Visitors flock to Italy for its culture, culinary pleasures and awe-inspiring sights. Tuscany alone has more classified historical monuments than any country in the world and Italy as a whole has the world's greatest concentration of art treasures. The Rough Guide's 41 Things not to Miss introduce the authors' highlights through stunning full-colour photos cross-referenced to the main section of the guide. The Basics' section covers all the pre-departure nitty-gritty to help you plan your trip and the Guide', the heart of the book, divided into user-friendly chapters gives accounts of towns, sights and reviews of places to eat, drink and stay all pinpointed on accompanying maps and street plans. There is detailed background on Italy's history, art, architecture and a thorough further reading section with reviews of dozens of books relating to the country.