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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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Italy is calling me again !

Advantages: Useful information and different to the normal guide books
Disadvantages: None

This guide was a book purchased by me when my Wanderlust magazine ran an offer for its subscribers to purchase books free and just pay for postage. Being a lover of the Italian places I have been to visit so far and completely loving the way of life, I fe ...

frankiecesca 21.12.2011 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Italy - Culture Smart! - Charles Abbott

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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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This one doesn't sparkle

Advantages: All Italy in one guide
Disadvantages: Uneven coverage.

...I guess its inevitable that a series as large as lonely planet will be uneven, but it's a shame nonetheless. The Italy guide is uneven in its coverage. For example Alto-Adige province (the German speaking South Tyrol) is very scantilly covered, wit a lot ...

Aquila 27.08.2000 ∑ Read full review

Review of Lonely Planet Italy - Lonely Planet

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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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