Fodor's Italy 2013 is the essential take-along companion. With hundreds of full-color photos, this updated edition highlights everything that visitors adore--from Italy's art and architecture to glorious Tuscan hill towns to red-hot nightlife, and even more!
Expanded Coverage: Fodor's Italy 2013 continues to provide thorough, insightful coverage to this year-after-year top European destination. Dozens of scintillating new reviews are sure to entice first- and even old-timers to hotels and restaurants scattered throughout Rome, Venice, and Florence. Establishments in farther-flung cities and towns are also given their due, and look for deeper coverage of trendy southern Italy destinations, such as Sicily, Puglia, and Basilicata.
Illustrated Features: Multiple full-color features bring the many sides of Italy to vibrant life. Included among the photogenic array of riches are the ancient ruins of Rome, Sicily, and Pompeii; Michelangelo's spectacular Sistine Ceiling, Palladio's villas, Florence's Duomo, and Assisi's basilica of St. Francis; the vineyards of Barolo and Tuscany; the scenic glory of the Cinque Terre and Venice's Grand Canal; the fashionista's fascinating Milan; and more.
Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Convenient overviews show each region and its notable highlights, and chapter planning sections have savvy advice for making the most of travelers' time, with top tips on getting from cities to countryside villages. Enticing cuisine highlights are given in each regional chapter.
Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's Italy 2013 offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
Pullout Map: Handy take-along maps of Rome and Venice provide added value, giving travelers essential information about top attractions, walking tours, and nearby dining so they can travel with confidence.
TripAdvisor Reviews: Our experts' hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their Italy stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.