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Italy

byInsight Guides

Paperback | July 1, 2014

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Few countries have so much to offer visitors as Italy: art and architecture from Roman times to the Renaissance, superb food and wine, high-end fashion and design, majestic landscapes and a warm climate.
The new edition ofInsight Guide Italyis a comprehensive, full-color travel guide packed with inspiration and information for you to plan a memorable trip to Italy. Whether you wish to travel back in time to Pompeii, eat truffles in Alba, spot celebrities on Lake Como, relive the Renaissance in Florence, glide in a gondola in Venice, or stroll through hilltop villages, we’ll show you how and where with our Best of Italy, lively features on history and culture, and our detailed coverage of the entire country and its sun-drenched islands.
Detailed, full-color maps help you get around, and our beautiful photographs on every page vividly capture Italy’s people and landscape.
Insight Guides wherever possible uses local experts who provide insider know-how and share their love and knowledge of the destination.
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Title:ItalyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:July 1, 2014Publisher:APA Publications UK, LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1780051697

ISBN - 13:9781780051697

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
The Best of Italy
The Eternal Seductress
Wild Places

HISTORY
Decisive Dates
Beginnings
Rome Rules the World
The Middle Ages
The Renaissance
Renaissance Art
Birth of a Nation
The Making of Modern Italy

FEATURES
The Contemporary Scene
The Italians
The Italian Look
Italian Cuisine
Wine in Italy
Italian Cinema
Music and Opera
Life in the Empire
The Mafia
Heritage Industry
Football Fever
Italian Design
Sounds of Success
Subjects of the Holy See
Cruising the Brenta Canal
Planet Fashion
Florentine Firsts
L’Aquila Earthquake
Design Classics
The Colosseum
Carnival in Venice
Rolling Hills and Cypress Trees
Italy’s Volcanoes

PLACES
Introduction
Rome
The Vatican and Trastevere
Rome’s Environs

The North
Venice
The Veneto
Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Trentino-Alto Adige
Milan
Lombardy
The Lakes
Piedmont, Valle d’Aosta and Liguria

Central Italy
Emilia=Romagna
Florence
Tuscany
Umbria and the Marches
Abruzzo and Molise

The South
Naples
The Campania Coast
Puglia
Calabria
Basilicata
Sicily
Sardinia

TRAVEL TIPS
Transport
Accommodation
Eating Out
Activities
A to Z of Practical Information
Language
Further Reading