The Ideal Italian Tour

The Ideal Italian Tour


Rick Steves Best of Italy

Hit Italy's can't-miss art, sights, and bites in two weeks or less with Rick Steves Best of Italy!

Rick Steves Best of Italy

Hit Italy's can't-miss art, sights, and bites in two weeks or less with Rick Steves Best of Italy! Expert advice from Rick Steves on what's worth your time and money Two-day itineraries covering Venice, the Cinque Terre, Florence, the Hill Towns of Central Italy, Rome, Naples, Sorrento, and the Amalfi Coast Over 80 full-color maps and vibrant photos Rick's tips for beating the crowds, skipping lines, and avoiding tourist traps The best of local culture, flavors, and haunts, including walks through the most interesting neighborhoods and museums Trip planning strategies like how to link destinations and design your itinerary, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around Suggestions for day trips to Milan, Lake Como, Pisa, Verona, and Padua Coverage of Venice, Milan, Varenna, Lake Como, Verona, Padua, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, Florence, Pisa, Siena, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Assisi, Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio, Rome, Naples, Sorrento, Pompeii, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast Updated to reflect changes that occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic up to the date of publication Experience Italy's Old World romance and New World excitement for yourself with Rick Steves Best of Italy! Planning a longer trip? Rick Steves Italy is the classic, in-depth guide to exploring the country.

Italy and the Grand Tour

In this book, historian Jeremy Black recreates the actual tourist experiences of those who travelled to Italy on a Grand Tour.

Italy and the Grand Tour

For members of the social elite in 18th-century England, extended travel for pleasure came to be considered part of an ideal education as well as an important symbol of social status. Italy, and especially Rome - a fashionable, exciting, and comfortable city - became the focus of such early tourists' interest. In this book, historian Jeremy Black recreates the actual tourist experiences of those who travelled to Italy on a Grand Tour. Relying on the private diaries and personal letters of travellers, rather than on the self-conscious accounts of literary travellers who wrote for wider audiences, the book presents an authentic picture of how British tourists experienced Italy, its landscapes, women, food, music, Catholicism, and more. illustrations, the book highlights the discrepancy between the idealised view of the Grand Tour and its reality: what people were meant to do was not necessarily what they did, what the guide books described as splendid was not always so perceived. Black quotes British visitors as they reflect on their trips, and he discusses what their Italian experiences meant to them. And he considers the intriguing effects of tourism on British culture during this most exciting of centuries.

D H Lawrence s Italian Travel Literature and Translations of Giovanni Verga

In fact , it may be argued that Il Duro remains the single most stimulating and complex individual found in all three of Lawrence's Italian travel books , and perhaps the ideal test case of confrontation with the Other .

D H  Lawrence s Italian Travel Literature and Translations of Giovanni Verga

While travel literature, particularly the Italian travel literature of D. H. Lawrence - Twilight in Italy (1916), Sea and Sardinia (1921), and Etruscan Places (1927; 1932) - has received a great deal of attention in recent years, nobody has examined this work from a Bakhtinian viewpoint. This approach allows us a unique perspective as well as a new appreciation of both Lawrence and Mikhail Bakhtin. This is also true with respect to translation studies where the reader will find Lawrence's work on Giovanni Verga presented in a new and suggestive fashion. In short, this book provides new insights into D. H. Lawrence's relationship to the Italian Other (as well as charts the permutations within himself). This book makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of two of the greatest literary figures of the twentieth century, D. H. Lawrence and Mikhail Bakhtin.

Literature and Identity in Italian Baroque Travel Writing

... mingle in a single text to serve a principal purpose: to justify Italian participation in travel culture and, ... which he contrasts with the “extreme” opposite traits of Ethiopians, Negri establishes Italy as the ideal and superior ...

Literature and Identity in Italian Baroque Travel Writing

This first full-length study in English on seventeenth-century Italian travel writing enriches our understanding of an unusually fertile period for Italian contributions to the genre. The intrinsic qualities of this literature can now be grasped in terms of the larger question of cultural identity in Italy. For Hester, the specifically literary characteristics of Italian travel writing”including its humanism or Petrarchism”highlight the classic eminence throughout Europe of a prestigious tradition inherent to Italy, one compensating then for the peninsula's lack of a national political identity. Appeals to the cultural authority of that tradition represent a means of addressing and overcoming anxieties about the Italian subject's diasporic status during the "Golden Age" of European global colonial expansion. Self-funded travelers Francesco Carletti, Pietro Della Valle, Francesco Belli, Francesco Negri, and Giovanni Francesco Gemelli Careri are the major authors studied who journeyed through Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and America.

