Discover the Italian knack for la dolce vita.
Whether you want to explore the evocative ruins of an ancient empire, traverse Tuscany's vineyard-cloaked hills, or simply sip espresso and watch the world go by, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Italy has to offer.
From erupting volcanoes to magnificent coastal scenery, this breathtaking country is rich in natural beauty. And with more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than anywhere else on Earth, there is no better place to experience the glories of European art and architecture. Of course, Italy is not only a sumptuous feast for the eyes; famous for some of the world's finest food and wine, the country's vibrant gastronomic traditions differ from one town to the next.
Our newly updated guide brings Italy to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights, trusted travel advice, detailed breakdowns of all the must-see sights, photographs on practically every page, and our hand-drawn illustrations which place you inside the country's iconic buildings and neighbourhoods. We've also worked hard to make sure our information is as up-to-date as possible following the COVID-19 outbreak.
our pick of Italy's must-sees, top experiences and hidden gems
the best spots to eat, drink, shop and stay
detailed maps and walks which make navigating the country easy
expert advice: get ready, get around and stay safe
colour-coded chapters to every part of Italy, from Venice to Rome, Sicily to Sardinia
our new lightweight format, so you can take it with you wherever you go
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