Fodor's Italy 2014
Fodor's, Mark Walters, Lynda Albertson, Nicole Arriaga, Martin Wilmot Bennett, Peter Blackman, Erica Firpo, Fergal Kavanagh, Dan
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Fodor's Italy 2014 is the essential ebook companion. This updated ebook edition highlights everything that visitors adore--from Italy's art and architecture to glorious Tuscan hill towns to red-hot nightlife, and much, much more.
Expanded Coverage: Fodor's Italy 2014 continues to provide thorough, insightful coverage to this year-after-year top European destination. New this year is a chapter on the increasingly popular Island of Sardinia, known for its natural beauty. 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 this guide has long featured rich coverage of the “Mezzogiorno”: those now-trendy southern Italy destinations found in Puglia , Calabria, and Basilicata (home to Francis Ford Coppola’s new Palazzo Margherita hotel).
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 2014 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.
hydromassage tubs. Genzianella is a bike-friendly hotel: there’s safe storage, a sportswear laundry, mountain bike rental, maps, and even an instructor. Lifts to the Alta Valtellina are 50 yards from the entrance, and there are lockers for ski equipment. Pros: great for bikers; handy to slopes and town. Cons: no pool. | Rooms from: €125 | Via Zandilla 6 | 23032 | 0342/904485 | www.genzianella.com | 40 rooms | Closed May and mid-Sept.–Dec. | Breakfast. Nazionale. B&B/INN | Behind the Alpine
over the world. Look for posters at the church doors for more information. | Piazza Sant’Ignazio, around Via del Corso | 00186 | 06/6794406 | Mon.–Sat 7:30–7, Sun. and religious holidays 9–7. FAMILY | Fodor’s Choice | The Spanish Steps. That icon of postcard Rome, the Spanish Steps (often called simply la scalinata—”the staircase”—by Italians) and the Piazza di Spagna from which they ascend both get their names from the Spanish Embassy to the Vatican on the piazza. In an allusion to the church,
rather than out, taking on the form of a multilayer wedding cake, with churches, streets, and entire residential neighborhoods built on others’ rooftops. Public elevators and funiculars are as common as buses and trains. But with its impressive palaces and museums, the largest medieval city center in Europe, and an elaborate network of ancient hilltop fortresses, Genoa may be just the dose of culture you’re looking for. Europe’s biggest boat show, the annual Salone Nautico Internazionale, is
of Your Time Umbria is a nicely compact collection of character-rich hill towns; you can settle in one, then explore the others, as well as the countryside and forest in between, on day trips. Perugia, Umbria’s largest and liveliest city, is a logical choice for your base, particularly if you’re arriving from the north. If you want something a little quieter, virtually any other town in the region will suit your purposes; even Assisi, which overflows with bus tours during the day, is
06/87131590) for its summertime concert series. | Piazza Sant’Ignazio, Pantheon | 00186 | 06/6794560 | www.amicimusicasacra.com/chiesa_di_s_ignazio.htm. Repubblica Film The Space Cinema Moderno. Perhaps the most “American” of all Rome’s theaters (hint: great concessions, stadium seating, and comfortable, couchlike chairs), the cinema has five screens. Easy to find, the Moderno is located in the porticoes of Piazza Repubblica, next to the classic Exedra Hotel. | Piazza della Repubblica 45–46,