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Map your adventure
Plan a trip that suits your interests. Follow ourrecommended itineraries or mix & match to createyour own. Explore a region in depth or hit the highlights. With Frommer's Day by Day guides, the choice is yours.
117 self-guided tours with maps that show how to get from place to place
Hundreds of photos,plus engaging insights on history and culture
Detailed reviews of hotels,restaurants, shopping, and nightlife
Full-sized foldout mapof Italy in a handy plastic envelope
Spotlight on Italy
Complete coverage of Italy's history and culture beginson page 687. The following features take a closer look at the most compelling aspects of Italian culture.
Leonardo's Last Supper (page 22) Deconstructing a masterpiece
The Great Churches (page 44)Italy's best churches at a glance
Michelangelo's Pietà (page 68)Genius, grace, and pathos in sculpture
Roman Emperors' Hall of Fame (page 144)The craziest emperors in Roman history
Crazy for Calcio (page 188)The essential guide to Italian soccer
A Grape Guide (page 242)Italy's wine regions in brief
Meet the Borgias (page 330)Inside Italy's most notorious family
Is Venice Sinking? (page 366)Why this island city may be going under
Hitting the High Notes (page 428)Italian opera's greatest hits
La Moda (page 470)A who's who of Italian fashion
Cinema Paradiso (page 514)Italy's passion for film
A Day in the Life of Julius Publius (page 586)Hour by hour in ancient Rome
Sylvie Hogg (chapters 1, 4, 5, 6, 12, and 13) has been dutifully traipsing the bel paese, in the name of research for American and British travel guides, for the past decade. The Eternal City and all things ancient Roman are her fi rst love, though she also confesses a serious weakness for the natural splendor of the Bay of Naples and the wine of southern Tuscany. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with her husband, Tim. They had their fi rst child, a bambino, in July 2009.
Stephen Brewer (chapters 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, and 16) is an editor and writer who has worked in magazines, books, radio, and corporate communications for almost three decades. He had his fi rst sip of a real cappuccino in Rome in the early 1970s and has been savoring the pleasures of Italy ever since.