Readers go on a drive along the Amalfi Coast; a boat trip to Capri and the islands; a walk through old Naples; and visit the Trulli houses of Puglia. Author Tim Jepson is a renowned expert on Italian travel. Opening chapters give readers practical advice on planning your trip and explains the city and its surrounds in the context of its rich history and culture, its arts, and, of course, its cuisine. Subsequent chapters take readers to the gorgeous and historic Amalfi Coast and its islands and through the storied city of Naples, followed by visits to Vesuvius, Puglia, Calabria and Basilicata, and Sicily and Sardinia. Contemporary editorial features and experiential sidebars highlight every aspect of life in the south of Italy, and offer a wide range of activities for the traveler to seek out: Take a walk through old Naples; explore underground Naples; learn more about pizzas and pizzerias; take a drive along the Amalfi Coast, take a Romanesque Puglia drive, and visit the Trulli houses of Puglia; drive through the Sila Mountains and learn the truth about the Mafia in Sicily.
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