I bought this book prior to spending 4 glorious nights in Rome on my Honeymoon in 2004 a part of a two week italian excursion. I toyed with the idea of buying one all encompassing Italian Guide Book, but the smaller more specific books seemed more in depth. Not onl that, but the best thing about this book is it fits perfectly in your pocket - perfect for treking around in the heat of the day cos you don't have to lug a bag around with you. It covers all the major and minor sites, areas of interest, restaurants and much much more. The only downside is 4 days was only enough time to see about two thirds of the outdoor sites (and the contents of this book) - if you want to soak up Rome in its entirity I'd recommend this book and an extra 4 nights.