eBook DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Italy, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0756691168
  • ISBN-13: 9780756691165
  • DDC: 914.504
  • 720 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

DK Eyewitness Italy Travel Guide will lead you straight to the best attractions Italy's kaleidoscope of regions have on offer. Packed with photographs and illustrations, the guide explores every facet that makes the country irresistible; from the Alps in the far north to the sun-blessed Mediterranean shores of the south. The guide provides all the insider tips every visitor needs from soaking up the romance of Verona, basking in the warm evening sun in Tuscany, or gaping at the ancient ruins lining the streets of Rome as well as comprehensive listings of the best hotels, villas, resorts, restaurants, and nightlife in each region for all budgets. You'll find 3D cutaways and floorplans of all the must-see sites of the major cities and towns. DK Eyewitness Italy explores the history, classical origins, architecture and art of this stylish and charismatic country - and still finds room to recommend a wine to go with the risi e bisi or the maccheroni con le sarde. With up-to-date information on getting around by train, boat, car, walking in cities and all the sights, beaches, and resorts listed town by town, DK Eyewitness Italy is indispensable. Don't miss a thing on your holiday with DK Eyewitness Italy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
How to Use this Guide.
1: Introducing Italy.
2: Discovering Italy.
3: Putting Italy on the Map.
4: Northern Italy.
5: Southern Italy.
6: A Portrait of Italy.
7: Medieval and Early Renaissance Art.
8: High Renaissance Art.
9: Italian Architecture.
10: Saints and Symbols in Italian Art.
11: Writers, Poets, and Dramatists.
12: Music and Opera in Italy.
13: Italian Design.
14: Scientists, Inventors, and Explorers.
15: The History of Italy.
16: The Age of the Etruscans.
17: From Republic to Empire.
18: The Golden Age of Rome.
19: The Splitting of the Empire.
20: The Rise of Venice.
21: The Late Middle Ages.
22: The Renaissance.
23: The Counter-Reformation.
24: The Grand Tour.
25: The Risorgimento.
26: Modern Italy.
27: Italy through the Year.
28: The Sporting Year.
29: The Climate of Italy.
30: Northeast Italy.
31: Northeast Italy at a Glance.
32: The Flavors of Northeast Italy.
33: Understanding Architecture in Venice and the Veneto.
34: The Dolomites.
35: Venice.
36: Exploring Venice.
37: Shopping in Venice.
38: Venice Street Finder.
39: Venice Vaporetto Routes.
40: The Veneto and Friuli.
41: Exploring the Veneto and Friuli.
42: Trentino-Alto Adige.
43: Exploring Trentino-Alto Adige.
44: Northwest Italy.
45: Northwest Italy at a Glance.
46: The Flavors of Northwest Italy.
47: The Wines of Northwest Italy.
48: Understanding Architecture in Northwest Italy.
49: Lombardy.
50: Exploring Lombardy.
51: Valle d’Aosta and Piedmont.
52: Exploring Valle d’Aosta and Piedmont.
53: Liguria.
54: Exploring Liguria.
55: Central Italy.
56: Central Italy at a Glance.
57: The Flavors of Central Italy.
58: The Wines of Central Italy.
59: Understanding Architecture in Central Italy.
60: Emilia-Romagna.
61: Exploring Emilia-Romagna.
62: Florence.
63: Exploring Florence.
64: Shopping in Florence.
65: Florence Street Finder.
66: Tuscany.
67: Exploring Tuscany.
68: Umbria.
69: Exploring Umbria.
70: Le Marche.
71: Exploring Le Marche.
72: Rome and Lazio.
73: Rome and Lazio at a Glance.
74: The Flavors of Rome and Lazio.
75: Understanding Architecture in Rome and Lazio.
76: The Ancient Center.
77: Around Piazza Navona.
78: Northeast Rome.
79: The Vatican and Trastevere.
80: Aventine and Lateran.
81: Farther Afield.
82: Shopping in Rome.
83: Entertainment in Rome.
84: Rome Street Finder.
85: Rome Bus Routes.
86: Lazio.
87: Exploring Lazio.
88: Southern Italy.
89: Southern Italy at a Glance.
90: The Flavors of Southern Italy.
91: Understanding the Architecture of Southern Italy.
92: The Ancient Greeks in Southern Italy.
93: Naples and Campania.
94: Exploring Naples and Campania.
95: Abruzzo, Molise, and Puglia.
96: Exploring Abruzzo, Molise, and Puglia.
97: Basilicata and Calabria.
98: Exploring Basilicata and Calabria.
99: Sicily.
100: Exploring Sicily.
101: Sardinia.
102: Exploring Sardinia.
103: Travelers’ Needs.
104: Where to Stay.
105: Choosing a Hotel.
106: Where to Eat.
107: Choosing a Restaurant.
108: Shopping in Italy.
109: Entertainment in Italy.
110: Specialty Vacations and Outdoor Activities.
111: Survival Guide.
112: Practical Information.
113: Personal Security and Health.
114: Banking and Local Currency.
115: Communications and Media.
116: Travel Information.
117: Arriving by Air.
118: Arriving by Sea, Rail, and Road.
119: Traveling Around by Ferry.
120: Traveling Around by Train.
121: Traveling Around by Car.
122: Traveling within Cities.
123: Traveling Around Venice.
General Index.
Acknowledgments.
Phrase Book.