Back Roads Northern and Central Italy (Paperback)

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"DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Back Roads Northern & Central Italy" takes you away from the main roads to beautiful villages and picturesque landscapes. This full-color travel guide uses in-depth local knowledge to create driving tours full of original ideas for activities, off-the-beaten-track stops, and authentic places to eat and to stay.

The itineraries include guided walks through historic towns and unspoiled countryside, as well as practical information for each drive, including the rules of the road, detailed maps, clear driving instructions, road conditions and the length of the drive. You'll also find information such as the opening hours of restaurants and attractions, plus a range of activities and tips on buying local crafts and produce.

"DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Back Roads Northern & Central Italy" has a pull-out road map for easy navigation between drives and all the practical information you need on your way to experiencing the charm of Italy.

About the Author

Hi, I'm Kate Hughes and this is a little bit of information about me! I was born in Worcester, but as my dad was a soldier, I spent the first few years of my life travelling to various places such as Germany and Malta. Finally my family settled down in Derbyshire, and apart from a few years away at college, this is where I have stayed! As well as being a primary school teacher for over 20 years, I am a mum of three girls which keeps me pretty busy. My poor husband is completely outnumbered by females in our house, so it was good news when we found out that our cat wasn't a 'Maisy', but in actual fact was a 'Toby'! My writing started years ago when I first started teaching; I used to produce scripts for the drama club to perform. However, it is only recently that I have decided to take it seriously. I recently had a couple of stories printed in my local paper which was fabulous! Up until then I had never seen my words published! When I'm not tapping away on my netbook, I quite like to ignore the housework and do something more interesting! I enjoy cycling whilst listening to various 80's and 90's tunes and I love baking cakes. My cherry scones are a particular favourite in our house. 'Mr Brown's Suitcase' was my debut novel. When I started writing it I intended it as an older children's book, but I have been pleasantly surprised that adults enjoy it too! I have just finished the 'Toby and Red' books which are based on my snooty black cat and his ginger friend next door. I hope both children and cat lovers will enjoy them!

After a degree in Anthropology and working in adult education, Gillian Price travelled through Asia and trekked the Himalaya. Eventually settling in Venice, she now works as a freelance travel writer. Gillian is steadily exploring all the mountain ranges and flatter parts of Italy, and has produced a series of outstanding guides for Cicerone. She is an active member of the Italian Alpine Club CAI and Mountain Wilderness.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780756672362
ISBN-10: 0756672368
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Publication Date: April 16th, 2012
Pages: 264
Language: English
Series: DK Eyewitness Travel Back Roads