Inside Lonely Planet's Discover Italy: *Full-colour maps and images throughout *Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests *Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots *Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices *Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss *Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, literature, cinema, music, culture, architecture, politics, landscapes, outdoor experiences, cuisine and wine *Free, convenient pull-out Rome map (included in print version), plus over 45 colour maps *Coverage of Rome, the Vatican, Milan, the Lakes, Piedmont, Venice, Veneto, Bologna, Florence, Tuscany, Umbria, Naples, Pompeii, Amalfi Coast, Sicily, Southern Italy, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Discover Italy, our easy-to-use guide, is perfect for travellers who seek the most popular attractions a destination has to offer.
Filled with inspiring and colourful photos, this guide focuses on the best of the best. * Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends a wide range of experiences, both popular and offbeat, and extensively covers all the country has to offer? Check out Lonely Planet's Italy guide. * Looking for a guide for Rome, Florence or Venice? Check out Lonely Planet's Rome guide, Florence & Tuscany guide or Venice & the Veneto guide for a comprehensive look at all each of these cities has to offer; or check out Lonely Planet's Discover Rome, a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions; or Lonely Planet's Pocket Rome, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Abigail Blasi, Cristian Bonetto, Alison Bing, Kerry Christiani, Gregor Clark, Duncan Garwood, Anthony Ham, Paula Hardy, Vesna Maric, Virginia Maxwell, Brendan Sainsbury, Helena Smith and Donna Elizabeth Wheeler About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' -The New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -Fairfax Media (Australia)