28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Indespensible Guide for touring Italy,
This review is from: The Rough Guide to Italy (Rough Guide Travel Guides) (Paperback)
Having Just come Back from a camping trip to Rome by Train, I can honestly say that this book was of immense value. All the information I needed was in there and when you have no car and do not know where you are staying from one day to the next it is important the info is correct. There are gliches and these come in the forms of the maps and some of the prices. If your going to rome or venice buy yourself a good map, everywhere else is described adequately. The prices of things are obviously going to change but this would appear to be by the the day in Venice, so don't trust what the guide says about prices in Venice, it will be more expensive than it states. The Digest on the more popular sites in Rome is good too, with a brief history and description of each - enough to keep you informed of what your looking at. I also found the camping guide very useful. All the campsites reccomended by the guide that I used were excellent. For some reason and I can't describe why I just prefer the rough guide series, except the American one.