Rome (Lonely Planet City Guides) Paperback – 1 Feb 2008
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It's no substitute for getting the audio guides in e.g. the vatican or the pantheon but then I don't think it's intended to be. Having said that it does give some very detailed guides to St Peters whilst at the same time includes such gems as the location of the famous key hole in Southern Rome that you can look through and get a perfect view of St Peters - something which I thought was only known to locals!
The map is, as I say,not 100% accurate - the area around Termini is a little muddled, but after I'd clocked that I managed to get myself on the right road. Other than that, I used the map constantly. It's only a normal paper map and so you might want to cover it in some sticky plastic or something to make it more durable as you will use it incessantly! Mine is a little tatty and dog eared after a 4 day trip!
Having looked at a few of the other guide books around, I think this is one of the best if you want the full gamut of information - e.g. breadth rather than depth (e.g. I find the Dorling Kindersley books too grown up and although their detailed sections are fab, they don't always give me information about as many of the sights as this does.)
Highly highly recommended.
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Brilliant guide..bought as a gift for a friend who was delighted with it,😊Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
The clues below regard ,in my opinion, the mean tourist.
Even though this is a big book,you should carry it on your backpack daily to have all the information you want... Read more
I'll be in a better position to verify all that's in the book (or as much as I have time for) after my visit to Rome, but in advance of the trip I can say that this is a very... Read morePublished on 19 Jan. 2010 by John Kingston
An excellent pocket guide for visitors to Rome. Detailed,very informative and crammed full of interesting stuff that you may not expect to find in a travel book. Read morePublished on 25 Sept. 2009 by Chris P.
excellent resource followed all the hints and tips and enjoyed a lovely 5 days in romePublished on 18 Sept. 2009 by Jacqueline Alland
An indispensable and really useful guide to Rome! Lots of handy hints and tips. The Map was an added bonus.Published on 3 Aug. 2009 by J. E. Bushby
I have yet to test this book "on the road" as it was bought ready for our summer holiday to Rome and Umbria. However, first impressions leave me frustrated. Read morePublished on 6 July 2009 by Byron Jenkins