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Italy (Lonely Planet Country Guide)

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  162 ratings  ·  15 reviews
This guide provides useful information for independent travel, suggesting hundreds of value for money restaurants and accommodation options. It also gives background briefing on all historical sights, museums and galleries.
Published (first published January 1996)
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Vassilena Valchanova
I love Lonely Planet guides not only because of the quality information, but also because of the humor and writing style. When the author lets you know that Giordano Bruno's statue in Rome looks like Obi-Wan and at the same time gives you much appreciated advice how to cut the queue at the Colosseum, then you have really stumbled upon a gem of tourist literature!
Come al solito ottima guida, ma essendo di uno stato che conosciamo bene (!) permette di coglierne meglio le inesattezze; interessante leggere come ci vedono gli altri. Ad esempio si legge che l'Italia non è pericolosa per le donne, ma si consiglia, per non essere importunate, di dire che stanno aspettando il marito. Avverte inoltre di fare attenzione alle mani vaganti nei bus affollati (?!).
Jul 01, 2011 Julia rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Julia by: Hannah
Shelves: read-in-part
Great when used in combination with the rough guide. This one was best for planning both the overall trip (lodging, etc.) and day by day for attractions, walks, etc. Rough guide gave more detailed information about each individual site, etc. but was more difficult to use as an overview.
Devon Steven
Lonely Planet is my go-to for travel guides. When I know I won't have Internet access, I pack an LP for maps and restaurant reservations. Looking forward to testing out what I read in Italy next month.
I used this back in 2001 for our Italy trip. We flew on Sept 11 and were in the air at the time of the American attacks. Didn't find out until the next morning which was weird.
Bridget Weller
My advice was be to buy regional or city guides instead. Material in this is so brief to be almost useless.
irish man.. irish wedding.. and the coasts of italy.. need i say more?
good and very useful, but there a few errors of omission, etc.
Very helpful for Cori and my travels around Italy!
Pam Ela
Out of date, but lots of good information
Will be super helpful in April for the big trip!
Phoebe Chan
Excellent Guide to Italy!!
Well...I read parts of it...
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