Explore the riches of Italy with Lonely Planet's essential guide. Featuring a special color feature on Italian art and architecture, this book also contains insider's advice on the best pasta and gelati; skiing and trekking information, notes on history, culture and current politics; as well as practical food and accommodation suggestions for every budget. Delightful sidebars add insight into the culture, with details on everything from gladiators to mushroom picking.
From the cutting-edge fashion houses of Milano to historic ruins and world-renowned cuisine, Italy has something for everyone. This guide will show you how to get the most from this fascinating country.
Features: 137 maps including full-colour Rome map section; full details of Italy's many outstanding festivals, from gondola regattas to saints' days; pensiones and prosciutto: insider information on places to stay and eat whatever your budget; the best in Italian nightlife, whether you're after tenors, theatre or techno; and comprehensive and user-friendly Italian language chapter.