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Title:
Italy
ISBN:
9788854415836
Edition:
6th ed.
Physical Description:
398 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 20 cm. + 1 fold-out map.
General Note:
Includes index.
Contents:
Traveling with eyes open -- Charting your trip -- History & culture -- Rome -- Northwest Italy -- Lombardy & the Lakes -- Venice -- Northeast Italy -- Emilia-Romagna & the Marche -- Florence -- Tuscany -- Umbria -- The South -- Sicily & Sardinia -- Travelwise.
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Italy offers a perfect combination of art, culture, monuments, food, fashion, shopping and fun. The natural landscapes are unique in their variety and completely harmonized with human activity. This book takes its readers on a journey through the peninsula, in the company of one of the best-known Italian tourist guides. There are practical tips on organizing a tour, descriptions of the history and the culture of Italy, its art and artisan movements, and of course, the cuisine. The chapters of the guide will provide the traveler with a well-structured, untrammeled guide to the beauties of Italy, starting with the legendary capital Rome, and followed by the regional attractions. Come with us as we visit Lombardy and its lakes, view the splendors of Venice, and travel from Emilia Romagna to the "regions of the monasteries" in the Apennines and on to the gems of southern Italy--the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. Every aspect of Italian life is dealt with in the numerous information boxes that describe a wide range of activities for tourists seeking unforgettable experiences. Follow in the steps of the Grand Tour; take part in the Palio di Siena, explore the trulli in Puglia; walk through medieval Rome; enjoy a truffle tasting; explore the Chianti vineyards by car.
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Italy offers a perfect combination of art, culture, monuments, food, fashion, shopping and fun. The natural landscapes are unique in their variety and completely harmonized with human activity. This book takes its readers on a journey through the peninsula, in the company of one of the best-known Italian tourist guides. There are practical tips on organizing a tour, descriptions of the history and the culture of Italy, its art and artisan movements, and of course, the cuisine. The chapters of the guide will provide the traveler with a well-structured, untrammeled guide to the beauties of Italy, starting with the legendary capital Rome, and followed by the regional attractions. Come with us as we visit Lombardy and its lakes, view the splendors of Venice, and travel from Emilia Romagna to the "regions of the monasteries" in the Apennines and on to the gems of southern Italy-the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. Every aspect of Italian life is dealt with in the numerous information boxes that describe a wide range of activities for tourists seeking unforgettable experiences. Follow in the steps of the Grand Tour; take part in the Palio di Siena, explore the trulli in Puglia; walk through medieval Rome; enjoy a truffle tasting; explore the Chianti vineyards by car...


Author Notes

TIM JEPSON is a passionate and lifelong devotee of Italy. Since graduating from Oxford, he has spent long periods of time living and traveling in the country, including a year in a remote Umbrian village. Over the years, he has written some fifteen books on the country, as well as numerous articles for the Daily Telegraph, Vogue, Conde Nast Traveller, and other publications. Now based in London, Jepson continues to visit Italy regularly, and, as a keen hiker and outdoor enthusiast, he takes a particular interest in the country's mountain and wilderness areas. He also revels in Italy's more sedentary pleasures-the food, wine, art and culture-and hopes one day to indulge them all from a small Venetian apartment of his own.

MATT PROPERT is a freelance photographer and photo editor based in Santa Cruz, California. His photography has been shown in one-person exhibitions and published nationally and internationally. He has photo-edited more than 30 books for the National Geographic Society on topics ranging from Mount Everest to the history of Christianity.