Discover Italy (Travel Guide) (2nd Edition)

By Alison Bing

Experience the easiest of Italy

The Grand Canal, the Vatican, historical Pompeii – we’ve chosen the main iconic points of interest and terrific locations so that you can benefit from the actual Italy with the minimal fuss.

Highlights display the must-see points of interest and unbeatable experiences

Itineraries make making plans your journey less complicated than ever

Local Experts suggest what to not miss

Pull-Out Map places the streets of Rome on your pocket

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You can belief our shuttle info simply because Lonely Planet authors stopover at the locations we write approximately, each variation. We by no means settle for freebies for confident assurance so that you can depend on us to inform it love it is.

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