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For those who want one exhaustive guide to where they're going, Fodor's new Essential line is the ticket. Fodor's Essential Italy: Rome, Florence, Venice &andamp; the Top Spots in Between packs everything you need for a successful Italian sojourn, including information on dining, lodging, sightseeing; itinerary planning; a language and menu guide; and even overviews of the region's rich legacy of architecture and art. Museums, ruins, cathedrals, coffee shops and scenic walks are given in-depth profiles by locals and accomplished travelers alike. Helpful maps and diagrams are sprinkled throughout, with a full-sized pullout map tucked into to the back cover.