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'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other'. New York
Times
The ultimate, most comprehensive guide to travelling in Rome includes
up-to-date reviews of the best places to stay, eat, sights, cultural
information, maps, transport tips and a few best kept secrets - all the
essentials to get to the heart of Rome .

This guide is the result of
months of research by two
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Kindle Edition, 324 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Lonely Planet (first published July 1999)
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Ocelot
Nov 05, 2016 Ocelot rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Per usual, I loved reading this wonderfully-written Lonely Planet book, detailing all aspects of Rome. I used this book on my travels, and there are some lovely places detailed in this travel guide, which I just had to go to. Thank you Lonely Planet for your advice!

Some places to visit are:
- The Trevi Fountain, with many beautiful statues. Want to learn some history, and how to properly throw a coin into the fountain?
- The Pantheon, (No, not the Parthenon, though, they do have a book detailing a
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Nov 03, 2016 P rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Much of it read like the authors were phoning it in. A lot of useful info was left out and the guide catered to a well-heeled crowd, focusing only on costly high-culture activities. For instance, Rome's excellent flea markets did not merit attention whereas a potted history was shoved in the back pages. Not one of the better Lonely Planet guidebooks.
Sofia
Aug 04, 2016 Sofia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have bought several Lonely Planet guidebooks by now and I always read them from cover to cover. They are always full of useful information, not only about the tourist attractions but about the city or country in general, including culture, history and religion. This Rome edition even had a (rather short) section on the typical Roman's day which was very interesting. The survival guide toward the back is also very useful! Best of all was the pull-out map!

One complaint I could make would be that
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