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Blue Guide Rome (Blue Guides) [Paperback]

Alta MacAdam
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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc; 6th edition (Feb 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393318044
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393318043
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 12.2 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,092,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best factual book on Rome 11 Feb 2006
By LisaR
I agree with the other reviewer - I too had access to a few different guides on my recent trip to Rome and wasn't even sure if I would take the Blue Guide as it looked a little uninpiring with just tons and tons of text - I admit to liking a book with a few nice pictures and easy to use lists of things to see etc. However, this ended up being the book I used most. Rome is such a fascinating place with so much history and meaning and frankly, the other books were pretty useless apart from giving you something to flick through and see what you may be interested in doing (apart from the Eyewitness guide which gives a map of the Sistine Chapel roof- clearly explaining each of the pictures - well worth having). Once you get to any given place, the other books had little or no information or depth but the Blue Guide was absolutely packed with details and explanations. I can safely say that had I not had this guide with me, I would have missed half of what I saw! It is particulaly essential in the Vatican Museum, and guides you through it room by room to make sure you don't miss anything. With this book, you really don't need the headphones at some extortionate price after you've just paid the entrance fee! Highly recommended to anyone wanting to know a bit more about what they are looking at apart from the fact that it's all so beautiful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One Of The Most Informative Guides To Rome 18 Feb 2000
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I have been to Italy five times and I swear by the Blue Guides! I was lucky enough to get the Blue Guide Rome for Christmas, from a friend, before the first trip and I have taken that same copy every time since! From hotels to restaurants, from shopping to sightseeing, you'll find all of the important information you need to feel comfortable traveling to Rome, and more importantly, you'll feel confident as you take your daily excursions around the "eternal city". The only other book you ever need to travel around Rome is the Eyewitness Guide Rome. With those two guides, you have all the important information and pictures you'll ever need and more! I highly recommend it.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best guide book for the serious traveller 13 Nov 1998
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This is quite simply the most informative, most in-depth guide book currently available on Rome. This book will not pretend to uncover the secret of the best restaurant or pensione in the city. Instead, it gives the reader a well-written synopsis of every important monument in a city so rich in myth and history. For the traveller interested in going beyond colour photos of the Pantheon, this book is indispensible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Most Solid Guide To Rome 4 Dec 1998
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If you want to not just see but understand, appreciate and live the history which is Rome, this book is your guide. It might not provide the listing of cheap eating establishments or the best bars, but it is a travel guide and a reference book that you will continue to use long after you have left Rome.
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