Escorted tours are highly regimented and expensive averaging $300-$500 per person per day excluding airfare. Bob Kaufman knows. For over 30 years he ran National Travel Vacations, Inc. a tour operator who offered escorted tours on contract to travel agents. If you don't want to be told that you must be on the bus at 8 AM, and that you have only one hour to shop in Venice, this book is for you. If you don't want to feel stressed out driving in a strange country, where everyone drives exceptionally fast, this book is for you. If you like waking up when you want, eating when you want and spending as much time as you want on each sight, this book will show you how to do it. Bob Kaufman's "Italy The Best Places to See by Rail" is the essential book you need to plan an in-expensive rail tour of Italy travelling on the newest state-of-the-art ultra-modern high-speed trains. The book is made for seniors and the younger generations, who are not comfortable or care not to take escorted tours or drive in a foreign country. For seniors, the book is easier to read because it is printed in a larger and bold type than normal travel books. The author outlines five major itineraries which include: Rome, Florence, Venice, the Lakes District (Como, Maggiore and Lugano), and an over the Alps option on the world famous Bernina Express, the Amalfi Coast and Sicily. Kaufman describes each itinerary and just how to plan it. Sicily is further broken down into day trips from Palermo and the Taormina areas. Day trips from Florence to Pisa, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano and the Cinque Terre are described in detail. The author has a full chapter devoted to hotels near the train stations so you don't have to walk more than 10-15 minutes to your hotel. He even explains how to evaluate and choose each hotel along the way. The book is easy to read (it's Kaufman's second book) and chuck full of information needed to plan your in-expensive rail trip including websites on how to obtain your rail and attraction tickets for the Coliseum and Sistine Chapel and more. This will save you hours of time and money on the internet. Kaufman includes: tables, maps an index of section headings, places of interest, hotels and recommended restaurants from almost thirty trips to this beautiful country. His second book on travel, "SPAIN The Best Places to See by Rail is due out in 2020." Use this book for planning, and take it along with you and a good tour book of Italy and you will not be disappointed with your vacation. Do take a look at the reviews on the rear cover of this book.
The Rough Guide to Tuscany and Umbria is the ultimate handbook to one of Italy's most spectacular and culturally rich regions. Features include: bull; Full-colour section introducing the region's highlights. bull; Detailed accounts of every sight, from the monuments of Florence, Siena and Assisi to ancient Etruscan ruins. bull; In-the-know reviews of the best places to eat, drink and stay, at all prices. bull; Practical tips on a host of activities, from attending the Spoleto Festival to walking in the Monti Sibillini. bull; Revealing background on a huge range of topics, including St Francis, the Pazzi Conspiracy and Umbrian truffles. bull; Maps and plans for every region.
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