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New Arrivals:The Amalfi Coast, Naples and Southern Italy, 3rd Edition
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The Amalfi Coast, Naples and Southern Italy, 3rd Edition

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Go on a drive along the Amalfi Coast, a boat trip to Capri and the islands, a walk through old Naples, and visit the Trulli houses of Puglia with author Tim Jepson, renowned expert on Italian travel.

Opening chapters give readers practical advice on planning your trip and explains the city and its surrounds in the context of its rich history and culture, its arts, and, of course, its cuisine. Subsequent chapters take readers to the gorgeous and historic Amalfi Coast and its islands and through the storied city of Naples, followed by visits to Vesuvius, Puglia, Calabria and Basilicata, and Sicily and Sardinia. Contemporary editorial features and experiential sidebars highlight every aspect of life in the south of Italy, and offer a wide range of activities for the traveler to seek out: Take a walk through old Naples, explore underground Naples, learn more about pizzas and pizzerias, take a Romanesque Puglia drive, journey through the Sila Mountains, and learn the truth about the Mafia in Sicily.


  • Softcover
  • 240 pages; 100 color photographs
  • 5 1/4" x 8 7/16"
  • © 2017

Author Bio

Tim Jepson is a passionate and lifelong devotee of Italy who speaks fluent Italian and spent five years as a writer and journalist in Rome. Since graduating from Oxford, he has written some 20 books on the country including several titles for National Geographic, as well as numerous articles for the Daily Telegraph, Vogue, Condé Nast Traveler, and other publications. Jepson has worked on Italian programs for the BBC and commercial television and is a favorite National Geographic Expert on the Inside Italy tours offered by National Geographic Expeditions.