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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Italy Paperback – 2 Feb 2009
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'No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one.' The Independent
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I would have given 5 stars but I found it lacking in detail on Puglia - a district I was hoping to visit.
It is easy to find the area you want with the thumbnail colour index on the pages, and the 720 pages are packed with photos, cutaways & floorplans of major sights, maps, sights to visit, huge selection of hotels, restaurants etc. There is a lovely 73 page introductory section aptly named "Introducing Italy" which is an enjoyable and interesting read in it's own right, in fact much of this guide makes interesting reading.
My reason for purchasing the guide is that I am visiting Italy for the first time in 20 years later on this year, and after considering a few others which I had viewed in shops, I settled on this 2012 edition as being the best available. It has a sturdy softback and measures approx 22h X 13w X 3d cms and with it's weight, one cannot exactly call it pocket size. However, the presentation, and information is superb in my opinion.
If you are going to spend time in Italy in the near future, then do yourself a favour and get a copy before you go.
If you are very building and art focused on your trips, this will be the guide for you. However I personally like to know where to find the best restaurants, coffee shops, markets and more varied sights. This book has lovely pictures of churches etc but I feel that the information isn't varied enough for me.
There is a restaurant section at the back, however it is pretty boring!!
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