From the back cover: "-Six itineraries covering Italy 'from tip to toe'--including a new itinerary for Sicily.
-An itinerary using train and boat--linking Italy's most colorful destinations.
-Descriptions and illustrations of charming hotels--in cities and 'off the beaten path.'
-Romantic hotels in castles, villas, farmhouses, wineries, monasteries and palaces.
-Each hotel inspected and personally chosen for its charm and romantic ambiance.
-Each place to stay honestly described so you know exactly what to expect.
-Vital hotel information--rates, addresses, dates open, telephone and fax numbers.
-Twenty maps to help you plan your itinerary and pinpoint each night's destination.
-No hotel ever pays to be included--many are visited, only a few selected."