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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Bologna
This did everything I wanted: a large scale map of the city; walking tours taking in the main places of interest; enough pictures to bring it to life; small enough to carry; ideas for local trip to places like Ravenna. Excellent.
Published on 12 Sep 2009 by Ciao Paola

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2.0 out of 5 stars A alternative approach to a travel guide...
Thuis book takes a very different approach to helping you make the most of your break in Bologna. Rather than conventional travel guides, which have sections on sights, accomodation, eating etc, this book is structured entierly in terms of highly structured walking tours with the information hidden inside each.

So say you find yourself in a part of town and...
Published on 19 Aug 2010 by RoboLab


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2.0 out of 5 stars A alternative approach to a travel guide..., 19 Aug 2010
This review is from: Insight Pocket Guide: Bologna (Insight Pocket Guides) (Paperback)
Thuis book takes a very different approach to helping you make the most of your break in Bologna. Rather than conventional travel guides, which have sections on sights, accomodation, eating etc, this book is structured entierly in terms of highly structured walking tours with the information hidden inside each.

So say you find yourself in a part of town and fancy a cheap snack. Well, you have to find the walking tour that covers that bit of town and read the whole thing in the hope that the guide suggests stopping for a snack somewhere nearby.

Also there is no simple italian phrases in the back which was dissapointing as rough guides and lonely planet always seen to include a few essentials. The maps were good though.

To summarise, this book seems to be for people who usually visit places with a tour guide. If you prefer wandering round a city, making your own itenary then this isn't the book for you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very Poor Guidebook, 9 Sep 2011
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I have bought a few Insight guidebooks and found them reasonable but this is hopeless. For a start, half the book is not about Bologna but about surrounding regions. The bit about Bologna consists of four guided walks, interspersed with twee statements like "It may be time now for coffee". There is no list of main attractions and opening times although you can find some of these buried away in the walk itineraries, and no mention of buses or public transport in the town.

There is a list of hotels and restaurants but you can do just as well with internet searches.

Don't waste your money on this.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Bologna, 12 Sep 2009
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This did everything I wanted: a large scale map of the city; walking tours taking in the main places of interest; enough pictures to bring it to life; small enough to carry; ideas for local trip to places like Ravenna. Excellent.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful Guide with Pocket Map, 25 Oct 2010
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This guide includes recommended walking tours of the city of Bologna and wider tours in the region. The map is clear and concise, though some of the tiniest streets threading through Bologna were a little difficult to spot (some might benefit from a small magnifying glass for that purpose). However, all the basics on what to see, do and how to get there are listed and, as I was in Bologna for a four-day city hop, this guide and map fitted the bill for me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Essential accessory, 4 Jun 2010
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E. Turrell (Worcestershire, UK) - See all my reviews
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As usual, the Insight guide lives up to its reputation. The descriptions contain just the right amount of detail and the suggested walks are a useful way of making sure you see the most interesting places - although the guide times are rather generous!
By including nearby towns, this light, compact guide was sufficient and meant I didn't have to carry the full Italy guide around.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but could be better, 20 Nov 2009
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N. Wilcock (Lincolnshire, UK) - See all my reviews
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The Bologna guide was useful as I walked the streets. The maps showing walks were particularly useful but could have been larger to make them easy to follow as I walked round. The DK books are better but are heavier to carry round.

The narrative was easy and entertaining to read without being too stuffy or "textbook". Photographs were good and the key attractions were all highlighted well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Insight Pocket Guide to Bologna., 21 Mar 2014
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This book was recommended and it was ideal for us. Quite a slim book but easy enough to carry around. Good info for trips outside Bologna.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great city, great book, 27 Oct 2013
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This book contains lots of information, maps, pictures and directions. Bologna is a beautiful city, a secret gem, not in many tourist brochures. Makes a great city break. Take this book with you!
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4.0 out of 5 stars uesful book, 30 May 2013
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This book is quite useful as a guide especially as the maps which are clear and easy to follow. Also there were street maps of the other essential tourist attractions close to Bologna(Ravenna, Ferrara Rimini ,etc,)There is also a large pull-out map of Bologna,Parma and Ferrara .Shopping, eating and hotels are not extensively covered but gives you a good starting point.Practical information is very brief. However a nice sized book (easy to carry) and well worth the price.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Something for the weekend, 24 May 2013
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Good size for a short visit though the city map could have been a little clearer:- probably just my age!
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