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Guide Books

dkguidesDorling Kindersley Eyewitness Guides
These thorough guides offer descriptions and photos of the sights and attractions. Separate editions detail Rome, Florence, and Venice while the complete edition covers all of Italy in one volume.


Traveler’s Maps

mapguides1Knopf Mapguides
Each edition of these pocket-size guides feature pop-up street maps. These little booklets will help you take the guesswork out of finding nearby transportation, shops, restaurants, and more. Each Mapguide is updated every year.


Literature & Film

booksmoviesItaly is the setting for many modern novels and films. You may want to prep for your trip by soaking up a selection of the best—rent a copy of “Roman Holiday” with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn, for instance. When the film’s main characters travel through the streets of Rome on a scooter, you can say, “I’ll be there soon!”