Author(s): Marco Polo
Explore Italy with this handy, pocket-sized, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Discover boutique hotels, authentic restaurants, the country's trendiest places, and get tips on shopping and what to do on a limited budget. There are plenty of ideas for travel with kids, and a summary of all the festivals and events that take place in Italy. Let Marco Polo show you all this wonderful country has to offer... From the summits of the Alps to the beaches of the Calabrian tip of the 'boot', Italy is a country that boasts beautifully preserved old towns, growing rural conservation and seemingly endless romantic coastlines. The leaning tower of Pisa, shimmering olive groves, Michelangelo's David, gondola rides along the Grand Canal, the 'Eternal City' of Rome and the total work of art that is Venice. This is Italy! Your Marco Polo Italy Pocket Guide includes:Insider Tips - we show you the hidden gems and little known secrets that offer a real insight into Italy from unusual nights in a cave, cafes with breath-taking views and perfect cups of coffee.Best of - find the best things to do for free, the best `only in' Italy experiences, the best things to do if it rains and the best places to relax and spoil yourself.Sightseeing - all of the top sights are organized by region so you can easily plan your trip.Discovery Tours - specially tailored tours that will get you to the heart of Italy. Here are the best tours that will help you enjoy all of Italy's wonderful scenery, culture and cuisine.Italy in full-colour - Marco Polo Pocket Guide Italy includes full-colour photos throughout the guide bringing the country to life offering you a real taste of what you can see and enjoy on your trip.Touring App - new for 2018, you can download any of the Discovery Tours to your smartphone, complete with the detailed route description and map exactly as featured in the guide, free of charge. The maps can be used offline too, so no roaming charges. The perfect navigational tool with distance indicators and landmarks highlighting the correct direction to travel in as well as GPS coordinates along the way. Enjoy stress-free sightseeing and never get lost again! Road Atlas and pull-out map - we've included a detailed road atlas and a handy, pull-out map so you can pop the guide in your bag for a full-on sightseeing day or head out with just the map to enjoy your Discovery Tour.Useful Italian phrases - the essential words and phrases are included to help you get by.Trust Marco Polo Pocket Guide Italy to show you around this fabulous country. The comprehensive coverage and unique insights will ensure you experience everything Italy has to offer and more. The special tips, personal insights and unusual experiences will help you make the most of your trip - just arrive and enjoy.
Named after the famous Venetian explorer, Marco Polo launched its new series of maps in 2011, and its travel guides in March 2012. The team has many years of expertise in successfully producing and selling cartographic products and travel guides. Marco Polo offers an extensive range of high-quality publications, including travel guides, traditional maps, laminated city and holiday maps, road atlases, and phrasebooks.