Back Roads Northern & Central Italy by DK

By DK

Scenic routes, captivating motels, actual local food… Take a trip during the again roads of northern and primary Italy to find the area's genuine soul and beauty.

DK Eyewitness again Roads Northern and important Italy using holiday consultant will take you through scenic routes to find captivating Italian villages, neighborhood eating places, and intimate areas to stick. Twenty-five themed drives, each one lasting one to 5 days, exhibit breathtaking perspectives, hidden gemstones, and real neighborhood reports which could basically be found by means of road.

Each journey is bursting with insider wisdom and loaded with principles for various actions, from brief walks and longer hikes to days at a spa, wine excursions, biking journeys, swimming in secluded Italian lakes, and extra. in the meantime, the main pleasant, best-value motels and guesthouses and fascinating eating places focusing on nearby produce were chosen by means of specialist authors.

Full-color all through, with a pull-out map of the whole kingdom for simple navigation among excursions, or even zip code info to be used with a GPS gadget, observe the unforeseen in your using holiday with DK Eyewitness again Roads Northern and crucial Italy.

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In the medieval historic centre, the Romanesque Cattedrale di San Giusto (open daily), dating from the 12th century, has lovely frescoes and a fine campanile. The town is noted, too, for its shops full of gourmet delights. has works by Gilbert and George and Jeff Koons, while Maurizio Cattelan’s stuffed horse is suspended from the ceiling – making a dramatic and inspiring contrast between modern and ancient. zero restaurant. DAY TRIP OPTIONS Baroque architecture tour In Turin 2, see the beauty of the work of the great Baroque architect Filippo Juvarra (1678–1736) in the façade and staircase of the Palazzo EAT AND DRINK SUSA Zizi This shop offers free tastings and low-price local alcoholic beverages.

Above The rugged Valle Maira seen from the road to Elva Below Stream cascading through the lush Valle Varaita EAT AND DRINK SALUZZO La Gargotta del Pellico moderate Located in the historic centre, this excellent restaurant uses quality ingredients for a seasonal menu of traditional Piedmontese food with a twist. The seafood dishes are a highlight. Good wine list and friendly service. it; closed Tue, Wed lunch 0 Elva Cuneo, Piemonte; 12020 There’s plenty of space to stop and admire the awesomely rugged view from the southern side of the Colle di Sampeyre.

Bassura, 12020; 0171 999 159; open Fri evening, Sat & Sun; closed Jan; booking advised CUNEO Osteria della Chiocciola moderate The first-floor restaurant serves great specialities such as ravioli ripieni di castagne (ravioli stuffed with chestnuts) and vitello tonnato (veal in tuna sauce). There’s also a bustling wine bar beneath. Via Fossano 1, 12100; 0171 66277; www. it; closed Sun Arione moderate The local delicacy is Cuneesi al rhum – a kind of bittersweet chocolate truffle made with rum. Ernest Hemingway stopped by to try it in 1954.

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