Italy For Dummies 4th Edition

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Enjoy a grandioso Italian vacation the fun and easy way

With historical yet cosmopolitan cities, picturesque towns, and spectacular seacoasts, Italy offers infinite variety. Whatever your interests —art and architecture, food and drink, or ancient treasures and modern shops ?— this guide helps you explore the country with gusto.

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Down-to-earthtrip-planning advice
What you shouldn’t miss —and what you can skip
The best hotels andrestaurants for every budget
Handy Post-it® Flags to mark your favorite pages

About the Author
Bruce Murphy has lived and worked in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Dublin, Rome, and Sicily. His work has appeared in magazines ranging from Cruising World to Critical Inquiry. In addition to guidebooks, he has published fiction, poetry, and criticism, most recently the Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery (St. Martin’s Press).
Alessandra de Rosa was born in Rome and has lived and worked in Rome, Paris, and New York City. She did her first cross-Europe trip at age 2, from Rome to London by car. She has continued in that line ever since, exploring three out of five continents so far. Her beloved Italy remains her preferred destination and where she lives part of the year.

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From the Back Cover

See the best of Italy on a bellissimo vacation

Italy offers infinite variety, with its historical yet cosmopolitan cities, picturesque towns, gently rolling hills, and spectacular seacoasts. Whether your interests are art and architecture or food and drink, ancient treasures or modern shops, this guide helps you explore the country with gusto.

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