The Rough Guide to Italy

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Practical travel guide to Italy with a free eBook featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in Italy, how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in Italy, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip. The Rough Guide to Italy covers: Rome and Lazio, Piemonte and Valle D'Aosta, Liguria, Lombardy and the Lakes, Trentino Alto Adige, Venice and the Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria, Le Marche, Abruzzo and Molise, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata and Calabria, Sicily, and Sardinia. Inside this travel guide you'll find: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EVERY TYPE OF TRAVELER. Experiences selected for every kind of trip to Italy, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Sicily to family activities in child-friendly places, like Tuscany or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Rome. PRACTICAL TRAVEL TIPS. Essential pre-departure information including Italy entry requirements, getting around, health information, traveling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more. TIME-SAVING ITINERARIES. Carefully planned routes covering the best of Italy give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip. DETAILED REGIONAL COVERAGE. Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options. INSIGHTS INTO GETTING AROUND LIKE A LOCAL. Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for sightseeing, wine tasting and eating out. HIGHLIGHTS OF THINGS NOT TO MISS. Rough Guides' rundown of Rome, Liguria, Trentino and Venice's best sights and top experiences help to make the most of each trip to Italy, even in a short time. HONEST AND INDEPENDENT REVIEWS: Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in Italy, matching different needs. BACKGROUND INFORMATION. Comprehensive Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Italy, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary. FABULOUS FULL COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY. Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Cinque Terre and the spectacular Colosseum. COLOUR-CODED MAPPING. Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Emilia Romagna, Umbria, and many more locations in Italy, reduce need to go online. USER-FRIENDLY LAYOUT With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time. Free eBook download with every purchase of a printed book allows you to access all of the content from your phone or tablet, for on-the-road exploration.