Frommer's Italy 2013 (Frommer's Color Complete)
Eleonora Baldwin, Stephen Keeling
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- Insider advice on avoiding the crowds as you explore some of Italy's greatest gems, from the Uffizi in Florence to the Vatican Museum in Rome, and from the ruins at Pompeii to Venice's St. Mark's basilica. Plus tips for navigating the country's lovely but less-traveled corners, like the Marches, the Dolomites, and even Sardinia.
- Where to find the absolute best seafood in Venice, the loveliest vineyards in Tuscany, the tastiest pizza in Naples, and, of course, the finest gelato that Italy has to offer.
- Insightful commentary on Italy's dazzling array of art and architectural masterpieces, from Michelangelo's statue of David to the glories of St. Peter's in Rome.
- Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.
- Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
- User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.
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streets less expensive than in central Rome, and street crime isn’t much of a problem. PARIOLI Rome’s most elegant residential section, Parioli is framed by the green spaces of the Villa Borghese to the south and the Villa Glori and Villa Ada to the north. It’s a setting for some of the city’s finest restaurants, hotels, and nightclubs. It’s not exactly central, however, and it can be a hassle if you’re dependent on public transportation. Parioli lies adjacent to Prati but across the Tiber to
also a 24-hour G. Eastman Dental Hospital at Viale Regina Elena 287B ( 06-844831; Metro: Policlinico). Doctors Call the U.S. Embassy at 06-46741 for a list of doctors who speak English. All big hospitals have a 24-hour first-aid service (go to the emergency room, pronto soccorso). You’ll find Englishspeaking doctors at the privately run Salvator Mundi International Hospital, Viale delle Mura Gianicolensi 67 ( 06-588961; bus: 75). For medical assistance, the International Medical Center is on
service. In room: A/C, TV, hair dryer, Wi-Fi (18€ per 24 hr.). Royal Court This winner lies in a restored Liberty-style palace a short walk from the Termini. The hotel evokes a tranquil, elegantly decorated private town house. Some of the superior rooms offer Jacuzzis in their bathrooms, but all units feature well-maintained-and-designed bathrooms with tub/shower 163 combinations. The superior rooms also come with small balconies opening onto cityscapes. Even the standard doubles are
guests are housed on the second floor of an early-20th-century building. Rich fabrics and cherry-colored wood make this hotel a winner, that and its comfortably furnished midsize to spacious bedrooms. A major asset of the inn is the personal attention provided for each guest. Guests find a complimentary map of Rome in their bedrooms. Via Cavour 295, 00184 Roma. www.nicolasinn.com. 06-97618483. 4 units. 100€–180€ double. Rates include continental breakfast. No credit cards. Parking 30€. Metro: