The classic itinerary that forms the heart of this guidebook—Rome, Florence, and Venice—showcases three of the world’s most magical destinations. The highlights are legendary: In Rome, thrill to the ruins of the Roman Forum, best reached by first ascending the Capitoline steps designed by Michelangelo; the treasures of the Vatican; the elegant bones of the once-mighty Colosseum; and the Pantheon, designed by Hadrian in the 2nd century. In Florence, Michelangelo’s David stands tall in the Accademia Museum, and the Ufizzi and the Pitti Palace are packed with priceless art. In Venice, float on the canal on a gondola or watch the world go by from a cafe seat on the Piazza San Marco. Italy can support a lifetime of travel, but our Easy Guide approach gives you all the tools you need to make your trip as pleasurable and uncomplicated as possible. Buon Viaggio!