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Adequate, but I'd consider other books...
on 14 October 2008
I confess, I usually prefer Eyewitness Travel guides - so you should probably bear that in mind when reading this review.
I used this book recently on a five day trip to Rome. On the plus side, it provided a short summary of all the key, major sites in Rome. Also, the restaurants that we tried based on their recommendations (three in total) were all excellent.
On the flip side. The descriptions of the major attractions I found were pretty sketchy at best, and really not as informative as I would have hoped. What was particularly frustrating were the quality of the maps, which are all extremely basic (bar perhaps one); so navigating your way round all the streets and avenues is not made easy, or reassuring, by using this book alone.
Ultimately from I guide book I personally want to feel well informed and comfortable navitgating my way around unknown territory - this book, I felt, didn't do that well on either count.
Therefore, I would recommend you shop around!