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Italy for Dummies

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Marvel at the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican or the take a gondola ride through Venice at dusk. Sunbathe on the Amalfi Coast or walk the streets of Pompeii. Find the latest fashions in Milan or enjoy an opera amid the ruins of a Roman Amphitheater in Verona. See magnificent cathedrals and architecture or get caught up in the intrigue of Sicily. Italy has enough cultural tre ...more
Paperback, 552 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by For Dummies (first published 2000)
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Feb 04, 2011 Christy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One would think that writing a book for "dummies" would also cater to those who are interested in finding the most cost-effective way of traveling there, around there, and staying there. I feel that whenever I read about a hotel or a place to eat, the single $ signs are anywhere from $224 for a hotel and $64 for a meal. Not sure if that's per person either. Either way, WAY too expensive and I know there are so many other ways to afford a month's vacation to Italy as we are planning. There is har ...more
Feb 08, 2011 Corey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Information on Florence is already outdated. Tried to go to the gelateria's listed for Florence and 3 of them weren't there anymore (or the address/maps were incorrect). Good generic information on Italy but lost my vote with the specific inaccuracies.
Sep 21, 2013 Joan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
6th edition (2011). Lots of good basic information for first-time travelers to Italy; especially like the suggested itineraries for one or two days in a specific city. Looking forward to my trip!
Suzy Prybell
Apr 04, 2008 Suzy Prybell rated it it was ok
Recommended to Suzy by: Kelly F.
Not a bad way to plan your trip to Italy, but it was so big and bulky that I didn't take it with me. We did use Rick Steve's however, which was good but EVERYBODY uses Rick Steves.
May 05, 2008 Steph rated it liked it
Shelves: travel
Very helpful to read before traveling.
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