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Rick Steves Italy 2015

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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Italy.

From the beaches to the Alps, from fine art to fine pasta, Italy has it all. With this book, you'll trace Italian culture from Rome's Colosseum to Michelangelo's David to the bustling elegance of Milan. Experience the art-drenched cities of Venice and Florence, explore the ancien
Paperback, 1312 pages
Published October 21st 2014 by Rick Steves (first published October 14th 2014)
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Jan 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is unimaginably useful! Its like having everything you need to know about travelling in Italy practically in your pocket. From maps and directions to restaurant and hotel reviews, this book has everything you could possibly want. Rick Steves also goes through all the historical and cultural points of interest in every major city with detailed information about their historical value and visiting instructions. The book also contains many handy shortcuts such as instructions for self-gui ...more
Jan 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Like all of Rick Steves's books, this one focuses on very particular regions and sites, and is not expansive. If you are looking for a complete guide to Italy, you will have to supplement this book. Mr. Steves focuses on a more local experience, rather than the "high points" one, though he does not neglect the truly crucial sites to visit. I generally find his hotel recommendations to be a bit precious, and since they are generally quite small and often require direct contact with the proprietor ...more
Nov 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Simply put, Mr Steves organized my trip to Italy. I bought this book on Kindle, Rick Steves Rome in paper and downloaded his free app on my IPhone and wandered around listening to his walking tours and interviews in Florence, Rome and Pompeii. I learned routes, history and booked tours and tickets using his advice or as a jumping off point. If I could hug him I would. If you are planning a trip to Italy and doing it yourself- you need this book. By the way, using both paper and digital, and I am ...more
Aug 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Don't like everything about Rick Steves approach--his books are more opinionated and I don't always agree with what he prefers. But he is most helpful with practical details--getting around long lines, etc.--and also appreciate his city walks for the cities you don't have a lot of time in.

I understand he can't include everything in a book like this, but find it odd he completely fails to mention Arezzo or Anghiari.
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great resource! As usual, Rick Steves provides excellent advise and tips to make your trip planning less cumbersome. I recommend buying the full book for planning and then buying either a smaller RS city guide or kindle version for when you are on your trip so that you do not have to lug around a giant book while touring.
Lindsay Allen
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ok so I can't rate it a 5 because it wasn't a thrilling read for someone who is not currently planning a trip to Italy, but that is my fault for choosing to read travel guides cover-to-cover for fun/education/inspiration. If I book a trip to Italy, I will get this book, but he just makes it sound so crowded there...
May 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoy the way Rick Steve's writes his travel books; however, I found his pocket guides to be better for specific cities. This was a great companion to the pocket guides because it was updated for this year and told me what kinds of changes to anticipate. It left out some regions I visited, and for the price, I would have liked a better map of Italy as a whole.
Jack Hrkach
Jun 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Good guide about specific sites, though he ignores a lot of places I'd like to read more on - which is why I use his guide along with Rough Guide - between them I have a much easier time as a solo traveler than I would without.
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Richard "Rick" Steves is an American author and television personality on European travel. He is the host of a public television series, and a public radio travel show, and the author of many travel guidebooks and autobiographies.
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