Fodor's Venice and Northern Italy
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Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Venice and Northern Italy.
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Explore Northern Italy: The prosperous north has Italy’s most sophisticated culture and its most diverse landscape. Venice is a rare jewel of a city, and Milan and Turin are centers of commerce and style. Along the country’s northern border, the mountain peaks of the Dolomites and Valle d’Aosta attract skiers in winter and hikers in summer, while the Lake District and the coastline of the Ligurian Riviera are classic summertime playgrounds.
be the cloth in which Christ’s body was wrapped when he was taken down from the cross. Getting Here Turin is well served by the Italian highway system and can be reached easily by car from all directions: from Milan on the A4 highway (two hours); from Bologna (four hours) and Florence (five hours) on the A1 and A21 highways; from Genoa on the A6 highway (two hours). Bus service to and from other major Italian cities is also plentiful, and Turin can be reached by fast train service from
Ranuccio Farnese (1569–1622) and, on the left, his father, Alessandro (1545–92). Alessandro was a beloved ruler, enlightened and fair; Ranuccio, his successor, less so. Both statues are the work of Francesco Mochi, a master baroque sculptor. Dominating the square is the massive 13th-century Palazzo Pubblico, also known as il Gotico. This two-tone, marble-and-brick, turreted and crenellated building was the seat of town government before Piacenza fell under the iron fists of the ruling Pallavicini
Reservations essential | AE, DC, MC, V | Closed Wed. No lunch Tues. Where to Stay in Ferrara Duchessa Isabella. $$ | An elegant 16th-century palace is now a luxurious hotel just slightly off the centro storico. Named after Isabella d’Este, a Renaissance woman of wealth and taste, it has lavish, opulent public rooms with high wood-coffered ceilings and damask drapes on the piano nobile. Rooms, in pastel colors of pink, yellow, or blue have a decidedly feminine touch, comfortable beds, and
weapons that’s worthwhile mostly for the views from its terraces and turrets), and finally to the 14th-century Rocca Montale (closed to the public), the most remote of the castles. Every step of the way affords spectacular views of Romagna and the Adriatic; it is said that on a clear day you can see Croatia. The walks make for a good day’s exercise but are by no means arduous. Even if you arrive after visiting hours, they’re supremely worthwhile. | 0549/882670 | www.museidistato.sm | Il Torre
Quintessential Northern Italy Northern Italy Today A Great Itinerary in Northern Italy Next Chapter | Contents Venice. One of the world’s most novel cities—and one of the most beautiful—Venice has canals where the streets should be and an atmosphere of faded splendor that practically defines the word decadent. The Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The green plains stretching west of Venice hold three of northern Italy’s most artistically significant midsize cities: Padua, Vicenza, and