The Italian Heritage Tours

A Fun and Easy Way to Discover Italy Remo Faieta, Ph.D. Tourist buses are required to drop off ... Proceeding along the wall of the right bank of Arno, we walked in front of elegant palaces, luxurious hotels, and a couple of museums.

The Italian Heritage Tours

The Italian Heritage Tours By: Remo Faieta, Ph. D. Tour guide Remo Faieta, Ph.D. takes you on one of his tours to Italy to see the sites and learn about history, culture, arts, local people, food, and personal stories of fellow travelers. If you are looking for a reason to travel with peace of mind to this magnificent country, learn the language, or even learn more about your heritage, look no further than Faieta’s tour.

The Routledge Companion to Travel Writing

From the sixteenth century, members of Europe's educated elite shared the ideal of an Italian tour, with Rome as its goal, whether their journeys were made for spiritual purposes or whether they took a more secular form, ...

The Routledge Companion to Travel Writing

As many places around the world confront issues of globalization, migration and postcoloniality, travel writing has become a serious genre of study, reflecting some of the greatest concerns of our time. Encompassing forms as diverse as field journals, investigative reports, guidebooks, memoirs, comic sketches and lyrical reveries; travel writing is now a crucial focus for discussion across many subjects within the humanities and social sciences. An ideal starting point for beginners, but also offering new perspectives for those familiar with the field, The Routledge Companion to Travel Writing examines: Key debates within the field, including postcolonial studies, gender, sexuality and visual culture Historical and cultural contexts, tracing the evolution of travel writing across time and over cultures Different styles, modes and themes of travel writing, from pilgrimage to tourism Imagined geographies, and the relationship between travel writing and the social, ideological and occasionally fictional constructs through which we view the different regions of the world. Covering all of the major topics and debates, this is an essential overview of the field, which will also encourage new and exciting directions for study. Contributors: Simon Bainbridge, Anthony Bale, Shobhana Bhattacharji, Dúnlaith Bird, Elizabeth A. Bohls, Wendy Bracewell, Kylie Cardell, Daniel Carey, Janice Cavell, Simon Cooke, Matthew Day, Kate Douglas, Justin D. Edwards, David Farley, Charles Forsdick, Corinne Fowler, Laura E. Franey, Rune Graulund, Justine Greenwood, James M. Hargett, Jennifer Hayward, Eva Johanna Holmberg, Graham Huggan, William Hutton, Robin Jarvis, Tabish Khair, Zoë Kinsley, Barbara Korte, Julia Kuehn, Scott Laderman, Claire Lindsay, Churnjeet Mahn, Nabil Matar, Steve Mentz, Laura Nenzi, Aedín Ní Loingsigh, Manfred Pfister, Susan L. Roberson, Paul Smethurst, Carl Thompson, C.W. Thompson, Margaret Topping, Richard White, Gregory Woods.

The Everything Travel Guide to Italy

At this point, your best bet is to listen carefully to the recommendations of your broker, who will have selected the yachts because she believes they fit with what you have expressed as your ideal vacation. If you are a fan of Italian ...

The Everything Travel Guide to Italy

From the fashionable beaches of Capri to the awe-inspiring ruins of ancient Rome, Italy has something for everyone. This guide will help you get the most out of your trip to this beautiful country. Whether you want to discover the rural beauty of Tuscany, take a gondola ride through Venice, or admire the glory of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, this all-new guide shows you how! Here you'll find the latest on: The best places to stay and dine in every region of Italy Sample itineraries for trips ranging from a day to two months Must-see ruins, museums, and natural wonders Useful Italian words and phrases to make the trip go smoothly A guide to world-famous Italian wine and cuisine Filled with practical tips and exciting travel suggestions, this guide contains all the information you need to plan the Italian vacation of your dreams.

A Perfect Trip to Italy in the Golden Years

This volume concentrates on Italy and the cities of Florence, Venice, Rome, and Tuscany.

A Perfect Trip to Italy   in the Golden Years

When retirees decide to travel in their golden years, most people sign up for a tour where everything is planned for them, including airline tickets, hotels, meals, and sightseeing. What they do not know is that there are many advantages to traveling without a tour guide and a set itinerary. In A Perfect Trip to Italy—in the Golden Years, author and avid traveler Sharon Wilson shares practical tips and advice for those who want to make travel a real adventure without worrying about where they will sleep, eat, or catch the next bus or train. This volume concentrates on Italy and the cities of Florence, Venice, Rome, and Tuscany. Wilson outlines useful information for choosing the right travel companion, planning the itinerary, preparing for departure with passport and money, and arranging day trips. She also includes an Italian food vocabulary, a list of useful words and phrases, packing tips, and sample recipes. A Perfect Trip to Italy—in the Golden Years shows that enjoyable travel is still possible over sixty when the joints and bones are aching—neither age nor arthritis need be an obstacle.

