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Southern Italy is the land of the mezzogiorno - the midday sun. The south's violent history of successive invasions and economic hardship has forged a fiercely proud people and influenced its distinctive culture and cuisine.
This guide is the result of research by dedicated authors and local experts who immersed themselves in Puglia, Basilicata & Calabria, finding unique experiences, and sharing practical and honest advice, so you come away informed and amazed. This guide includes up-to-date reviews of the best places to stay, eat, sights, cultural information, maps, transport tips and a few best kept secrets - all the essentials to get to the heart of Puglia, Basilicata & Calabria.
Lonely Planet's Italy guide is researched and written by Paula Hardy, Donna Wheeler, Brendan Sainsbury, Virginia Maxwell, Robert Landon, Kerry Christiani, Nicola Williams, Duncan Garwood, Cristian Bonetto, Alison Bing, Abigail Blasi, Joe Fullman, Vesna Maric, Olivia Pozzan, Gregor Clark
Posted July 13, 2012
Posted March 31, 2012
If the city-focused travel guide books are considered novels, one should view Lonely Planet's "Italy" book as a collection of short stories. Over 900 pages of short stories. The book, like all of the Lonely Planet offerings, is beautifully laid out with bright and bold colors, clear organizational elements, and a wonderful multitude of clearly labelled and easily understood maps.
What the book lacks, however, is any real depth. Every element allows the reader to dip his prospectively traveling toe in only the shallowest of Italian waters. I kept wanting more, but I think that's what the city-specific books are for.
My family of five is planning a trip to Italy. We'll be hitting the biggies of Rome, Florence and Venice. This Lonely Planet "Italy" offering will be perfect for creating the outline of our activities. Since we're visiting multiple cities, we'll be able to use this as our 40,000-foot view of Italy and the specific cities we plan to visit. The core of our trip, however, will be guided by the city guides.
The book contains the requisite recommended itineraries of different lengths, and has a plethora of small 'top lists' focused on food, shopping, activities in each location.
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Posted September 21, 2013
Posted September 9, 2013
I agree with anonymous (April 12, 2013). The nookbook version of this Italy guidebook is horrible.. useless. Pages freeze, fails to connect to links, and hard to follow. Don't recommend. In addendum, the format used today by Lonely Planet has changed a lot since 1980-1990's when I did a lot of traveling in my youth. Current format of guidebooks hard to follow, disjointed, no depth.
Posted April 20, 2013
Of all the guidebooks I bought for my 7 week trip around Italy, this ended up being my go-to book! The maps were very useful especially. I just wish the book was split into smaller books/ volumes so it would be easier to carry around instead of one big chunk of a book. Other than that, I would definitely recommend this to those visiting Italy.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 12, 2013
Useless! The Lonely Planet guidebooks are wonderful, but the Nookbook versions are poorly designed and useless; they take forever to load, frequently freeze, fail to correctly connect to links, and are full of other bugs. Do yourself a favor and buy the paperback instead!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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