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Central Italy (Cadogan Guide Rome & Central Italy) Paperback – 16 May 2003

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Cadogan Guides (16 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1860111122
  • ISBN-13: 979-1860111128
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 16.1 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 744,443 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'...beautifully written, evocative and informative' -- Sunday Times

'...original and insightful essays' -- Daily Telegraph

'Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls, guidebook writers par excellence' -- Simon Calder, The Independent

'My regular guidebook, the ever-reliable Cadogan Italy' -- Dennis Marks, The Guardian

‘Classy but colourful with it...and offers advice on everything from walks to restaurants’ -- The Scotsman

About the Author

Dana and Michael lived in a tiny Umbrian hilltop village with their children for 3 years. They are authors of Cadogan's best-selling series of Italian guides.

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When it arrived I expected the guide to suit me well because it has an elegant simple presentation. I think it would be good if you want to sit down and just read it throughout. Probably some really good information there. I'm afraid that I quickly put it aside and looked for something else to get me started on thinking about the region. For me, the organisation was not helpful. I wanted to be able to quickly skim basic information about a particular town or area before deciding what to look at in detail. Probably a good choice if you already have been there and want to begin exploring in depth.
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Although the colour photots are limited to only a few pages at the beginning, the text is very good. All the informative information I could need and more.
Very well written.
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HASH(0x8644f45c) out of 5 stars Really the only serious English-speaking guide for southern Lazio between Rome and Campania 30 May 2014
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I ordered a used version of this guide because I want to explore some small towns (and not-so-small cities like Anagni) in southern Lazio and this is the only guide that says anything about them. Most guides skip from Rome to Naples with only a side trip to Tivoli to Caserta. This guide gives a good idea of whether the small towns like Collepardo, Alatri, Fumone, and Veroli are worth a visit. Based on what I've seen on FlickR, Google Maps, and on B&B sites, there are a lot of reasons to tour this area, but it's off the beaten tourist track.
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HASH(0x869da828) out of 5 stars Finally...Information on Central Italy 18 Aug. 2009
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This is the second Cadogan Guide I have bought ( first was about Sardinia )..and they are a delight. Most foreign guides follow the fashion ( and each other ) and compress Italy into a few cities and a few provincies for the hoards. My wife and I live in Northern Lazio, in Viterbo province,for 4 months a year and moved from Tuscany 2 years ago and this is the first guide to include this glorious area (as well as Ambruzzo and Molise ). It also gives a good review of its history from it being the centre of the Etruscan civilisation ( Tuscia )and descriptions of the wonderful towns,including Tarquinia with its exotic Etruscan tomb frescos and museum ,through to the present. Some of it is not pretty reading ( the especially on the Popes and their corrupt regimes in medieval times ) but an excellent primer for a visit.
Just got back from a 1 km swim in the pristine Lago di Vico and the guide is is a beautiful unspoilt high volcanic basin.
Don't is cheap and I want it to stay that way.
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