Traveller Guides Calabria 2nd

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The traveller guides series are informative and concise, and are aimed at mainstream travelers wanting to discover something a little different on their trip. These indispensable guides offer the perfect blend of culture, history, practical information, mapping, photography and listings.

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The traveller guides series are informative and concise, and are aimed at mainstream travelers wanting to discover something a little different on their trip. These indispensable guides offer the perfect blend of culture, history, practical information, mapping, photography and listings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848483903
  • Publisher: Cook, Thomas Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/17/2011
  • Series: Travellers - Thomas Cook Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 262,444
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted May 12, 2011

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    Must have for travelers to Calabria

    If you're headed to the toe of the boot, you'll want to have the second edition of Travellers Calabria by Lara Dunston and Terry Carter tucked away in your travel bag. This guidebook gives a solid overview of many aspects of Calabrian culture including archaeology, history, and food, while also offering sightseeing, accommodation, and restaurant tips as well.

    In short, it does exactly what a guidebook should -- and it's conveniently only slightly larger than pocket-sized to boot.

    The photographs are consistently gorgeous and the text covers much more than the main tourist destinations like Tropea, Gerace, and Reggio Calabria; it also shares some of my favorite even more off-the-beaten stops like Pizzo, Le Castella, and Serra San Bruno.

    I especially love the section that lists, by season, which attractions a visitor should enjoy in Calabria; first-time visitors will also appreciate the inclusion of basic information on how to arrive and get around, handle money issues, navigate national holidays, and even say some basic phrases in Italian.

    If I have one slight criticism, it's the lack of coverage of the Catanzaro province, where I happen to live in what many consider to be one of the most picturesque medieval villages in Calabria (Badolato). For the province, there are no restaurants listed outside of the city of Catanzaro, and available accommodations are also a bit ignored -- there are some great agriturismi, in particular, that offer not only great lodging but also excellent dining options with food prepared from products grown and raised on the premises.

    I realize this information isn't easy to come by even for savvy guidebook researchers, but I do hope to see the Catanzaro section expanded a bit in future updates.

    Overall, though, you're not going to find a better, more comprehensive guidebook for Calabria in English, and this one comes complete with suggested one-week, two-week, and longer itineraries in case you prefer to have someone else do the planning. There are also walking tours of Reggio Calabria, Tropea, and Crotone as well as driving tours of the national parks in both the Sila and Aspromonte Mountains.

    I highly recommend this book to anyone planning a trip to Calabria or who wants to learn more about the region and all it has to offer.

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