The birthplace of pizza, a treasure-trove of museums, art galleries, and Roman ruins, Naples is the centerpiece of the National Geographic Traveler: Naples & Southern Italy, now being republished in a fully updated edition. Esteemed travel writer Tim Jepson helps you explore the best of this region's long-standing capital, then heads to Pompeii and Herculaneium, the sublime Amalfi Coast, and exquisite offshore islands, the most fabled being Capri. The Abruzzo, high on exceptional mountain scenery; Puglia, filled with the unusual trulli; Basilicata; Campania; and Calabria are also part of the tour, with excursions including Sicily and Sardinia, two fascinating islands whose rich art, culture, language, and history are fiercely separate from those of mainland Italy.
As in the entire Traveler series, popular features include mapped walking and driving tours (a drive through Romanesque Puglia, for example); insightful two-page descriptions of specific aspects of history and culture (trulli, the Mafia); exquisite three-dimensional drawings (including a beautiful layout of Pompeii); an extensive introduction to the region's history and culture; as well as a robust section on practical information, including how to travel around southern Italy, the author's pick of hotels and restaurants in a variety of price ranges, and a compendium of entertainment, shopping, and activities.
Tim Jepson has been a passionate and lifelong devotee of Italy. Since graduating from Oxford, he has spent long periods of time living and traveling in the country and five years as a writer and journalist in Rome. Over the years he has written 15 books on the country, as well as numerous articles for the Daily Telegraph, Vogue, Conde Nast Traveller (U.K.), and other publications. He wrote the National Geographic Traveler: Italy, the National Geographic Traveler: Florence & Tuscany, the National Geographic Traveler: Piedmont & Northwest Italy, and the National Geographic Traveler: Sicily. Tim has also worked on Italian programs for the BBC and commercial television.
The award-winning National Geographic Traveler has been enhanced with engaging new features and a contemporary redesign. Each guide begins with an introduction that enables you to sample a bit of the culture, history, and attractions before you go and plan the trip based on your own interests and length of stay.
Immerse yourself in active, in-country "Experiences" and "Off-the-Beaten-Path Excursions" you won't find anywhere else.
Other new features, such as "Insider Tips" from National Geographic photographers, writers, and experts, and "Not-To-Be-Missed" lists ensure that each visit will be memorable.
The guides' design has been simplified, opened up, and enhanced with easy-to-read tinted sections. Gorgeous color photographs, high-quality maps, and the popular walking and driving tours are still highlights of our crisp, new look.