Fodor's Italy 2013 (Full-color Travel Guide)
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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.
or Cipro-Musei Vaticani stop), to name a few. Tickets for the bus, tram, and Metro can be purchased for €1 (the price may go up to €1.50 by 2013) at any tabacchi (tobacco shop), at some newsstands, and from machines inside Metro stations. These tickets are good for approximately 75 minutes for a single Metro ride and unlimited buses and trams. Day passes can be purchased for €4, and weekly passes, which allow unlimited use of buses, trams, and the Metro, for €16. For a fuller explanation of
www.villaserbelloni.com | 95 rooms | Closed early Nov.–early Apr. | Breakfast. Hotel Belvedere. $$$$ | HOTEL | In Italian, belvedere means “beautiful view,” and it’s an apt name for this enchanting spot. The hotel has been in the Martinelli-Manoni family since 1880, and the unbroken tradition of service makes it one of the best places to stay in town. Antique furniture and eye-catching rugs complement the modern rooms, many of which have balconies and views of the lake. The marble bathrooms are
Haute-hungry pilgrims head to Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi (4 miles east of Sorrento) to feast here on his culinary rarities, often centuries-old recipes given a unique Iaccarinian spin. Lobster, for instance, is breaded with traditional Sorrentine “porri” flour, then drizzled with sweet-and-sour sauce influenced by the Arabian traders who came to Naples. His braciola of lamb with pine nuts and raisins is a recipe that also shows an Arab influence, while the cannoli stuffed with foie gras pays homage
nearly two centuries and brought to it their passion for lush gardens and fountains. One is reminded of this while sitting in San Giovanni’s delightful cloister of twin half columns, surrounded by palm trees, jasmine, oleander, and citrus trees. | Via dei Benedettini 14, Albergheria | 90129 | 091/6515019 | €6 | Tues.–Sat. 9–7, Mon. and Sun. 9–1:30; last entry ½ hr before closing. Teatro Massimo. Construction of this formidable neoclassical theater, the largest in Italy, was started in 1875 by
Vaporetto: San Silvestro, San Tomà. Ca’ Pesaro. Baldassare Longhena’s grand Baroque palace is the beautifully restored home of two impressive collections. The Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna has works by 19th- and 20th-century artists such as Klimt, Kandinsky, Matisse, and Miró. It also has a collection of representative works from Venice’s Biennale art show that amounts to a panorama of 20th-century art. The pride of the Museo Orientale is its collection of Japanese art, and especially