Language and the Grand Tour

The Romantic ideal of Italy inspired much of the pro-unification ideology about the country circulating in Europe. The spirit of unification was beginning to find its way into the most liberal quarters in England, too, ...

Language and the Grand Tour

Language is still a relatively under-researched aspect of the Grand Tour. This book offers a comprehensive introduction enriched by the amusing stories and vivid quotations collected from travellers' writings, providing crucial insights into the rise of modern vernaculars and the standardisation of European languages.

Frommer s Northern Italy s Best Loved Driving Tours

Frommer s Northern Italy s Best Loved Driving Tours

Frommer's Driving Tours are packed with detailed, color-coded maps and stunning full-color photographs. Each guide outlines dozens of driving tour options and then helps you plan your route with exact directions, distances, and driving times. You'll see all the top sights and then have the flexibility to discover the hidden pleasures of each destination -- our suggested routes include scenic detours and stops for spectacular views, easy walks, shopping, dining, and fun breaks for travelers with children. We'll show you how to enjoy some of the world's most spectacular drives! This first edition of Frommer's Northern Italy's Best-Loved Driving Tours guides you and your car through several different regions -- including the areas along and around Lake Maggiore; the Lakes of Varese and Lake Lugano; Lake Como; Bergamo, Brescia, and Lake Iseo; Lake Garda, and The Veneto. It features: 25 distinctive, easy-to-use itineraries More than 100 beautiful full-color maps and photos Recommendations on the best hotels and the restaurants along each route Exact directions, distances, and driving times for each route All the sights along the way -- with highlights for history buffs, nature lovers, and families traveling with kids Sceneic side trips, special moments, and recommended walks Detailed, accurate full-color route-planning maps Whether you're seeking the vineyards of Franciacorta, the paintings of the Convent of the Annunziata, or simply want to explore this beautiful region, Frommer's Northern Italy's Best-Loved Driving Tours is the only guide you'll need to see the best of Northern Italy by car.

The 500 Best Ways for Teens to Spend the Summer

PARTICIPANTS Average Number of Participants : 10 For Participants Aged : 17-19 The Ideal Candidate : Anyone interested ... students study and travel to see some of Italy's best works of art and architecture - in Florence , Venice , Rome ...

The 500 Best Ways for Teens to Spend the Summer

Suggests varied summer programs with destinations throughout the world for college-bound teens, and includes tips on choosing a program and advice for parents or guardians.

Lonely Planet Italy s Best Trips

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet’s Italy’s Best Trips.

Lonely Planet Italy s Best Trips

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet’s Italy’s Best Trips. Featuring 40 amazing road trips, plus up-to-date advice on the destinations you’ll visit along the way, you can stroll Rome’s romantic lanes or take in the majesty of the Dolomites – all with your trusted travel companion. Jump in the car, turn up the tunes, and hit the road! Inside Lonely Planet’s Italy’s Best Trips: Lavish colour and gorgeous photography throughout Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests Get around easily - easy-to-read, full-colour route maps and detailed directions Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Useful features - including Stretch Your Legs, Detours, Link Your Trip Covers Rome, Venice, Pompeii, Dolomites, Cinque Terre, Florence, Amalfi Coast, Lake Como, Valle d'Aosta, Tuscany, Milan, Piedmont, Italian Riviera, Abruzzo, Umbria, Emilia-Romagna, Naples, Puglia, Sardinia, Sicily, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Italy’s Best Trips is perfect for exploring Italy by road and discovering sights that are more accessible by car. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. ‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times ‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveler's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia)

Lonely Planet Italy s Best Trips

WHY THIS IS A CLASSIC TRIP DUNCAN GARWOOD, WRITER The best Italian wine I've ever tasted was a Brunello di Montalcino. I bought it directly from a producer after a tasting in the Val d'Orcia and it was a revelation.

Lonely Planet Italy s Best Trips

Discover the freedom of open roads while touring Italy with Lonely Planet's Italy's Best Trips, your passport to up-to-date advice on uniquely encountering Italy via l'auto. Featuring 38 amazing road trips, you can weave along the precarious Amalfi Coast or relish a sunny drive in Tuscan hills, all with your trusted travel companion.

The Grand Tour in Italy 1700 1800

The ideal of eighteenth century Italian travel was not so far removed from the Renaissance ideal as some historians have supposed . George Turnbull in the preface to A Treatise of Ancient Painting ( 1740 ) reminds us that ancient ...

