Backroads Northern & Central Italy, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0756693209
  • ISBN-13: 9780756693206
  • DDC: 914.504
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 264 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Scenic routes, charming hotels, authentic regional cuisine... Take a journey through the back roads of northern and central Italy to discover the area's real soul and charm. DK Eyewitness Back Roads Northern and Central Italy driving vacation guide will take you via scenic routes to discover charming Italian villages, local restaurants, and intimate places to stay. Unearth the real soul of northern and central Italy relying on all the practical information you could need, from road conditions and length of drive to parking information and opening hours. Twenty-five themed drives, each lasting one to five days, reveal breathtaking views, hidden gems, and authentic local experiences that can only be discovered by road. Each tour is bursting with insider knowledge and loaded with ideas for varied activities, from short walks and longer hikes to days on the beach or at a spa, to wine tours, cycling trips, watersports, and swimming in secluded Italian lakes. Meanwhile, the most friendly, best-value hotels and guesthouses and charming restaurants specializing in regional produce have been selected by expert authors. Full-color throughout, with a pull-out map of the entire country for easy navigation between tours, and even zip code information for use with a GPS device, discover the unexpected on your driving vacation with DK Eyewitness Back Roads Northern and Central Italy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About this Book.
1: Introducing Northern and Central Italy.
2: Getting there.
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.
9: Drive 2: In the Land of the Truffle.
10: Drive 3: Sacred Mountains & Island Palaces.
11: Drive 4: Como’s Villas and Villages.
12: Drive 5: Lombardy’s Glacial Valleys.
13: Drive 6: Switchbacks and Limonaie.
14: Drive 7: From the Lake to the Plains.
15: Drive 8: The Hidden Valleys of the Alto Adige.
16: Drive 9: Classic Dolomites Tour.
17: Drive 10: Mountains and Lakes.
18: Drive 11: The Veneto Plain.
19: Drive 12: Dolomites to Veneto Hills.
20: Drive 13: The Po Delta.
21: Drive 14: The Azure Coast to the Po Valley.
22: Drive 15: The Ligurian Coast and Apennines.
23: Drive 16: Sanctuaries and Forests.
24: Drive 17: Val D’Arno and the Chianti Hills.
25: Drive 18: Sacred Paths.
26: Drive 19: In the Shadow of a Volcano.
27: Drive 20: Umbrian Hills, Tuscan Valleys.
28: Drive 21: Umbria’s Verdant Valleys.
29: Drive 22: Lands of Myth and Legend.
30: Drive 23: The Stone of the Apennines.
31: Drive 24: Montefeltro Mountains.
32: Drive 25: The Heart of Le Marche.
General Index.
Phrase Book.
Driver’s Phrase Book.