Lonely Planet Southern Italy (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Southern Italy (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet, Cristian Bonetto, Helena Smith

Language: English

Pages: 296

ISBN: 1742207510

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Southern Italy is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander through Pompeii, a town frozen in time, wake up to the sound of a Neapolitan street market, or gaze at the Mediterranean, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of southern Italy and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Southern Italy Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, religion, art, architecture, politics, cuisine and wine
  • Over 40 maps
  • Coverage of Naples, Pompeii, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Sicily, the Amalfi Coast, Palermo, the Aeolian Islands, the Ionian Coast, Syracuse, Agrigento, Matera, Alberobello, Lecce, Capri, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely P lanet Southern Italy, our most comprehensive guide to Southern Italy, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on a specific destination in Southern Italy? Check out Lonely Planet's Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast guide or Sicily guide for a comprehensive look at what these areas has to offer.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Italy guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Discover Italy, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Cristian Bonetto, Gregor Clark, and Helena Smith.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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Car & Motorcycle Driving is frenetic in the city and best avoided. Use one of the staffed car parks around town (€12 to €20 per day) if your hotel lacks parking. Top of Chapter Around Palermo Just outside Palermo’s city limits, the beach town of Mondello and the dazzling cathedral of Monreale are both worthwhile day trips. Just offshore, Ustica makes a great overnight or weekend getaway. Mondello’s long, sandy beach became fashionable in the 19th century, when people came to the seaside in

Hydrofoils and ferries serve Santa Marina Salina and Rinella from Lipari and the other islands. You’ll find ticket offices in both ports. Bus CITIS ( 090 984 41 50; www.trasportisalina.it) runs buses every 90 minutes in low season (more frequently in summer) from Santa Marina Salina to Lingua and Malfa. In Malfa, make connections for Rinella, Pollara, Valdichiesa and Leni. Fares are €1.80 to €2.50 depending on destination. Timetables are posted at the ports and bus stops. Car, scooter &

through the sidestreet Viale Richard Wagner, costing €3 (including museum admission). Villa Cimbrone GARDEN ( 089 85 80 72; Via Santa Chiara 26; adult/reduced €6/3; 9am-sunset) If Villa Rufolo’s gardens leave you longing for more, the 12th-century Villa Cimbrone has you covered; we’re talking vast views from delightfully ramshackle gardens. The best viewpoint is the Belvedere of Infinity, an awe-inspiring terrace lined with classical-inspired statues and busts. You’ll find it some 600m south of

chandeliered cafe in Lecce’s main square: it has a sumptuous display of cakes. Shui 13 Wine Bar WINE BAR MAP GOOGLE MAP (Via Umberto I 21; 10am-late summer, 10am-3pm & 6pm-midnight winter) A hip and atmospheric wine bar with candlelit outside tables and a range of Puglian wines. Information The centre’s twin main squares are Piazza Sant’Oronzo and Piazza del Duomo, linked by pedestrianised Corso Vittorio Emanuele II. CTS ( 0832 30 18 62; Via Palmieri 89; 9am-1pm daily & 4-7.30pm Sun & Mon)

geography makes it wonderfully photogenic: Italian director, writer and intellectual Pier Paolo Pasolini filmed Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo (The Gospel According to St Matthew) here in 1964. Not a Christian himself, Pasolini set out on an exploration of the life of Christ using the words of the gospel itself. It is visually and conceptually hugely striking, infused with revolutionary spirit and featuring a cast of nonprofessional actors. Forty years later, Mel Gibson came to town to make The

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