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A tasty quest

Advantages: An irresistible confection of gastronomy, travel and history
Disadvantages: Leaves one hungry for more

...What a delicious book this is, if an impossible one to categorise. Al Dente is not a cookery book, although it contains over thirty recipes. Itís not a travel book, although it follows the authorís trail all over Italy, illustrating the itinerary with ...

torr 29.01.2010 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Al Dente - William Black

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Rough Guide to Roman Rough Guide

Advantages: Great restauraunt recommendations, useful price guides etc
Disadvantages: Maps not great, little short of detail

...before a recent weekend away in Rome (ok, I confess, we went to watch the rugby!) As we thought it would be nice to know a little about what we were looking at and where we were. I spent the delay at the airport and the flight checking th ...

sk0680 21.02.2008 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Rough Guide to Rome - Martin Dunford

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The New Tuscany

Advantages: Good writing, amusing comment and invaluable advice
Disadvantages: Sometimes out of date?

...Rome and the Heart of Italy by Dana Facaros, Michael Pauls. The Authors Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls have written over 45 Cadogan guides including regional guides for France and a series of guides on Italy, Spain, Greece and Turkey. They write with ...

cjsingleton 13.02.2003 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Cadogan Guide to Rome & the Heart of Italy - Cadogan

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Venice day by day

Advantages: Nice layout and good range of information along with a great map
Disadvantages: None

I already owned the DK top ten Venice book before I even had a trip to Venice planned but, when I came to actually book my trip I then purchased an extra guide book. I then even got one free with my hotel booking through my work so I ended up with thre ...

frankiecesca 11.01.2012 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Frommer's Venice Day by Day - Stephen Brewer

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small but useful

Advantages: lots on info on the things you really need to know
Disadvantages: maybe too small for those who like to carry a brick of a guidebook around with them!

I received this guidebook as part of a free gift from the conde nast magazine which contained four small city guides in a nice little box. I had never heard of luxe city guides before so at first wasn't that impressed with it to be honest but, i soon rea ...

frankiecesca 10.09.2007 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Rome - Luxe City Guide

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