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Frommer's Italy 2013

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Frommer's Italy 2013

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  • Insider advice on avoiding the crowds as you explore some of Italy's greatest gems, from the Uffizi in Florence to the Vatican Museum in Rome, and from the ruins at Pompeii to Venice's St. Mark's basilica. Plus tips for navigating the country's lovely but less-traveled corners, like the Marches, the Dolomites, and even Sardinia.
  • Where to find the absolute best seafood in Venice, the loveliest vineyards in Tuscany, the tastiest pizza in Naples, and, of course, the finest gelato that Italy has to offer.
  • Insightful commentary on Italy's dazzling array of art and architectural masterpieces, from Michelangelo's statue of David to the glories of St. Peter's in Rome.
  • Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.
  • Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
  • User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.

Full-color throughout

Free full-color, foldout map

Completely updated every year

  • Insider advice on avoiding the crowds as you explore some of Italy's greatest gems, from the Uffizi in Florence to the Vatican Museum in Rome, and from the ruins at Pompeii to Venice's St. Mark's basilica. Plus tips for navigating the country's lovely but less-traveled corners, like the Marches, the Dolomites, and even Sardinia.
  • Where to find the absolute best seafood in Venice, the loveliest vineyards in Tuscany, the tastiest pizza in Naples, and, of course, the finest gelato that Italy has to offer.
  • Insightful commentary on Italy's dazzling array of art and architectural masterpieces, from Michelangelo's statue of David to the glories of St. Peter's in Rome.
  • Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.
  • Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
  • User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.
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Table of Contents-
  • List of Maps viii

    1 THE BEST OF ITALY 1

    The Most Unforgettable Italy Experiences 2

    The Best City Experiences 3

    The Best Food & Drink Experiences 5

    The Best Ways to See Italy Like a Local 6

    The Best Family Experiences 7

    The Best Museums 8

    The Best Historic Experiences 9

    The Best Charming Small-Town Experiences 11

    The Best Free Experiences 12

    The Best Gifts to Take Home 14

    2 ITALY IN DEPTH 16

    Italy Today 17

    CUISINE AROUND THE COUNTRY 20

    The Making of Italy 22

    When to Go 44

    ITALY CALENDAR OF EVENTS 45

    Responsible Travel in Italy 48

    ALL ABOUT VINO 51

    3 SUGGESTED ITALY ITINERARIES 53

    The Regions in Brief 54

    Italy Highlights 61

    Italy for Families 64

    An Art Lover's Week in Tuscany Beyond Florence 68

    A Whistle-Stop Week in Italy for Food & Wine Lovers 71

    Small Cities of the Italian North in 6 Days 73

    4 ROME 76

    The Best Rome Travel Experiences 77

    Essentials 78

    FAST FACTS: ROME 87

    Exploring Rome 89

    THE ETERNAL DRINKING WATER CITY 92

    PAPAL AUDIENCES 99

    Where to Eat 126

    Shopping 145

    Entertainment & Nightlife 151

    Where to Stay 159

    Side Trips from Rome: Tivoli, Ostia Antica & More 181

    5 FLORENCE 189

    The Best Travel Experiences in Florence 191

    Essentials 192

    FAST FACTS: FLORENCE 198

    Exploring Florence 199

    DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR THE CITY 202

    ONE MAN & HIS DOME 205

    PIAZZA DELLA SIGNORIA 206

    Where to Eat 226

    FAMILY-FRIENDLY EATING 231

    A BIG STEP UP FROM ICE CREAM: FLORENTINE GELATO 234

    Shopping 239

    Entertainment & Nightlife 244

    CAFE CULTURE 246

    Where to Stay 248

    A Side Trip to Fiesole 262

    6 TUSCANY, UMBRIA & THE MARCHES 265

    The Best Travel Experiences in Tuscany, Umbria & the Marches 266

    The Chianti 267

    DINING WITH DARIO 278

    TUSCAN TOURS: BIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING & MORE 280

    Siena 281

    San Gimignano 295

    Volterra 300

    IN SEARCH OF CRAFTSMANSHIP 301

    Lucca 306

    CIRCUMNAVIGATING LUCCA'S WALLS 310

    Pisa 313

    THE BEST OF THE REST OF PISA 319

    Arezzo 321

    Montepulciano 325

    UNDERGROUND TUNNELS & NOBLE WINE 327

    Perugia 329

    THE CITY OF CIOCCOLATO 332

    PERUGIA'S "MEDIEVAL POMPEII" 335

    Assisi 337

    Gubbio 344

    Spoleto 349

    Orvieto 355

    ORVIETO'S LIQUID GOLD 358

    Le Marche 360

    7 BOLOGNA & EMILIA-ROMAGNA 373

    The Best Travel Experiences in Bologna & Emilia-Romagna 374

    Bologna 374

    FACTORY OF THE ARTS 380

    THE WORLD'S GREATEST CHINA SHOP 392

    Ferrara 393

    Ravenna 400

    Modena 408

    THE LAND OF MOTORS 412

    Parma 415

    SAN MARINO: THE WORLD'S SMALLEST REPUBLIC 422

    8 VENICE 424

    The Best Travel Experiences in Venice 426

    Essentials 427

    VENICE BY THE NUMBERS 430

    CRUISING THE CANALS 435

    VENETIAN DIALECT 436

    FAST FACTS: VENICE 437

    Exploring Venice 439

    VENICE DISCOUNTS 442

    AN INSIDER'S LOOK AT THE PALAZZO DUCALE 449

    THE ART OF THE GONDOLA 453

    Exploring Venice's Islands 461

    CARNEVALE A VENEZIA 464

    Where to Eat 467

    FISHY BUSINESS 470

    FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS 473

    Shopping 479

    Entertainment & Nightlife 483

    Where to Stay 486

    9 THE VENETO & THE DOLOMITES 502

    The Best Veneto & the Dolomites Travel Experiences 503

    The Riviera del Brenta 504

    Padua 508

    Palladio's Vicenza 516

    STROLL THROUGH PALLADIO'S WORKS 518

    Verona 520

    ART THOU, TRULY, ROMEO? 522

    Treviso 532

    THE WINE ROADS FROM TREVISO 534

    Bassano del Grappa 536

    ITALIAN FIREWATER: GRAPPA 537

    Trieste 539

    Cortina d'Ampezzo: Gateway to the Dolomites 546

    Trent 552

    10 MILAN, LOMBARDY & THE LAKES 557

    The Best Milan, Lombardy & the Lakes Experiences 558

    Milan (Milano) 560

    FESTIVALS & MARKETS IN MILAN 561

    FAST FACTS: MILAN 567

    A TASTE OF BITTER LOVE 577

    MILAN IN STYLE...

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