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By Bruce Murphy, Alessandra de Rosa

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Surprise on the Sistine Chapel within the Vatican or the take a gondola trip via Venice at nightfall. Sunbathe at the Amalfi Coast or stroll the streets of Pompeii. locate the most recent models in Milan or take pleasure in an opera amid the ruins of a Roman Amphitheater in Verona. See terrific cathedrals and structure or get stuck up within the intrigue of Sicily. Italy has adequate cultural treasures and scenic splendors to final a life-time, and this consultant is helping you are making the main of it slow with details on: points of interest in Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Venice, Naples, Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast, Sicily, and extra Italy’s heritage, tradition, humans, structure, and food Museums with masterpieces by means of Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Bernini, Bellini, Tintoretto, and others Must-see church buildings, starting with St. Peter's Basilica in Rome the easiest how you can go back and forth from one vacation spot to a different inside of Italy buying marbled paper items, Murano glass, hand-painted porcelain, and naturally, model add-ons 4 nice itineraries like any For Dummies go back and forth guide, Italy For Dummies, Fourth variation contains: Down-to-earth trip-planning recommendation What you shouldn’t pass over — and what you could bypass the simplest resorts and eating places for each finances convenient Post-it Flags to mark your favourite pages There’s even a word list of menu phrases that will help you utilize Italian varied, divine food. So dig in and revel in.

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The Oscar-winning Life Is Beautiful (1997), by Italy’s current leading comic actor, Roberto Benigni, is set during World War II and moves from Tuscany to a German concentration camp. The comedy Mediterraneo (1991), also set during World War II, deals with what happens when a group of Italian soldiers are sent to garrison a lovely Greek island. Somewhat stereotypically, their Italian love of life wins out over their mission. At the opposite end of the spectrum is Nanni Moretti’s The Son’s Room (2001), about the death of a child — a film so powerful that it is perhaps the only movie ever to be given an R rating for being so sad.

You will not be able to enjoy it very much unless you’re able to devote a few days here. See Part III for coverage of Rome. Exploring Florence and the best of Tuscany and Umbria Tuscany has been the number-one tourist destination in Italy for decades now, thanks to its lush countryside (where most people would love to own a villa) and numerous art attractions. Florence, with its beautiful Duomo (Cathedral) and museums overflowing with art treasures — the Galleria degli Uffizi foremost among them — is one of the finest cultural cities in the world.

The beautiful, extensive selection of marbled paper goods at Giulio Giannini & Figlio in Florence are worth checking out; they make perfect gifts and come in many price levels. See Chapter 13. You can also find a large selection of marbleized paper at Piazzesi in Venice. See Chapter 16. ߜ Invest in some Murano glass artwork or find smaller blown-glass gift items. If it’s authentic Murano, then even the most inexpensive item will appreciate in value. See Chapter 16. ߜ In Naples, select a set of hand-modeled figurines for the presepio (crèche) for someone who will appreciate them, or start your own collection.

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