Frommer's Rome (Frommer's Complete Guides) by Darwin Porter

By Darwin Porter

An entire consultant to the city's attractions, from the Colosseum to the Vatican. With directory that assist you construct your personal itinerary, plus an entire bankruptcy choked with unique jogging excursions, this in-depth advisor is just even more distinctive and complete than its significant festival. you will find authoritative yet fun-to-use insurance of all of the historical ruins, extraordinary works of art, and engaging church buildings, with precious insights that might increase your journey. we've got supplied all of the historical past info you must get pleasure from and comprehend what you are seeing.

You'll locate candid experiences of a big number of lodgings and eating places in all cost levels. it is all the following in a single easy-to-use consultant, entire with a convenient word list of Italian words, a colour fold-out map, and a web listing that makes trip-planning a snap!

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Its capital is the port of Trieste. The area is filled with art from the Roman, Byzantine, and Romanesque-Gothic eras, and many of the public buildings (especially in Trieste) might remind you of Vienna. MILAN, LOMBARDY & THE LAKE DISTRICT Flat, fertile, prosperous, and politically conservative, Lombardy is dominated by Milan just as Latium is dominated by Rome. Lombardy is one of the world’s leading commercial and cultural centers, and it has been ever since Milan developed into Italy’s gateway to northern German-speaking Europe in the early Middle Ages.

Notable works include the bronze Chimera at Florence’s archaeology museum, carved alabaster urns and the elongated bronze statuette Shade of the Evening in Volterra’s Guarnacci museum, and terra-cotta sarcophagi covers of reclining figures in museums across Tuscany and in Rome’s Villa Giulia. Some tomb paintings also survive at Tarqunia in Lazio and Chiusi in Tuscany. ART 101 19 • Roman. Along with an army of also-ran statues and busts gracing most archaeological collections in Italy, you’ll find a few standouts.

P L A N N I N G Y O U R T R I P T O I T A LY see the villas of Andrea Palladio where 16th-century aristocrats lived; and Padua, with its Giotto frescoes. The region of Trentino–Alto Adige is far richer in culture, artistic treasures, and activities than the Valle d’Aosta (see “Piedmont & Valle d’Aosta,” below), and its ski resort, Cortina d’Ampezzo, is far more fashionable than Courmayeur in the northwestern corridor. Its most interesting base (especially if you want to see the Austrian version of Italy) is Trent (Trento), the capital of Trentino.

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