The Grand Tour in Italy  1700 1800


The Legacy of the Grand Tour

Chomley's acceptance of a “Downward Path,” contrasted to the ideal of the Grand Tour, illuminates the persistent impact of the educational journey on twentieth-century Australian travelers; her peculiar Italian behavior interrogates her ...

The Legacy of the Grand Tour

The topos of the journey is one of the oldest in literature, and even in this age of packaged tours and mediated experience, it still remains one of the most compelling. This volume examines the ways in which the legacy of the Grand Tour is still evident in works of travel and literature. From its aristocratic origins and the permutations of sentimental and romantic travel to the age of tourism and globalization, the Grand Tour still influences the destinations tourists choose and shapes the ideas of culture and sophistication that surround the act of travel. The essays in this collection examine a wide variety of literature—travel, memoir, and fiction—and explore the ways travel and ideas of “culture” have evolved since the heyday of the Grand Tour in the 18th century. The sites of the Grand Tour remain a powerful cultural draw, and they continue to define ideas of taste and learning for those who visit them.

Tampa Bay Magazine

BEST ITALIAN CUISINE tOur readers agree with us once again. II Capriccio in Palm Harbor brings us the real taste of Italy with its authentic recipes. BEST JAPANESE CUISINE tOur readers said it was a tie between Tampa's and Clearwater's ...

Tampa Bay Magazine

Tampa Bay Magazine is the area's lifestyle magazine. For over 25 years it has been featuring the places, people and pleasures of Tampa Bay Florida, that includes Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg. You won't know Tampa Bay until you read Tampa Bay Magazine.

Frommer s Italy s Best Loved Driving Tours

Italy's Best Kept Secret Italy's Best Kept Secret The Northern Marches In the 15th. RECOMMENDED WALKS To the north of Ascoli Piceno , beyond its walls , is the valley of the River Tronto , a pleasant area for walks and picnics - ideal ...

Frommer s Italy s Best Loved Driving Tours

Everything You Need to See the Best of Italy by Car! Let Frommer's Take You To: The leaning tower of Pisa and the ruins of Pompeii Olive groves, ancient hill towns, and Roman country retreats The legendary beauty of pastoral Tuscany and the vineyards of the gentle Veneto Florence, cradle of the Renaissance The hidden charms of Ancona and the Marches region The heel of the boot: Grecian ruins, Byzantine cathedrals, and port towns 25 distinctive, easy-to-use itineraries--all fully illustrated with beautiful full-color photos And much, much more! Inside You'll Find: 25 distinctive, easy-to-use itineraries--all fully illustrated with beautiful full-color photos Tips on the best hotels and restaurants along each route Exact directions, distances, and driving times for each route All the sights along the way-- with highlights for history buffs, nature lovers, and families traveling with kids Scenic side trips, special moments, and recommended walks Detailed, accurate full-color route-planning maps

Under Eastern Eyes

A Comparative History of East European Travel Writing on Europe Wendy Bracewell, Alex Drace-Francis ... The ideal of the Italian tour, with Rome as its goal, was something shared by the educated Catholic and Protestant elite across ...

Under Eastern Eyes

Twelve studies explicitly developed to elaborate on travel writing published in book form by east Europeans travelling in Europe from ca. 1550 to 2000. How did east Europeans have positioned themselves with relation to the notion of Europe, and how has the genre of travel writing served as a means of exploring and disseminating these ideas?

50 Places in Rome Florence and Venice Every Woman Should Go

Whatever your mood or budget, whether it's your first or 21st visit to Italy, 50 Places in Rome, Florence, and Venice Every Woman Should Go opens the door to extraordinary experiences that fully immerse travelers in the beautiful, ...

50 Places in Rome  Florence and Venice Every Woman Should Go

Following the critically acclaimed 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, Susan Van Allen adds new gems to her selection of the best spots for female travelers in Italy's most popular cities, (Rome, Florence, and Venice), along with enticing Golden Day itineraries to make vacation dreams come true. Like a savvy traveler girlfriend whispering in your ear, she guides readers to masterpieces where women are glorified — from Rome's Pieta to Florence's Birth of Venus, best spots for wine tasting, chocolate, and gelato, artisan shopping experiences to meet leather craftsmen or glass blowers, and places for adventures — from rolling pasta to rowing like a gondolier. Plus, there are fresh, practical tips, giving readers insider's secrets for what to pack, the best places to get their hair styled, and how to bargain for souvenirs. Whatever your mood or budget, whether it's your first or 21st visit to Italy, 50 Places in Rome, Florence, and Venice Every Woman Should Go opens the door to extraordinary experiences that fully immerse travelers in the beautiful, fascinating, and delicious pleasures of the Bel Paese.