Europe on a Shoestring - Italy (Chapter)
This is the Italy chapter from Lonely Planet's Europe on a Shoestring guidebook.
Travellers have been falling under Italy’s spell ever since the days of the 18th-century Grand Tour, enticed by its sunkissed landscape, delectable cuisine, extraordinary art and the famous dolce vita (sweet life).
- face up to awe-inspiring art and iconic monuments in Rome
- cruise past Gothic palaces, domed churches and crumbling piazzas in Venice
- explore the Renaissance time capsule of Florence
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Understand Italy, History, People, Arts, Environment, Food & Drink, Directory A–Z and Transport, Rome & around, Ostia Antica, Tivoli, Genoa, Cinque Terre, Turin, Milan, Verona, Padua, Venice, Bologna, Ravenna, Tuscany, Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca, Umbria, Perugia, Assisi, Naples, Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Matera, Bari, Lecce, Sicily, Palermo, Aeolian Islands, Taormina, Mt Etna, Syracuse, Agrigento, Sardinia, Cagliari and Alghero.
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