Fodor’s See It Italy is perfect for travelers who want to understand Italian history and culture before they arrive, and experience the country like a native Italian while they’re there.

Overflowing with brilliant color photography, this is the only illustrated guide that provides the practical information that you need while traveling–complete restaurant and hotel reviews with exact prices for lodging and dining (not ranges), plus time-saving tips and how to avoid crowds, exact admission prices to key sights, great photo stops, and special notes on “kid-friendly” attractions throughout.

Hotels
Our detailed reviews represent the best accommodations in Italy, in all price ranges. From five-star luxury hotels to family-run pensiones, we’ll tell you what to expect in terms of price and quality through extensive coverage of hotels and their surrounding neighborhoods, exact prices of double-occupancy rooms (including breakfast), plus pictures of hotel facilities and guestrooms.

Restaurants
If you want to experience the best that Italy has to offer, pay particular attention to our outstanding restaurant coverage that will help you choose from the thousands of local eateries that cater to every budget and dining experience. From affordable, family-run trattorias to places where you can splurge on a romantic dinner–like Caravella on the Amalfi Coast–you’ll find it in See It Italy. Each review covers house signature dishes, ambiance, actual prices for a two-course lunch and a three-coursedinner (for two people), hours of operation, and what transportation will get you there.

The Sights
Whether you explore the art and architecture of Milan, wander around Siena -one of Italy's most perfect medieval cities, visit The Musei Vaticani home to Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel or take the vaporetto No. 1 on the Canal Grande, See It Italy will take you there. Accessibly written to help you navigate throughout the country without missing a thing, each attraction includes exact admission prices, what galleries and museums not to miss, and where to stop for quick bites and refreshing drinks along the way. Sights are also rated for their “value”, “walkability”, “historic and cultural interest”, plus we suggest fantastic “photo stops” and entertaining and age-appropriate “kid-friendly” attractions throughout the book.

What to Do?
Our shopping walks will lead you to cutting-edge fashions to fit all budgets, from hip streetwear to expensive fashions for your feet. But, Italy has much more to offer than just sight-seeing and shopping. Fodor’s See It Italy provides insider information on classical, theatrical, and cinematic performances, Italy’s music scene (live jazz to underground youth centres), nightlife, spectator and activity sports, and festivals and events.

Atlas and Maps

Detailed neighborhood maps are incorporated throughout the book to help you navigate on historic walks, shopping tours, or to find a restaurant. Plus, a 16-page atlas details each road and path with highlights of important landmarks, parks, metro stations, and car parking areas.

Fodor’s See It™
A brand-new series that shows you before you go, guides you while you’re there, and makes the perfect keepsake on your return.