eBook Eyewitness Travel Family Guide: Italy, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0756693225
  • ISBN-13: 9780756693220
  • DDC: 914.504
  • 424 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy offers you the best things to see and do on a family vacation in Italy--from visiting magnificent sights such as the Colosseum in Rome and Basilica di San Marco in Venice to exploring the treasures housed in the Uffizi in Florence and the Duomo in Milan--and brings those places alive for children with fun facts, quizzes, and cartoons. The major sights are treated as "hub" destinations and are followed by places of interest near the "hub," ideal for planning your day ahead. These spreads offer a pragmatic as well as enjoyable itinerary, giving children a real insight into the destination, but balanced with opportunities to let off steam at a nearby park or playground. All the practical information you need appears alongside the sight, including transportation information, budget tips, age range suitability, and where to eat. Each spread is bursting with insider knowledge and loaded with ideas for activities that will engage children, from pony-trekking in Gran Sasso National Park in Abruzzo to spending the night next to the shark tank at Genova's Aquarium in Liguria. Meanwhile, the most family-friendly, best-value accommodation options have been chosen with family budgets and needs in mind. Full-color throughout, with detailed maps of the main sightseeing areas for easy navigation and all the practical information you need for a fun, stress-free family vacation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
How to Use this Guide.
1: Introducing Italy.
The Best of Italy.
2: Italy through the Year.
3: Getting to Italy.
4: Getting Around Italy.
5: Practical Information.
6: Where to Stay.
7: Where to Eat.
8: Shopping.
9: Entertainment and Activities.
10: A Brief History of Italy.
11: Exploring Italy.
12: Venice and Northeast Italy.
The Best of Venice and Northeast Italy.
13: Venice.
14: The Grand Canal.
15: San Marco and Rialto.
16: Campo Santa Margherita and Around.
17: Arsenale and the Lagoon Islands.
18: Where to Stay in Venice.
19: Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
20: Where to Stay in the Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
21: Trentino-Alto Adige.
22: Where to Stay in Trentino-Alto Adige.
23: Milan and Northwest Italy.
The Best of Milan and Northwest Italy.
24: Lombardy.
25: Where to Stay in Lombardy.
26: Valle d’Aosta and Piemonte.
27: Where to Stay in Valle d’Aosta & Piemonte.
28: Liguria.
29: Where to Stay in Liguria.
30: Florence and Central Italy.
The Best of Florence and Central Italy.
31: Florence.
32: Florence as an Art City.
33: Duomo, Baptistry and Around.
34: The Uffizi and Around.
35: Boboli Gardens and Around.
36: Where to Stay in Florence.
37: Tuscany.
38: Where to Stay in Tuscany.
39: Emilia-Romagna.
40: Where to Stay in Emilia-Romagna.
41: Umbria and Le Marche.
42: Where to Stay in Umbria and Le Marche.
43: Rome and Lazio.
The Best of Rome and Lazio.
44: Rome.
45: Rome’s Churches and Fountains.
46: Colosseum and Around.
47: Piazza Navona and Around.
48: Campo de’ Fiori and Around.
49: Villa Borghese and Tridente.
50: The Vatican and Trastevere.
51: Day Trips from Rome.
52: Where to Stay in Rome.
53: Lazio.
54: Where to Stay in Lazio.
55: The South and the Islands.
The Best of the South and the Islands.
56: Campania.
57: Where to Stay in Campania.
58: Puglia and the South.
59: Where to Stay in Puglia and the South.
60: Sicily.
61: Where to Stay in Sicily.
62: Sardinia.
63: Where to Stay in Sardinia.
Area Maps Italy.
Italy Maps.
Rome City Maps.
Selected Italy Town Index.
Rome Street Index.
Phrase Book.