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Rome (Lonely Planet City Guide)

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A timeless city built by saints and emperors, Rome's grandeur awes and inspires. Be conquered by the greatness of the Pantheon, St Peter's or the Roman Forum, discover seemingly forgotten frescoes and ancient mosaics or amble through sun-drenched piazzas and indulge yourself at Rome's best gelaterie. Choose your own Roman adventure with this stylish guide by our resident a ...more
Paperback, 338 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Lonely Planet Publications (first published 2004)
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Aug 23, 2014 Juan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reseñar y puntuar guías de viaje me produce un cierto cosquilleo espiritual: es algo tan freak que solo estando trastornado mentalmente como yo podrías entender. ¿Qué separa a una guía de viaje de las 3 a las 4 estrellas? ¿Y de las 5? Son todas preguntas de grandísimo interés y que me acongojan en las solitarias noches de invierno.

Esta guía de Roma, lugar donde planeo pasar unos días en un futuro indeterminado, cumple pulcramente su cometido llenando mi cabeza y mi Evernote de planes e ideas, pe
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I wasn't that sold on the lonely planet guide format. Next visit to the library and I will be looking for other guides to Rome. Sure enough the information is here. The potted histories covering the past three thousand years are what would be expected from any guide to this city, along with the information for the many sites to visit. The Vatican is particularly well covered. The usual content is here, for travel within the city, places to eat, places to stay etc.
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May 01, 2015 Sam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel, reference
This guide combines quick reference sections to help plan a trip to the famed historic city then a more detailed breakdown of each area including the places to visit, where to eat and where to drink. There is also a useful rundown of where to stay and the best places within each part of the city depending on budgets, reasons for visiting and the like, not to mention some details on the history of the city, its customs, politics, arts and way of life. There is even a pull out map to make navigati ...more
Jul 12, 2015 Bar6ara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I might be being a bit harsh with 2 stars, but I wasn't very impressed with some of the recommendations. Still, it's good for planning what to do based on where things are and learning a bit of history about places. Everywhere the book recommended for food and shopping I was interested in turned out to be real disappointing- but then those are personal taste issues and someone else might thank their lucky stars it was recommended.
Feb 05, 2008 Candi rated it really liked it
I feel much cooler being a tourist when I have my lonely planet. Much more helpful than the confusing maps the hotel gave us. When I looked at the incredible ruins, I had a context to place them in since the guide goes into a little of the history and specifics on certain sites. Will definately bring it along the next time I go.
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Shelves: travel
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Aug 23, 2012 Neal Brown rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel
I found that this Lonely Planet guide was not as well-laid-out and clear as the Dorling Kinderley travel guides.
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Complet, de bon conseil !
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