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Berlitz: Rome Pocket Guide (Berlitz Pocket Guides)
Berlitz: Rome Pocket Guide (Berlitz Pocket Guides)
by Berlitz
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Handy but lacking, 15 Mar 2011
I'm normally a fan of the handily sized pocket berlitz guides however this one was not quite as good as usual. The maps are poor - Rome is made up of lots of small streets and you really do need a detailed map (thankfully hotels seem to provide these free as standard). There are lots of pictures and a very helpful list of top things to do - in a city which is full of things to do. However the descriptions of places lacked detailed information, instead focusing on how amazing everything was. A lot of sites in Rome are amazing but I quite like a guide book which tells me more than that! The restaurant recommendations are strong and the section on how to get from airport to city is helpful.

Bucharest (CitySpots)
Bucharest (CitySpots)

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Compact, full of useful tips, 5 April 2010
This review is from: Bucharest (CitySpots) (Paperback)
After booking a long weekend visit to Bucharest I went to buy my usual Berlitz pocket book guide, and on finding there wasn't one I bought this instead. It's the same conveniently small size, full of useful tips and ideas on where to go, along with plenty of colour photos for inspiration. My main criticism is that whilst the maps are accurate their scale seemed slightly off; things appeared closer together on the map than they were so be prepared to walk further than expected.

For a fleeting city break this guide is perfect however it is no substitute for the detailed information a lonely planet style guide gives - if you're there for longer, especially if you're backpacking, then you might do well to invest in something with more detail. However for a general overview with some great ideas of what to do and where to go, this is perfect at a good price!

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