We have just come back from a holiday around Lake Como and this was absolutely invaluable in our on foot explorations. We did away with every other map we had and concentrated solely on this for car journeys, walking - you name it. It was extremely accurate and whilst German is the main language, the map itself is multi-language so there are no problems reading the legends and keys. In fact it's got so much information - it's important to accurately read the legends and keys symbols especially with the refuges if you're walking out of season. It's quite a handy size for a jeans back pocket too - we didn't take the accompanying booklet with us or the plastic cover although that's great too as it provides good protection after use. It never left our side. Couldn't recommend this highly enough.