Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Unforgettable art, heavenly villages, dream cities--there are so many reasons to visit Italy that deciding where to go and what to do can be a bit overwhelming. Fodor's Essential Italy takes the guesswork out of choosing the perfect Italian experiences by compiling the top choices chosen by Fodor's Italy-based experts. This travel guide includes: - Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information- Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks- Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what's off the beaten path- In-depth breakout features on The Sistine Ceiling, The Cinque Terre, and Tuscan wine- Coverage of Rome, Between Rome and Florence, Florence, Emilia-Romagna and the Veneto, and Venice Planning to focus on Rome? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Rome.