I'm just about to head off for a 3 week vacation to Europe with stops in a few places including St. Petersburg and started looking for guide books to provide me with a wealth of sights and information to make my vacation as interesting as possible. A friend recommended I visit the Heritage Museum so coming along "The Magnificent Hermitage Museum - One-day Guide with 10 Masterpieces of the St. Petersburg Museum" was a perfect moment of happy coincidence. The book really provides a rich detail about the beautiful museum, from it's history to the influences its had and, most of all, the wonderful art housed within it. Using vivid and helpful pictures to make the book engaging, it provides a great list of rooms and art to be sure to visit when at the museum. I think this book will be an excellent guide to the Hermitage Museum while I am there and I am really excited to put it to good use!