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Naples and Sorrento (Globetrotter Travel Pack) [Paperback]

Melissa Shales , Michael Leech
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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1 May 2006 Globetrotter Travel Pack
The highly successful "Globetrotter Travel Series", which includes Travel Guides, Maps, and Road Atlases, presently, covers more than 80 destinations worldwide. The Packs are excellent value, including both a guidebook and a softcover version of the fold-out Globetrotter map of the region, in a printed plastic wallet. The handy pocket-size guide is packed with useful information, tips, and recommendations, accompanied by colour photographs, charts, and maps for the first-time traveller who wants to experience the major highlights that Naples and Sorrento have to offer. This travel book surpasses other guides in that it incorporates essential information in an easy-to-carry and easy-to-read format that is attractive and useful at the same time. It provides a visitor with an invaluable introduction to Naples and Sorrento by concisely highlighting the region's 'must see' areas in a practical and user-friendly format, thus encouraging the tourist to make the most of his/her available time. All the essential information you need to get around an unfamiliar region is compacted into useful and practical 'At-a-Glance' sections at the end of each chapter. The fold-out map of Naples and Sorrento is ideal for tourists and visitors. In addition to the main map of Naples and Sorrento, which highlights scenic routes, it features 5 detailed area maps and 8 town plans.

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd; 3rd Revised edition edition (1 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845373324
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845373320
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 17.1 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,332,405 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Melissa Shales is a London-based freelance travel writer, who has written over a dozen guidebooks. This is her third book on southern Italy. Michael Leech is a much travelled author and broadcaster who works out of London. He is a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars August in Sorrento 26 Aug 2009
We stayed in Sorrento for 6 days in early August and purchased this pocket guide to supplement other information we had gleaned from the internet. Generally the guide is fairly accurate, and useful to give you ideas and start the planning process for each day.
Of particular value was the highlights section of Pompeii, which together with the map provided at reception, we used as the basis of our route around the town, a little difficult to folow in places but we managed and thoroughly enjoyed the exploratory experience.
One minor error in the guide (pg 96), the Curreri bus does NOT arrive or leave piazza Tasso, it actually arrives and leaves at the Circumvesuviana Station. After this inital confusion upon arriving at the wrong venue, we regrouped our walking route and were fine.
Our visit was a special date celebration, but our advice is don't go in August if you can avoid it. Its to hot, humid and busy.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All you need to know about the Campania region 24 Sep 2010
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I brought this guide for a weeks' holiday in Sorrento. I was buying this on the presumption that the content would just focus in the areas of Naples and Sorrento, however the guide also gives a brief insight into the culture, history and points of attraction for all areas of the Campania region. The extra tibits of information which included public transport, suggestions for places to eat in the areas, and a rough guide to italian at the back of the book proved to be a worthy resource to carry on me throughout the holiday. The best part of this guide was the detailed map that came with the book, the map covers Naples, Sorrento, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Paestum, Capri, Ischia, Ravello, Almalfi, it is detailed enough to show street names and points of interest.

I read this book before my week's holiday and although I didn't use it much during the holiday it proved to be good investment, as it ensured that I visited as much of the main attractions as possible. In such a small part of the country I was truly surprised by how much there is to do!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Little info about Sorrento itself 28 Sep 2010
I bought this book because we were going to Sorrento, however there was very little information about the town of Sorrento itself. I was also expecting a map and some useful details outskirts of Sorrento where a lot of hotels are situated but was disappointed. The book seemed to lend itself better to the tourist with a car. The sections on Capri and Ischia were helpful for day trips but did not give details of where the hot springs could be found in Ischia and although it mentioned the blue grotto on Capri it did not give it's location. On day ferry trips time is easily wasted trying to find these attractions and how to get to them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Naples and Sorrento. Globetrotter Travel Guide 15 May 2011
I have just returned from a week in Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. This little guide was very useful and was small and light enough to be tucked in my handbag. The text covers the main highlights of the area and gives sufficient background information as a starting point. Although small in scale, the regional and street maps very helpful. An excellent buy for the money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Misleading Title 21 July 2012
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I purchased this book for a trip to Sorrento however there is very little on Sorrento in it, no more than the other towns in the region. OK for Naples but if you want a guide to Sorrento this isn't the one. Very misleading title,
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good 22 Nov 2012
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A lot of detail on history etc., but not very useful when you arrive in Naples and have no maps to find your hotel etc. - not useful at that level.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 27 Jun 2014
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Just what I wanted for my holiday this year lots of information would recommend
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4.0 out of 5 stars holiday help 3 May 2014
By K clark
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This was a more informative book than others i purchased. Clear glossary and good pictures. a helpful guide to buy
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Just the ticket
Published 1 month ago by Denise
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful - don't bother
This book is full of positive adjectives, but it doesn't actually tell you how to do anything - like where to go to buy tickets or comparing costs. No advice whatsoever. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Bev11
4.0 out of 5 stars Good info
Will give me a good insight into where I am going, sent quickly and as described, looking forward to seeing the sights
Published 12 months ago by tpwolfgirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Good guide book!
We used this book on a recent holiday to Sorrento. It had good historical facts and was useful for deciding on places we'd like to visit. A good size to put in your bag/rucksack. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Happy Days Joanie
3.0 out of 5 stars Not enough Sorrento
This is a nice guide, well laid out and informative, but not enough on Sorrento to warrant it being included in the title, I bought it for Sorrento and was disappointed.
Published 14 months ago by nananoodle
5.0 out of 5 stars GUIDE TO SORRENTO
This book proved to be very useful and helped very much on a recent trip to Sorrento. Easy to read. Delivery really quick
Published 17 months ago by John
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent book
Due to the lack of alternative books on this area of Italy it does a good job but it is by no means the best travel book ever written.
Published 19 months ago by Christopher Waugh
4.0 out of 5 stars very good
value for money, easy to use, concise and informative guide to this area, but if looking for alot of in depth information and history will need another book as well....
Published 22 months ago by Gary William Richmond
1.0 out of 5 stars Good for history, lacks practical information
If you want an overview of the area's sites in the Naples area this is a good guide book, but if you need any practical information, prices to get into places/do things,... Read more
Published 23 months ago by chardacr
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