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Very useful for a recent trip to Lake Como
on 15 June 2009
This book proved very useful on a recent holiday to Lake Como - however it is very heavy on the text and has limited photo's. I personally believe (like cookery books), that guide books should have a good selection of photo's to give you an idea of what's to come. It is a great book in terms of providing lots of practical information on driving, parking and everyday useful information, but as it covers such a vast area of Italy it doesn't really drill into the detail of any one place. I took 2 guide books on holiday, the other being the Insight Guides Italian Lakes (the larger version rather than the compact edition) and between both of them I got all the information I needed while away on holiday. The Rough Guides book does have a bit of a tourist phobic edge to it, however having spent several, hot sunny days surrounded by fellow tourists and coach loads of people herding about - it does provide you with some alternatives to the popular attractions and is especially useful if you have a car to get around in at your own time and pace.