Discover Italy with Marco Polo!
This compact, straightforward guide is clearly structured for ease of use. It gets you right to the heart of the country, and provides you with all the latest information and lots of Insider Tips for a thrilling Italian adventure. - Includes a road atlas and an additional pull-out map - Clear, user-friendly structure and layout - Get your bearings with the 'Where to Start' panels and ensure you don't miss out on the key sights using the 'Highlights' section - The 'Best Of' pages feature unique aspects of the country and also suggest places to go for free, tips for things to do when it's raining and good places to relax. Insider Tips and much more besides: Marco Polo enables you to fully experience Italy, from the summits of the Alps to the beaches of the Calabrian tip of the 'boot'. With this Marco Polo guide you'll arrive in the country and know immediately 'where to start'.
Discover what other attractions there are apart from the 'Eternal City' of Rome and the total work of art that is Venice, that in the southern Italian Matera you can now enjoy a fascinating luxury stay in caves once inhabited by the poorest of the poor, and that in Turin's 'Eataly' you can eat (and buy) your way through all the country's bounteous produce. With the Marco Polo Excursions and Tours you can explore Italy along specific planned routes, and the Low Budget tips will help you to save money. The author's Insider Tips encourage you to experience the region in an individual and authentic way, to make the most out of your trip. Don't go on holiday without a Marco Polo guide!
About the Author
Marco Polo was supposedly born in Venetian Republic, in what is now Venice, Italy. There are also stories and various documents which point to his ancestry originating in Korčula, Croatia.
He was a well known trader and an explorer. He recorded his adventures in a book published as The Travels of Marco Polo. The original copies of his works are lost.