Frommer's Italy 2013 (Frommer's Color Complete) by Eric Sylvers

By Eric Sylvers

Full-color all through loose full-color, foldout map thoroughly up to date each year
Insider advice on heading off the crowds as you discover a few of Italy's maximum gemstones, from the Uffizi in Florence to the Vatican Museum in Rome, and from the ruins at Pompeii to Venice's St. Mark's basilica. Plus suggestions for navigating the country's beautiful yet less-traveled corners, just like the Marches, the Dolomites, or even Sardinia.
Where to discover the very best seafood in Venice, the most adorable vineyards in Tuscany, the tastiest pizza in Naples, and, in fact, the best gelato that Italy has to provide.
Insightful observation on Italy's astounding array of paintings and architectural masterpieces, from Michelangelo's statue of David to the glories of St. Peter's in Rome.
Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm options. Our professional writers are captivated with their destinations--they inform it love it is in an enticing and valuable manner.
Exact prices indexed for each institution and activity--no different publications supply such unique, candid reports of resorts and eating places. We contain the superior, but in addition emphasize reasonably priced offerings for actual humans.
User-friendly gains together with celebrity rankings and particular icons to indicate readers to nice unearths, first-class values, insider information, top bets for children, distinct moments, and overvalued experiences.

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