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4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent introduction
I like this book very much and found it to be an invaluable resource.
To get the best out of it you need to read it well before you go and maybe take one of the new generation guide books with you as well.
Until recently guide books about this intriguing destination were hard to find so we have used the Rough Guide for several years and we have not been...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Guide Book That Misses The Mark
This book was big on history but poor on current details. It lacked practical up-to-date information and guidance and presentation was poor and uninteresting. The maps were mediocre and more coloured photographs were needed. Some details were misleading, for example the description of the entrance to the Santa Maria Assunta, "...twisting serpents and wild animals...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent introduction, 29 July 2003
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I like this book very much and found it to be an invaluable resource.
To get the best out of it you need to read it well before you go and maybe take one of the new generation guide books with you as well.
Until recently guide books about this intriguing destination were hard to find so we have used the Rough Guide for several years and we have not been disappointed. As you would expect it is very strong on arrival at whichever port/airport you choose to come in at as well as transport and accommodation.
The politics of Corsica are mystifying and this latest edition of The Rough Guide will bring you up to date with the situation to Jan 2003.
If you can also read Dorothy Carrington's "This Granite Isle" before your visit you will be well armed to get the best out of this unique and beautiful Island.
I highly recommend them both.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A useful addition to any ruck-sack when walking in Corsica, 9 Feb. 2000
This review is from: Corsica (Paperback)
In typical, information packed style, the Rough Guide to Corsica is crammed with information which makes any stay on the 'Ile de Beaute' more enjoyable. As an addition to any back-packers luggage, the book is worth its weight in gold. With handy descriptions of all of the major conurbations of the island, the book offers great advice on where to eat and stay on any budget. The only area that the book lets itself down on is with its descriptions of the many island treks that are available. The classic Grand Randonee Vingt (GR20) is mentioned briefly, but the true walking paradise that is Corsica is not done justice by the lack of any mention of the web of walks that cross the region. The book is very up-to-date and allows the reader who is on a tight itinerary to pick and choose the best of the island with total confidence. A must for any visitor.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Guide Book That Misses The Mark, 1 July 2002
This review is from: Corsica: The Rough Guide (Rough Guide to Corsica) (Paperback)
This book was big on history but poor on current details. It lacked practical up-to-date information and guidance and presentation was poor and uninteresting. The maps were mediocre and more coloured photographs were needed. Some details were misleading, for example the description of the entrance to the Santa Maria Assunta, "...twisting serpents and wild animals adorn the pilasters..." There were in fact only two rather negligible carvings. Altogether very disappointing.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars innacurate but better than nothing, 13 May 2002
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This review is from: Corsica: The Rough Guide (Rough Guide to Corsica) (Paperback)
We encountered several errors in mileages (sometimes off by 2 times!), vague directions, and errors in the price range for hotels. The background information is good, but on the whole it is extremeley lacking in practical information.
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