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Rome (Lonely Planet City Guides) Paperback – 1 Feb 2010


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  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 6th edition edition (1 Feb 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1741793238
  • ISBN-13: 978-1741793239
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 14 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 135,453 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By LeopardShepherd on 20 April 2010
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I paid half the cover-price; a fair reflection of its value. The guide is okay, marred by the frustrating lack of information concerning the location of points of interest. Fiddly cross-referencing is required; in order to find, say, the location of a cafe in the 'Food' section, the reader has to flick back a hundred pages to a map key for that area, then find the name of the place and the map number and exact co-ordinates, then turn back a further page and find the place based on those details. Why can't the relevant site have a map number and reference next to it in the main body of the text? We spent a long time standing around on street corners flicking from one part of the book to another looking for this kind of information. Lazy copy-editing.
Handy little pull-out map at the back, but not as robust or user-friendly as that in the Footprint guide.
Reasonably well-illustrated, but not as well as the Dorling Kindersley guides
Fair amount of cultural/historical detail, but pales in comparison with the Blue Guide.
Up-to-date, modern and relvent, but less so than Time Out.
Not as user-friendly as the Rough Guide, nor as cool as the Wallpaper series.
In conclusion, this book - and all of the Lonely Planet series - does what it should reasonably well; but LP's old Unique Selling Point, aiming itself at the budget-minded independent traveller, has long gone. What's left is a diluted version, which, in trying to be all things to all people, doesn't quite reach any of them.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By BFem on 28 Oct 2010
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This was a really good book to have to hand when we went to Rome a few weeks ago. We were only there for two days so wanted to see as much as we could and learn about it as much as we could within the time - this book helped us do that and I can highly recommend it. The only problem with it, as with a lot of Lonely Planet books is that it's quite heavy when you are lugging it around in your hand bag all day. However, it probably wouldnt be as good as it is if it wasn't as big. Not very many pictures in it either.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Emre on 25 Mar 2011
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This is a perfect guide. It was my first time in Rome and thanks to this guide, it was very enjoyable. It includes great recommendations and maps, and it was very easy to read.
I also have the New York guide from Lonely Planet and I am convinced that you can't go wrong with Lonely Planet guides.
I really liked the way this book is separated into chapters about neighbourhoods; this makes planning the day and finding information very easy. Definitely recommended.
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By Rory on 19 Sep 2011
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We visited Rome this month, (Sept 2011), and used the guide extensively, finding the map very easy to follow and the detailed descriptions of the various sites and their history very informative.
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Great way to discover Rome! The book gives background information about every historical building or event. This book also gives you great tips on how to enter big attractions in no time (we were in the Colosseum in under two minutes!!) The plans are really easy to use and the recommendations they make are really good!
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