Sous le soleil brûlant de Toscane ondoient des vallées sublimes, des vignes et des oliveraies, des paysages dignes de cartes postales où se nichent des cités centenaires, des villas rurales et des fermes des contadini. Nous avons sélectionné les plus beaux exemples de cette architecture paisible et chaleureuse pour donner à voir et à ressentir le mode de vie toscan.
Marchez dans les pas de Michel-Ange jusqu'à l'Eremo Santa Maria Maddalena, un ermitage médiéval perché dans les contreforts d'Arezzo. Piquez une tête dans la piscine californienne de Roberto Budini Gattai, l'architecte qui a transformé une modeste maison de vigneron en un incroyable hommage à David Hockney. Rafraîchissez-vous dans les chambres carrelées de la villa Villoresi, où la légende veut que l'épouse de Dante ait trouvé refuge pendant l'exil du poète, au début du XIVe siècle.
Ce recueil présente les intérieurs et demeures les plus remarquables de la région, avec des légendes éclairantes et des doubles pages fascinantes. Entre architecture contemporaine et artisanat traditionnel, céramique minimaliste et mobilier décadent, vous découvrirez toutes les teintes naturelles, gorgées de soleil, typiques de la Toscane.
This series of primers prepares travellers for the food scene in each country (the series will include books on Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan, Mexico, France, Italy).
They will cover ingredients and cooking techniques to expect, how and where to experience the classic dishes, local customs to be aware of, what etiquette dos and don'ts to note and anything else that will help first-time food-loving visitors get the most from their trip.
For every traveller wanting to brush up on restaurant etiquette or which local customs and ingredients to expect, Lonely Planet's new Eat series has the answer. Launching simultaneously with Italy, Japan and Vietnam, this series of primers prepares travellers for the food scene in each country, covering how, when and where to eat, etiquette dos and don'ts, and what classic dishes to try.
In-depth background on local food and traditions Practical info on popular food neighbourhoods The visually appealing layout will help first-time food lovers get the most from their trip To help you feel prepared for the Italian food scene we'll cover how, when and where to eat, and what classic regional specialties are a must try. We'll also tell you exactly what not to do to avoid looking like an ignorant tourist - whether it's ordering a cappuccino after 11am, using a spoon to twirl your pasta or asking for parmesan on a fish dish.
Few countries can rival Italy's wealth of riches. Its historic cities boast iconic monuments and masterpieces at every turn, its food is imitated the world over and its landscape is a majestic patchwork of snow-capped peaks, plunging coastlines, lakes and remote valleys. Special features include:
40 amazing road trips ;
Inspirational trip ideas ;
See it like a local ;
Road trips made easy ;
Home to many of the world's greatest works of art, architecture and gastronomy, Italy elates, inspires and moves like no other. With special features:
Rome pull-out map.
Food & wine tours.
Roman Forum and Pompeii in 3D.
Vatican Museums in detail.
Italy's largest sea port is indefatigably contradictory, full at once of grandeur, squalor, sparkling light and deep shade. The city's oncetatty port area now hosts museums and a number of eating and drinking options. Its old town, too, has had its own far more organic revitalisation, with a bright new crop of fashionable shops, restaurants and bars lighting the way.
Special features include:
Pull-out city map.
Full-colour pocket-sized guidebook.
The best walking tours.
With its lyrical landscapes, world-class art and a superb cucina contadina (farmer's kitchen), the Tuscan experience is perfectly in symbiosis with the land. Special features include:
Illustrated driving tours ;
Stretch your legs features ;
Pull-out map ;
Eternal crossroads of the Mediterranean, the gorgeous island of Sicily continues to seduce travellers with its dazzling diversity of landscapes and cultural treasures. Special features include:
How to eat & drink like a local.
Advice for travel with children.
Formed at the end of the last ice age, and a popular holiday spot since Roman times, the lakes have an enduring, beguiling beauty.
Detailed driving tours.
Inspirational images throughout.
Villas & gardens feature.
Italy's peeling, sun-bleached south is the country at its most ancient, soulful and sensual. Down here, the ruins are older, the lunches longer, and the landscapes wilder and more intense. Special features include:
Pompeii in 3D ;
Eat & drink like a local ;
The southern way of life ;
Art & architecture;
Proudly safeguarding some of the world's most glorious art, architecture and gastronomy, Italy is a country that inspires and excites. And with local tradition firmly intact in its 20 different regions, variety is clearly the enticing spice of Italian life.
Packed with inspirational images ;
Itineraries & planning information ;
Italy's best sights and experiences ;
Introducing two beautiful photo-rich hardbacks for the traveller who can't get enough of the United States or Italy.
Part of the new Experience Guide series, these books are built around the themes of landscapes and wildlife, food and drink, history, arts and culture.
Armchair readers or well-travelled connoisseurs - this book will appeal to people who are in love with or intrigued by the destination.
- Covers over 90 authentic, iconic and surprising experiences stretching across each country.
- Multiple ways to navigate each book either thematically, geographically or by interest.
- Features hundreds of stunning photos.
The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Venice and the Veneto will lead you straight to the best attractions Venice and the Veneto has to offer. The guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of Venice's stunning architecture, plus 3D aerial views of the key districts to explore on foot. You'll find detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets in this fully updated and expanded guide, plus insider tips on everything from where to find the best markets and nightspots to great attractions for children.
The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Venice and the Veneto also includes in-depth coverage of all the unforgettable sights and comes complete with a free pull-out city map, clearly marked with sights from the guidebook and an easy-to-use street index. The map has detailed street views of all the key areas, plus there are transport maps and information on how to get around Venice, and there's even a chart showing the distances between major sights for walkers.
The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Venice and the Veneto shows you what others only tell you.