This title uncovers the bewitching, unspoiled 'green heart of Italy'; visits magnificent Assisi, home of St Francis; explores medieval Gubbio, a gem to rival even Siena; delights in the extraordinary Renaissance treasures of Spoleto; discovers the traditions and festivals of Perugia and Orvieto; and bounds up the Tiber Valley, taking in fine wines and the best olive oil in the world along the way.It offers a dynamic new two-colour layout for easy navigation. It features new magazine style, combining stunning photography, tailored itineraries and a personal take on the country. It offers clear, newly-designed two-colour maps throughout for increased ease of use. It offers the only guides with full-colour touring maps of the whole region. The title offers extensive listings of hotels and restaurants - all personally recommended for a really local flavour; Top Don't Miss sights for each regional chapter, plus Author Choices of personal favourite places to stay and eat.
Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls are passionate about Europe and have written over 40 books for Cadogan, including many in the flagship Italy series. They have lived all over Europe, but are currently settled in an idyllic farmhouse surrounded by vineyards in the Lot Valley, France.
1) Introduction; 2) History; 3) Topics; 4) Food and Drink; 5) Planning Your Trip; 6) Practical A-Z; 7) Peruglia, Lake Trasimeno and Assisi; 10) Northern Umbria; 11) The Valle Umbra: Spello to Spoleto; 12) The Tiber Valley: Todi, Orvieto, Amelia; 13) The Valnerina: Narni to Norcia; 14) Language; 15) Glossary; 16) Chronology; 17) Further Reading; 18) Index; 19) Colour Touring.