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OK for old hands...first time to Rome.... look else where for your trusty guide.
on 7 September 2014
I needed a guide book for my first trip to Rome, and unsure which is best, I downloaded several kindle simples first. A wise purchaser I hoped and after reading each kindle sample I opted for this book in paperback.( after all not not really wise to use a kindle when out and about in Rome!)
Anyway with high hopes my guide book and I set off to Rome and once there I found my trusty companion to be failing in important non tourist attraction areas. It covers the touristy stuff pretty ok, even know the print is damned small. (Yes I know, its a pocket addition but it was a bit to big for my pocket!).
It failed miserably in the social areas. One street good street map with metro stations shown, but no bus or tram map. No help in surviving on a daily basis in Rome. We had to ask our hotel in end how you cross road and survive to the far curb. Do you tip waiters? That sort of info! If your not new to Rome then this could be the book for you. If like me your Rome novice then this leaves you a bit stranded on getting around, etiquette and such!