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on 3 July 2013
The idea of a book focusing on walks and good local food was very exciting but the book delivers very little value on either subject. The walks sound nice on paper but we quickly realised that the "walks" are not only mere strolls but also the kind of "popular" strolls you'll be given flyers for in the local tourist offices. The food, well perhaps these restaurants can excite the average English person but if you are a connoisseur of good local foods you are in for a disappointment. Ask locals for good places to eat and get the Cicerone walking book.
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on 13 July 2014
We first used this little book 5-6 years ago and loved it. Suspected it would be out of date by now and surprised the was no new edition on amazon. But we took it anyway and just used it again for a 2 week holiday, rewalking most of the walks and eating at the same restaurants again. Hardly anything had changed on the walks and the restaurants were just as we remembered. The idea of having good restaurants at the end of a walk is just brilliant, and it seems that on Corisca you can't go wrong with the food. Special favourite restaurants are still u furnellu in Saint Florent for the huge choice and the Monte d'Oro in Vizzavona with its wonderful 19th century atmosphere -- especially in the rain! Favourite walks must be the Restonica River and from Santa Antonino down to Ile Rousse. This book is great for people who want to be out walking but aren't up to a trek along the GR20 any more and who find climbing in hot weather too tiring. So it was perfect for us.
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