on 23 September 2006
I have been in Italy for the last 5 weeks on a seriously tight student budget with a 'Lets Go' and a 'Lonely Planet'. 'Lets Go' wins hands down, it actually gives REAL budget hostels and hotels rather then 'budget' places of 80 or whatever, it tells you the best places to go, eat, see and sleep and so far has not failed me once!! It suggests little out of the way cafes and restaurants where the locals go to avoid tourist photo menus, and information about everything you could want, internet, supermarkets etc etc etc. This is the only guidebook you need for any exploration of Italy. Fantastic.