These seven itineraries will guide you along the little roads of small-town Tuscany to some of the best food in the world — to the heart of Tuscan cuisine. Zeneba and Matt invite their readers to come along and explore the breathtaking scenery, the incredible historic sights, the great artwork, and of course the unforgettable food and wine of Italy’s most storied region. Their travels are authentic, immersive, memorable, and delicious.
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in the hill towns of central Italy.
In this compact guide, Rick Steves covers the essentials of the hill towns, including San Gimignano, Volterra, Montepulciano, and Cortona. Explore the Galgano Monastery, Volterra’s Etruscan Gate, Orvieto’s Duomo, or relax while wine tasting in Montalcino. You’ll get Rick’s firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tour guide in your pocket.
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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.
You can depend on Rick Steves to inform you what you really need to know when traveling in Naples and the Amalfi Coast.
In this portable overview, Rick Steves covers the fundamentals of Naples and also the Amalfi Coast, consisting of Pompeii, Vesuvius, Positano, as well as Amalfi Town. Check Out Naples' Archaeological Museum, the Pompeii Forum, or the sanctuaries and beaches of the Amalfi shore. You'll obtain Rick's firsthand guidance on the most effective sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, as well as the maps as well as self-guided tours will ensure you take advantage of your experience. More than simply testimonials as well as directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot overview is a tour guide in your pocket.
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Struck Italy's can not- miss out on art, sights, as well as bites in two weeks or much less with Rick Steves Best of Italy!
Expert guidance from Rick Steves on what's worth your time and also moneyTwo-day travel plans covering Venice, the Cinque Terre, Florence, the Hill Towns of Central Italy, Rome, Naples, Sorrento, and also the Amalfi CoastOver 80 full-color maps and vibrant photosRick's pointers for beating the crowds, missing lines, and also avoiding vacationer trapsThe best of regional society, tastes, as well as haunts, consisting of walks through the most interesting areas and museumsTrip preparation methods like just how to link locations as well as create your itinerary, what to pack, where to stay, and just how to get aroundSuggestions for outing to Milan, Lake Como, Pisa, Verona, and also PaduaExperience Italy's Vintage romance and New Globe exhilaration on your own with Rick Steves Best of Italy!
Rick Steves Best of Italy covers Venice, Milan, Varenna, Lake Como, Verona, Padua, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, Florence, Pisa, Siena, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Assisi, Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio, Rome, Naples, Sorrento, Pompeii, Capri, as well as the Amalfi Coast
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Walk in the footprints of the Medici, sip aperitivi, as well as uncover the cultural heart of Italy: with Rick Steves in your corner, Florence and also Tuscany can be yours!
Inside Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany you'll find:
Comprehensive insurance coverage for investing a week or more checking out Florence and also TuscanyRick's strategic suggestions on exactly how to obtain one of the most out of your money and time, with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop views as well as covert treasures, from the Uffizi Gallery as well as the Duomo to a 600-year-old perfumeryHow to get in touch with neighborhood society: Let a road musician serenade you on the Ponte Vecchio, walk through a morning market sampling freshly-made pasta, and also drink full-bodied glass of wines with Montalcino citizens at an edge enotecaBeat the crowds, avoid the lines, as well as avoid vacationer catches with Rick's honest, funny insightThe best areas to eat, sleep, as well as relax with a glass of wineSelf-guided walking tours of vibrant neighborhoods and also unbelievable museums Detailed maps for discovering on the go, consisting of driving scenic tours through the heart of Tuscany and also Brunello red wine countryUseful resources including a packaging checklist, an Italian phrase publication, a historic summary, as well as suggested readingOver 400 bible-thin web pages consist of whatever worth seeing without evaluating you downComplete, current details on Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Volterra, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Cortona, as well as moreMake the most of daily and every dollar with Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany.
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You can rely on Rick Steves to inform you just what you truly need to recognize when taking a trip in the hill communities of central Italy.
In this small guide, Rick Steves covers the basics of the hill towns, including San Gimignano, Volterra, Montepulciano, as well as Cortona. Discover the Galgano Monastery, Volterra's Etruscan Gate, Orvieto's Duomo, or unwind while wine tasting in Montalcino. You'll obtain Rick's firsthand recommendations on the best sights, eating, resting, as well as nightlife, and also the maps and also self-guided scenic tours will certainly guarantee you make the most of your experience. Greater than just testimonials and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tourist guide in your pocket.
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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.