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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and fun for a long weekend
The top 10 theme works very well. There are the top 10 sights in Rome (eg. Pantheon, Colosseum etc) then there is a top 10 within each of those (ie top 10 sights at the Pantheon) - with full descriptions/details. It works so much better than the usual rambling descriptions you get in guide books. There is a top 10 Roman foods (Saltimbocca at number 1 - v. good) and wines...
Published on 15 April 2003 by David Cronshaw

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20 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Depends on what you want from your travel guide
Bought this guide as we were going to Rome for only 3 days and thought the more detailed guide would be too comprehensive. This travel guide is good if you only want the very basic information i.e. top places to go (as stated in the title!). Some of the information is a little outdated, (e.g. Vatican Museum closes an hour earlier than stated, also price increases, site...
Published on 3 Aug 2004 by H. Tracey


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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and fun for a long weekend, 15 April 2003
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This review is from: Rome (DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide) (Paperback)
The top 10 theme works very well. There are the top 10 sights in Rome (eg. Pantheon, Colosseum etc) then there is a top 10 within each of those (ie top 10 sights at the Pantheon) - with full descriptions/details. It works so much better than the usual rambling descriptions you get in guide books. There is a top 10 Roman foods (Saltimbocca at number 1 - v. good) and wines - and numerous other categories. Full of very good photos and plenty of detail. Fun to use and authoritative. The maps were excellent.The book is very handy - fits easily into a pocket. It was preferable to a larger DK Rome guide which a friend happened to bring, in terms of accessing information quickly and easily. I hope they publish a lot more of the top 10 guides!
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20 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Depends on what you want from your travel guide, 3 Aug 2004
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H. Tracey (Co Durham United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
Bought this guide as we were going to Rome for only 3 days and thought the more detailed guide would be too comprehensive. This travel guide is good if you only want the very basic information i.e. top places to go (as stated in the title!). Some of the information is a little outdated, (e.g. Vatican Museum closes an hour earlier than stated, also price increases, site closures)which can only be expected from a travel guide which is a couple of years old. The maps are very small and at times difficult to understand (e.g. map of imperial fora and roman forum fails to show a major road running through the centre!) so suggest this book is accompanied by a detailed map! Sites there are difficult to find and identify anyway so the extra pictures in a more detailed guide would have been helpful.
The book doesn't give much history of sites e.g. when built, by whom, so if you want to save money on purchasing all the english translations when you are there, get the more detailed guide. I have bought Dorling Kindersley guides before and they have always been excellent but I think in future I will be buying the more comprehensive guide rather than the top 10.
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