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In retrospect I may have done better getting a guide specific to areas of Italy (Tuscany/Umbria/Rome/Lazio) ...
on 2 May 2015
In retrospect I may have done better getting a guide specific to areas of Italy (Tuscany/Umbria/Rome/Lazio) I visited rather than Italy as a whole. The national guide does cover the entire country but does so in less detail and omits places a more regional guide would cover an example being Fiuggi a spa resort and hill top mediaeval town near Rome where I stayed as part of my holiday.
There has been investment in recent years to improve access to tourist sites such as Siena by underground escalators and lifts; Perujia by cable mono rail and a series of underground escalators to Spoleto which are not mentioned in guide. Perhaps this is due to being a national guide or it could be it shows how soon a guide becomes out of date.
The cover of the guide is only laminated paper and not sturdy enough for a guide that is to be regularly referred to.