Skip to main content

Italy For Dummies, 6th Edition

Italy For Dummies, 6th Edition

Bruce Murphy, Alessandra de Rosa

ISBN: 978-0-470-93145-5 March 2011 576 Pages


In Stock



  • Detailed itineraries show you how to see the highlights, whether your vacation lasts one week or two, you're traveling with children, or you're a history buff looking for a fix of archaeological Italy.
  • Bargain alerts tip you off to time-saving insider details–like which sight passes grant you free access to others–so more of your money stays where you want it.
  • Not all Italian pizzas, pastas, and wines are created equally; Italy for Dummies steers you in all the right culinary directions.

Introduction 1

Part I: Introducing Italy 7

Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Italy 9

Chapter 2: Digging Deeper into Italy 16

Chapter 3: Deciding Where and When to Go 32

Chapter 4: Following an Itinerary: Four Great Options 43

Part II: Planning Your Trip to Italy 49

Chapter 5: Managing Your Money 51

Chapter 6: Getting to Italy 64

Chapter 7: Getting Around Italy 72

Chapter 8: Booking Your Accommodations 79

Chapter 9: Catering to Special Travel Needs or Interests 86

Chapter 10: Taking Care of the Remaining Details 91

Part III: The Eternal City: Rome 99

Chapter 11: Settling into Rome 101

Chapter 12: Exploring Rome 137

Part IV: Florence and the Best of Tuscany and Umbria 171

Chapter 13: Florence 173

Chapter 14: Northern Tuscany and the Cinque Terre 216

Chapter 15: Southern Tuscany and Umbria 247

Part V: Venice and the Best of the Pianura Padana 295

Chapter 16: Venice 297

Chapter 17: Padua, Verona, and Milan 346

Part VI: Naples, Pompeii, and the Amalfi Coast 379

Chapter 18: Naples 381

Chapter 19: Going Beyond Naples: Four Day Trips 413

Chapter 20: Sorrento, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast 429

Part VII: Sicily 455

Chapter 21: Palermo 457

Chapter 22: Taormina, Catania, Syracuse, and Agrigento 481

Part VIII: The Part of Tens 513

Chapter 23: Non Capisco: The Top Ten Expressions You Need to Know 515

Chapter 24: Ten Great Italian Artists 518

Appendix: Quick Concierge 522

Index 532