Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor's ebook travel guide to Essential Italy (including Rome, Florence, Venice, and highlights in between). Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date travel insights you expect in a Fodor's guide, including Fodor's Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and suggested itineraries. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you're reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor's makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It's hard not to fall in love with Italy as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus, get an overview of Italian geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. Bonus Reading for the Love of Italy: In addition to the quintessential travel tips you expect in a Fodor's guide, we've included four excerpts from exceptional books about Italy. Immerse yourself in Italy with cultural insights from these top-selling authors: Frances Mayes (EVERY DAY IN TUSCANY) Beppe Severgnini (LA BELLA FIGURA) Joseph Bastianich and David Lynch (VINO ITALIANO William Murray (CITY OF THE SOUL) What's Covered? Get to Know Essential Italy: Rome, Italy's capital, is one of the great cities of Europe. It's a large, contemporary metropolis, yet there's no other place on earth where you'll encounter such powerful evocations of a long and spectacular past, from the Colosseum to the dome of St. Peter's. Umbria, north of Rome, is a region of rolling hills topped by attractive old towns, including Orvieto, Spoleto, Perugia, and Assisi, each with its own rich history and art treasures. Tuscany is home to Florence, which was at the center of the Renaissance and offers a mind-boggling abundance of art treasures. Other Tuscan cities include Siena, once Florence's main rival; San Gimignano, famous for its 15th-century tower; and Voltera, which dates to the Etruscan times. Between Florence and Venice is Emilia-Romagna, home to many of Italy's signature foods. Bologna is a significant cultural center, and the mosaics of Ravenna are glittering Byzantine treasures. Next door in the Veneto is Venice, one of the world's most novel cities, with canals where streets should be and an atmosphere of faded splendor that defines the word decadent . The plains west of Venice hold three of northern Italy's most appealing midsize cities: Padua, Vicenza, and Verona. Note: This ebook edition is adapted from Fodor's Essential Italy, 3rd Edition but differs in some content. Additionally, the ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.
New York : Fodor's, 2011.
1 online resource (648 p.) :,col. ill., col. maps.