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A robust best-seller in its 2014 version, it is a completely revised and up to date advisor to 1 of travel's most well liked locations. Its authors have received awards for his or her previous therapy of Tuscany (in a smaller quantity) and right here commit their abilities to the 3 broader parts that almost all viewers decide to stopover at. yet within the effortless consultant culture, they do not try and be aware thousands of inns, eating places, museums and outlets, yet a smaller, extra doable quantity that they like. The reader advantages.

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It’s one of the most richly stocked museums in Italy, displaying works by Bellini, Carpaccio, Giorgione, Titian, and Tintoretto. See p. 210. Galleria Borghese, Rome: Housed amid the frescoes and decor of a 1613 palace in the heart of the Borghese Gardens, this gem of a building is merely the backdrop for its collections, which include masterpieces of baroque sculpture by a young Bernini and Canova, and paintings by Caravaggio and Raphael. See p. 89. Santa Maria della Scala, Siena: The building is as much the star as the artworks.

After time out for lunch, begin your assault on the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Even if your kids don’t like art museums, they will probably gawk at the grandeur. Later in the day head for the Spanish Steps (a good spot for some upscale souvenir shopping; see p. 85) before wandering over to the Trevi Fountain. Give the kids coins to toss into the fountain, which is said to ensure their return to Rome—perhaps when they are older and can better appreciate the city’s many more artistic attractions.

Below we’ve cited a few of the best Italian wines around Venice, Rome, and Florence. Rest assured that there are hundreds more, and you’ll have a great time sampling them to find your own favorites. Sometimes you don’t want the marquee labels: A pitcher of the local vino della casa (house wine) to wash down lunch in a trattoria can be a delight. Tuscany: Tuscan red wines rank with some of the finest in world. Sangiovese is the king of grapes here, and chianti from the hills south of Florence is the most widely known sangiovese wine.

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