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1.0 out of 5 stars The worst map I have ever used, 27 Feb. 2011
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This review is from: Gulf of Naples: Ischia, Capri, Amalfi (Map)
I have used this map several times in the Naples area - or, rather, I have tried to. It looks the part but when you actually try to apply it to the real world its appalling inaccuracies become evident. For example, it marks the sites of railway stations on the Naples metro system - but not all of them, and names none of them. It marks the Ferrovia Cumana station at Baia (which isn't actually in use) but not the next one down the line at Fusaro which is actually where you need to get off. That cost us a wasted 40 minutes. The Antiquariam at Boscoreale is marked more than 2cm out of place (or well over a mile on the ground). Luckily the place is signposted otherwise we'd never have found it. The excavations at Oplontis are marked next to the station at Trecase, well over 1km west of the true location at Torre Annunziata (itself unnamed). Lucky I knew where it was before I went there. The Villa of San Marco at Castellamare di Stabia is another farce. It's actually closer to the station at Via Nocera (which needless to say is not marked at all on the map). As for the map of Capri (on the same sheet) - we tried using that last October. Happily we were given a map on arrival at the Tourist Information Office. This has the huge advantage of actually resembling the reality on the ground.

In short, save your money and don't buy this map. Mine is covered with a litany of corrections in biro. I have many years experience of using Ordnance Survey maps and I'm not the sort of person who gets lost. I spotted many of these errors fairly quickly and managed to sort things out. God knows who drew up the map but it is so sub-standard it is almost worse than having no map at all.
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