From Library Journal: Whenever Italians want to stress the cultural variety of their nation, or nostalgically mention places where they really would like to live, they speak of the Cento Citta. . . .; Hofmann, a 30-year resident of Italy and a veteran New York Times correspondent, profiles his favorite 100 places to visit. He takes us on a series of walking/auto tours of each of six regions. Starting with a city;s central square, town hall, or church, he treats us to a delightful blend of historic and literary past and present. Similar to Baedeker’s Italy , but with less emphasis on accommodations and more on native appeal. Recommended. Ann E. Cohen, Broome Cty. P.L., Binghamton, N.Y. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
More than any other country in the world, it is Italy that we turn to for gastronomic inspiration. 101 Beautiful Towns of Italy: Food and Wine takes readers along on a one-of-a-kind tour through the tantalizing tastes of Italy’s varied landscape to explore hilltop and seaside towns, where the flavors of Italy scent the air, a good meal is considered the highest form of art, and a fine bottle of wine is never hard to come by. In Alba, savor the refined taste of the white truffle accompanied by a hearty glass of Barolo. Head to Parma for a sampling of prosciutto di Parma, and don't forget to pick up a wheel of parmigiano-reggiano. Travel to the hills of Tuscany, where a glass of red Vino Nobile di Montepulciano accompanies your meal of filetto de anatra con tartufo (truffled duck breast) and to Campania, home of Naples, the Amalfi coastline, and, of course, pizza, in its many forms, but almost always topped with mozzarella di bufala. Descriptive sidebars key readers in to the best restaurants in town, where to buy the ingredients to prepare the dishes featured (and where to shop for the wine to accompany them) as well as tips on what to see during a visit. A sprinkling of recipes rounds out this information-packed resource. Included is an appendix with in-depth listings to help travelers plan their culinary journeys: what wine cellars to visit, where to dine, and how to navigate a busy market.Whether you’re an armchair traveler or an Italophile planning another trip, this volume provides an excellent guide.
Twenty of one of the most attractive communities in Tuscany are included in this volume. Travelling from north to southern, it describes, initially the towns with considerable Etruscan and Romanesque attributes, after that the walled towns of main Tuscany, complied with by the seaside as well as thermal communities of the south.
A motivational trip as well as celebration of a few of one of the most appealing towns in the English countryside.
Enhancing the very popular The Most Beautiful Villages of England, Hugh Palmer has actually generated a stunning sequence of pictures of those ancient communities where truth heart of England lies. All the places included below personify a long, preindustrial heritage; they are additionally areas of a well-preserved charm, commonly visited by vacationers from all parts of the world.
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The ideal overview for those who cannot withstand catching Italy's appeals repeatedly, currently in a popular pocket-sized layout. Who hasn't already imagined being whisked away to a wonderful little Italian town buried deep in the countryside? The small towns sprinkled throughout this expansive publication are not only abundant with charm however additionally filled with as much historical and also cultural significance as their sis cities. That they are "off the beaten path"-though sometimes extremely well-known for their art, food, and also wine, or merely their setting-makes them unusual treasures even more desirable to see. The 101 towns included stand for the twenty varied areas of Italy and their diverse landscapes, style, and also local specialties. Practical sidebars introduce the visitor to traditional artisans in addition to the most effective location to buy Parmigiano Reggiano or the best terrace to take in a Tuscan sundown. Art as well as design are likewise amply covered, from the history of L'Aquila's ninety-nine fountains to one of the most fancy of baroque churches. You will be amazed to see how much Italy needs to use beyond the well-trod courses of Venice, Florence, as well as Rome: from Asolo to Vicenza, flea markets to fish markets, horse races to outdoor performances, this publication promises 101 wonderful reasons to return to Italy over and also over.
A sequel to the extremely successful One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in Italy as well as One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in France, this book is a distinct photo scenic tour of the most gorgeous communities in every area of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. The towns of Britain's countryside are amongst one of the most captivating and the same in Europe's history. Readers will certainly intend to stroll the countryside: from the Norman castle towns of the southeast to the incredible Roman architecture of Bath and St. Albans, and from Celtic cottage farms in the Scottish lowlands to the rock and also iron communities of the Welsh boundaries and the north, One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in Great Britain is as much about the background of the Isles as it is about their appeal today. Tom Aiken's eloquent and also insightful message not just accentuates aesthetic, natural, and also building points of interest in every area, however also brings to life the history of each location, from Shakespeare's Stratford-on-Avon to the royal Cowes, the monastic abbeys of Yorkshire to prehistoric Ireland, as well as from the Pagan past of the Scottish Highlands to the tales of Roman Britain. A complete appendix provides travel suggestions and also details as well as places for resorts, restaurants, and also shops of passion in all the communities. Whether you're an armchair tourist or an Anglo-phile planning yet another journey, this quantity is the overview of the varied heritage as well as concealed treasures of Britain.
A sequel to the highly effective One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in Italy as well as One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in France, this book is an one-of-a-kind photo scenic tour of the most stunning towns in every region of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, as well as Wales. The towns of Britain's countryside are amongst one of the most enchanting and unchanged in Europe's background. Viewers will certainly intend to roam the countryside: from the Norman castle towns of the southeast to the spectacular Roman design of Bath and also St. Albans, and from Celtic home farms in the Scottish lowlands to the rock and iron communities of the Welsh borders and also the north, One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in Great Britain is as much regarding the background of the Isles as it is about their beauty today. Tom Aiken's significant and helpful text not just draws attention to visual, natural, and building sights in every area, however also brings to life the background of each area, from Shakespeare's Stratford-on-Avon to the royal Cowes, the reclusive abbeys of Yorkshire to primitive Ireland, as well as from the Pagan past of the Scottish Highlands to the legends of Roman Britain. An extensive appendix offers travel suggestions as well as details and places for hotels, restaurants, as well as shops of passion in all the towns. Whether you're an armchair vacationer or an Anglo-phile planning yet another trip, this volume is the guide to the varied heritage and also covert treasures of Britain.
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2nd in the highly-acclaimed City Keys collection, City Secrets Florence, Venice, and the Towns of Italy is a distinct and sophisticated guidebook that puts together the referrals of some of the world’s most noteworthy authors, musicians, designers, and others.
Whether blogging about a painting, a dining establishment, or a village’s covert byways, these specialists’ observations, taken with each other, total up to a thrilling expert’s take a look at both the popular as well as the overlooked. The impassioned summaries and educated viewpoints in the pages of City Secrets Florence, Venice, and also the Towns of Italy form an inspired scenic tour of this most inspiring of nations.