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We are small businesses who share Rick Steves' passion for helping tourists to experience Europe with minimal fuss, putting a priority on cultural immersion and contact with locals. As we know one another, after years of being featured in Rick Steves’ Italy Guidebooks, it has occurred to us that by joining forces, we can enhance your travel experience.
We can each say with sincerity that the members of this group will welcome you with open hearts and an open mind-ready both to give of our knowledge and hospitality and to exchange ideas with you over a glass of wine.

Snapshot: Hill Towns of Central Italy

Just what you need for the best of Italy's hill towns; Rick's picks for sights, eating, sleeping; Great self-guided walks; Tips for connecting the towns by car or train and bus; Easy-to-read maps.

Rick Steves Snapshot: Hill Towns of Central Italy contains all the complete chapters on this region, excerpted from Rick's complete Italy guidebook — and leaves out the chapters on other Italy destinations. So if all you want are the hill towns, this compact Snapshot guide delivers everything you'll need to know — for about half the price, and a fraction of the bulk.

Inside you'll find in-depth, Rick-tested information on the best sights, hotels, and restaurants for Italy's top hill towns: Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, The Crete Senese, Cortona, Assisi, Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio, And more