Item description for Sicily: A Complete Guide to the Island, Its Towns, Monuments, and Incomparable Landscapes (Heritage Guides) by Touring Club of Italy...
For over 100 years, Touring Club of Italy has been regarded as Italy's foremost publisher of guidebooks and maps. Written by a uniquely qualified editorial board of specialists, many of whom are respected art and architecture historians, TCI's comprehensive guide to Sicily provides travelers with unparalleled information on one of Italy's most popular tourist destinations. The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily offers an exceptional wealth of history and art, set in a landscape of remarkable intensity and variety. An overview of the island's geography and history is followed by an exploration of its cities and sights, divided into ten chapters focusing on different regions within the island. The book features 29 excursions starting from the capital, Palermo, and traveling along the coast, to outlying islands, and through the interior. Each itinerary is packed with archaeological sites, museums, examples of baroque architecture, and descriptions of numerous other cultural attractions. Meticulously drawn street plans, road maps, and plans of archaeological sites help travelers plan their routes. Throughout the book, fascinating tidbits bring to life the island's many-layered history. Also included are practical travel tips, useful addresses, and a large detachable map. This edition contains 20 percent new material, including over 200 color photos and an all-new introduction geared toward American travelers.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.6" Width: 4.6" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Mar 26, 2003
Publisher Touring Club of Italy
ISBN 8836527477 ISBN13 9788836527472
Reviews - What do customers think about Sicily: A Complete Guide to the Island, Its Towns, Monuments, and Incomparable Landscapes (Heritage Guides)?
So-So Aug 16, 2005
I didn't really use this book very much -- It was accurate, but very dry and the book only describes locations by their Italian names without reference to how it is pronounced in English which made it difficult to use.
Looks good in print! Jul 25, 2005
I like the format and content of this guide. It seems to cover the most important sites and details of many Sicilian towns and cities that I will visit in Feb '06. I look forward to taking it with me and trying it out!
Wonderfully Informative Aug 31, 2000
This guide is extremely helpful in planning a trip to Sicily. It is also an excellent source of information for anyone interested in the beautiful island and its culture.
Many already popular attractions are covered as well as some lesser known ones. For a traveler seeking to get off the "beaten path" this guide will offer some good ideas on where to find less popular, but equally beautiful, areas of the island.
The extensive history of the island and its towns will appeal to history buffs and make the trip much more interesting.
This guide is a wonderful addition to any Sicily lover's library. Through its fascinating text and pictures, a new appreciation for this culturally rich island will be formed.