venice, Emilia-Romagna, Florence, Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo, Naples, Campania, Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia, and more

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Italy
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Italy

Experience the best of Italy with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Italy. This newly updated travel guide for Italy will lead you straight to the best attractions this country has to offer, from touching the stones of the Colosseum in Rome to gazing up at Michelangelo’s David in Florence to slurping gelato along the canals of Venice.

Extensive itinerary recommendations help plan trips to Italy by length of stay and by interest, whether you have just one day to spend in Rome or a week in the countryside, or are looking for a gourmet tour.
Neighborhood walking maps show you the sights at a glance and help you make the most of your visit.
Hotel and restaurant listings include DK Choice special recommendations.

Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Italy, you’ll find DK’s famous cutaway illustrations of major architectural and historic sights, museum floor plans, and 3-D aerial views of key districts to explore on foot, along with in-depth coverage of the country’s history and culture. Maps are marked with sights from the guidebook and include street finder guides for Florence, Rome, and Venice.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Italy truly shows you this country as no one else can.

Frommer's Italy 2017 (Complete Guide)
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Frommer’s Italy 2017 (Complete Guide)

Written by outspoken, authoritative experts, Frommer’s Italy 2015 shows travelers how to experience the country the way the locals do. This classic Frommers series includes exact prices; candid reviews of the best restaurants, attractions and hotels in every price range (from hostels to guest-accepting palazzos); and dozens of detailed maps. We also include advice the tourist board wouldn’t approve of: which sites to skip, how to avoid the crowds, and how to stretch your travel budget further, whether you’re on a lavish honeymoon or backpacking through The Boot. To La Dolce Vita!