Italy Travel Guide (Lonely Planet)
Alison Bing, Duncan Garwood, Gregor Clark, Robert Landon, Paula Hardy, Abigail Blasi, Cristian Bonetto, Kerry Christiani, Joe Fu
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Visitors to Italy are bombarded by sights, scenes and flavors – palaces and museums overflowing with art, Renaissance gardens, gourmet food markets. Come enjoy the vita bella (beautiful life).
This full-color guide with 3D illustrations of major highlights and insightful features on seasonal and regional food and outdoor activities is essential for those wanting to see the best Italy has to offer!
<UL>* 15 authors, 13 volcanoes, 7600km of coastline and hundreds of Renaissance masterpieces
* Inspirational photos, pull-out city map, 3D plans of iconic sights, comprehensive planning tools, special Eat & Drink Like a Local feature and in-depth background
marble staircase, pool, and assorted obelisks and statues of Roman emperors, and even the stone-cold sober might be inclined to agree. Forty-somethings won’t feel out of place here. Cocoricò NIGHTCLUB (www.cocorico.it; Viale Chieti 44, Riccione; 11pm-5.30am) Dance under a glass pyramid with 2000 clammy strangers who’ll quickly become your friends at this fount of techno, house and underground 12km south of town in Riccione. Look out for Fatboy Slim behind the sound system. Paradiso NIGHTCLUB
sandy-pebble coves framed by sweet-smelling pine and eucalyptus trees some 3km south of Capoliveri, on the southeastern part of the island. Rent a kayak and paddle out to sea on Innamorata, the wildest of the three; or dine fine and overnight on Pereti beach at Hotel Stella Maris ( 0565 96 84 25; www.albergostellamaris.com; half-board d €68-120 per person; ) , one of the few island hotels to be found plump on the sand. Colle d’Orano & Fetovaia Standout highlight of these two gorgeous swaths of
map (Via Capo di Ferro 13; adult/reduced €5/2; 8.30am-7.30pm Tue-Sun) is home to one of Rome’s most famous optical tricks – Borromini’s famous perspective. What appears to be a 25m-long corridor lined with columns leading to a hedge and life-sized statue is, in fact, only 10m long. The sculpture, which was a later addition, is actually hip-height and the columns diminish in size not because of distance but because they actually get shorter. And look more closely at that seemingly perfect hedge.
and fresh, local ingredients to recreate her great-grandmother’s recipes, including the best pasta alla Norma you’ll taste anywhere in Sicily. (Rosanna says her grandmother called this dish Mungibeddu – Sicilian dialect for Mt Etna – in honour of Catania’s famous volcano: tomatoes were the red lava, eggplant the black cinders, ricotta the snow and basil leaves the mountain vegetation.) Service is slow and the door doesn’t always open promptly at 1pm, but food like this is well worth waiting for.
for blood-alcohol level is 0.05% and random breath tests do occur. Your Rights Italy still has antiterrorism laws on its books that could make life difficult if you are detained. You should be given verbal and written notice of the charges laid against you within 24 hours by arresting officers. You have no right to a phone call upon arrest. The prosecutor must apply to a magistrate for you to be held in preventive custody awaiting trial (depending on the seriousness of the offence) within