Abruzzo

Weeklong trips in Italy

Book 27
Enrico Massetti Publishing
Free sample

Abruzzo holds a record: environmental laws protect 30 percent of its territory.
No other region in Europe can boast as much. Not without good reason is it known as “the region of parks,” the ideal target for a naturalistic vacation.
There are three national parks, one regional park and many protected sites and nature reserves: in a region like this, it seems natural that the provincial capital is called L’Aquila (‘The Eagle’).
This guide leads you in a visit to Abruzzo, starting from L'Aquila, all the sea resorts, and the National Park.
It covers Abruzzo cuisine, with a section on the specialty Foods of Abruzzo, and lists many regional recipes with active links to the recipe pages. It also contains the local wines.
It includes a comprehensive section on Abruzzo's history, from the historic pre-Roman age, through the landmark Roman era, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque period, and the Modern Age.
It includes color photos and descriptions of the attractions, as well as travel info. P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }
Read more
Collapse

About the author

Enrico Massetti was born in Milano. Now he lives in Washington DC, USA, but he regularly visit his hometown, and enjoys going around all the places in his home country.

Enrico can be reached at enricomassetti@msn.com

 

Read more
Collapse
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Enrico Massetti Publishing
Read more
Collapse
Published on
Apr 13, 2018
Read more
Collapse
Pages
63
Read more
Collapse
ISBN
9781329095953
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Language
English
Read more
Collapse
Genres
Travel / Europe / Italy
Read more
Collapse
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Collapse
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more
Collapse
Eligible for Family Library

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
2019 edition

‘Lake Como’ is a name you will often hear from friends or read in travel blogs if you are planning a vacation in Italy. The third largest lake in Italy is a hit amongst vacationers, and there are plenty of reasons behind it. So, let’s underline everything that you would like to know about the area before reaching a vacation decision.

Where exactly is it?

Lake Como has a glacial origin and is in the region of Lombardy, Italy. Considered as one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy, Como is located between Milan and the border of Switzerland.

Why is it so famous?

Those who are unfamiliar with the charm of Lake Como often wonder why it garners so much attention. Why people fly from all around the world to see just a lake? Well, the answer the query is that Lake Como is not just any lake; it is marked by one of the best properties, natural beauty, mountains, picturesque villages, adventure sports options and, last but not the least, pure luxury of Lake Como holiday villas.

Apart from the cultural heritage of historic villas and waterfront cottages, Lake Como area also offers plenty of scope for outdoor activities like hiking, trekking, and biking. The lake itself provides avenues of kite surfing, sailing, yachting, windsurfing, and fishing. Ladies especially fall in love with the boutiques that mark the place, and men with golfing in Lake Como area.

Who visits Lake Como?

The hot holiday spot is frequented by vacationers from all around the world that crave a quaint, peaceful holiday in the lap of nature. The rich and famous too chose Lake Como to spend time away from the flashlights. Celebrities like Madonna, George Clooney, Gianni Versace, Ronaldinho, Sylvester Stallone, and Richard Branson maintain holiday homes near the shores of the lake. If you too are looking forward to the similar experience, then, Lake Como Villas for rent are readily available.

This guide covers the Lake Como, and the towns of Como, Bellagio, Menaggio, and Varenna, in addition to the one-day trips you can make from one of these towns to Piona, Villa Carlotta, and Villa del Balbianello.

There are extensive descriptions and photos of the attractions.

This guide contains links to the websites of train and navigation companies, so you can check the latest schedule and buy the tickets.

At its most expansive, the Roman Empire stretched from the British Isles to Egypt; Rome was the ancient world's greatest superpower. Roman Architecture: A Visual Guide is an illustrated introduction to the great buildings and engineering marvels of Rome and its empire. Published as a companion volume to Diana E. E. Kleiner's course on Roman Architecture given through Coursera (first offered in January 2014 but based on a class she has long taught at Yale), this enhanced e-book explores not only Rome but also buildings preserved at Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ostia, Tivoli, North Italy, Sicily, France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Jordan, Lebanon, and North Africa. Beginning with the birth of Rome as an Iron Age village, Roman Architecture traces the growth and expansion of the Roman Empire through its cities, which featured civic, religious, commercial, entertainment, and residential districts in the urban setting. A valuable resource for both the student and the traveler, Roman Architecture features over 250 photographs and site plans of the most intriguing and consequential buildings in the Roman Empire. These are presented from the fresh perspective of an author who has journeyed to nearly all of the sites, revealing most of them through her own digital images. In addition, this interactive e-book makes learning about these monuments easier than ever, with handy maps and geolocation links that show you just where the monuments are and, if you're traveling, how to get there. Suitable for the classroom and as a guidebook, Roman Architecture is a fascinating introduction to some of history's most compelling and influential architecture.

The city of Naples, located on the south-western shores of Italy, is the third largest city in the country, and one of the richest regarding history. But despite its incredible past that extends to its first foundations as far back as the 9th Century BC, it is often overlooked by tourists who rarely venture here from nearby Rome. But with so much to offer travelers, it’s about time Naples was given the attention it deserves.

Panoramic Vista

As landscapes and views go, the Bay of Naples is hard to beat. The curvature of the marina extends around the coastline until it meets the towering figure of Mount Vesuvius in the nearby National Park. The sea is beautifully clear, and it’s a well-tended, cared for place. The good looks of the city have lent themselves to the lyrics of songs written about it, with the Neapolitan Torna a Sorrento (Come Back to Sorrento), being one of the most popular.

Museums and Churches of Naples

Naples is a museum in itself, and within the city, boundaries lie many churches, museums and historical sites ready to captivate travelers. The Duomo (cathedral) of San Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples, is one of the most visually spectacular in the region, while the Cappella di Santa Restituta is one of the country’s oldest surviving churches. And for lovers of the Baroque-style architecture, a visit to the church San Giuseppe dei Ruffi is a fascinating visit.

Pizza

Naples is considered to be the birthplace of pizza, with its origins dating back to the 16th Century. The different sauces that top the pizza each have a different story. The Margherita is reported to have been created in 1889 for the then Queen of Italy, Margherita of Savoy. Back then it was just a topping of seasoned tomatoes, but that has since evolved to include white mozzarella cheese and green basil to replicate the colors of the Italian flag.

This guide leads you in a visit to Naples and the islands of Capri, Ischia, and Procida. It also covers the ruins of Pompeii and the Royal Palace of Caserta.

It includes color photos and descriptions of the attractions of all the localities touched, as well as info on Campania’s cuisine and recipes.

It has plenty of practical advice on travel to reach the islands and how to move once you are there.

It is ideal for use on your smartphone as it contains active links to the websites of many reviews for the best-recommended restaurants that are at the location described.

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }
©2020 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.