Backroads Italy, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0756671760
  • ISBN-13: 9780756671761
  • DDC: 914.504
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 264 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released January 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Back Roads of Italy opens with a brief portrait of the country and then moves on to provide all the practical information required to plan a driving vacation: how to get there, bringing your own vehicle and options for renting, and detailed driving advice. The main section divides into numbered drives, following a logical progression around each country. Each drive features highlights and itinerary spreads for an overview and planning, followed by extensive descriptions of each sight and activity with clear driving instructions between. A language section at the back of the guide lists essential words and phrases, with a particular emphasis on road signs and road-related vocabulary.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About this Book.
1: Introducing Italy.
2: Getting to Italy.
3: Practical Information.
4: Driving in Italy.
5: Where to Stay.
6: Where to Eat.
7: The Drives.
8: Drive 1: In the Shadow of the Alps: Asti to Castello di Rivoli.
9: Drive 2: The Northern Lakes: Stresa to Alagna Valsesia.
10: Drive 3: Across the Roof of Italy: Bormio to Rovereto.
11: Drive 4: The Veneto: Bassano del Grappa to Venice.
12: Drive 5: Mountains and Lakes: Laghi di Fusine to Trieste.
13: Drive 6: The Italian Riviera: Dolceacqua to Cervo.
14: Drive 7: The Cinque Terre: Varese Ligure to Montemarcello.
15: Drive 8: Remote Hills of North Tuscany: Lucca to Forte dei Marmi.
16: Drive 9: Chianti Vineyards: Siena to San Casciano.
17: Drive 10: On the Piero Trail: Arezzo to Urbino.
18: Drive 11: Tuscan Vistas: Buonconvento to La Foce.
19: Drive 12: Etruscan Journey: Orvieto to Isola del Giglio.
20: Drive 13: Gourmet Umbria: Spoleto to Preci.
21: Drive 14: In the Heart of Umbria: Lago Trasimeno to Trevi.
22: Drive 15: Castelli Romani: Frascati to Rocca Priora.
23: Drive 16: Abruzzo: Mountains and Sea: Gran Sasso to Termoli.
24: Drive 17: Neapolitan Riviera: Naples to Grotte dell’Angelo.
25: Drive 18: The Heel of Italy: Alberobello to Gallipoli.
26: Drive 19: The Gargano Promontory: Castel del Monte to Lésina.
27: Drive 20: Echoes of Greece: Vibo Valentia to Reggio di Calabria.
28: Drive 21: Sicily’s Volcanoes: Taormina to the Aeolian Islands.
29: Drive 22: Sicilian Baroque: Noto to Necropoli di Pantalica.
30: Drive 23: Sardinia: Capital to Coast: Cagliari to Cala Gonone.
31: Drive 24: Sardinia’s Coral and Emerald Coasts: Bosa to Olbia.
General Index.
Phrase Book.
Driver’s Phrase Book.