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Frommer's Northern Italy: with Venice, Milan and the Lakes [Paperback]

John Moretti

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March 22 2010 Frommer's Complete Guides (Book 717)

Take a gondola ride on Venice's Grand Canal, where you'll find excellent views of St. Mark's Basilica. See chapter 5.

  • Foldout map, plus detailed maps throughout

  • Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information

  • Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife

  • Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas

  • Insider tips from local expert authors


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Frommer's. The best trips start here.

Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer.

  • Insider tips on how to enjoy Venice's Carnevale, see Milan's museums, and hike along the Cinque Terre's stunning coastline.

  • Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.

  • Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget.

  • Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.

Find great deals and book your trip at Frommers.com --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

John Moretti is a freelance writer whose musings about Italy have appeared in the International Herald Tribune, The Independent on Sunday, and the New York Sun, among others. He is the author of several travel guides and a book for aspiring expatriates, Living Abroad in Italy. His career highlights include interviewing Giorgio Armani for A&E Biography, producing a documentary on Italian soccer for Australian television, singing on tour with a Franciscan monk and his evangelical heavy-metal band, and following his favorite sporting event, the Tour de France. He grew up outside Boston and is a graduate of Middlebury College.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Nearly Always Reliable Jan. 12 2007
By BellaBull - Published on Amazon.com
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I've always liked Frommer's, mainly because the books are well-organized and provide a great overview and starting point. The attractions are clearly explained, with hours, admission fees, restrictions, & considerations. The hotel suggestions are generally good, though usually a little on the more expensive end, and in lieu of internet I find them generally reliable.

It can be a little dry and a little mainstream, but their books are usually updated with good regularity & is good for planning your sightseeing and transportation. More detailed information on ferries & hydrofoils (not just from Frommers but guide books in general) would be nice!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good overview of Northern Italy Jan. 6 2009
By Laura Peterson - Published on Amazon.com
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We found this book very useful in our recent travels especially for sights and dining. Did not agree with some of the hotel reviews so consider comparing to another guide book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but the contents section needs improving Sept. 4 2011
By Sherry Campbell - Published on Amazon.com
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I've slated Frommers France for not having a contents section and when you're reading a digital version of a travel book it's unforgiveable to not have one. It's not like you can flip through the pages as you would a physical book. Without a contents section you're reduced to methodically advancing each page until you find what you want (which may even be at the back of the book). Frommers have at least tried to provide a contents section for this digital travel book but it is woeful. I mean, how much investment is really necesary in creating a visually-appealing, easy-to-negotiate contents section. This one looks like it's been designed by a computer-programmer - all function, no finesse...not even spacings or type-size to differentiate between the splurb of clickable contents. It's like some-one backed a dumpster up and offloaded the entire contents section in a heap. It's hard to read, hard to negotiate...but, hey, it's there. Woeful. But the travel content is good. Wake up Frommers and spend more than an hour of some apprentice-in-the-back-room's wages on providing digitally readable content.
4.0 out of 5 stars Frommer's Northern Italy Oct. 19 2012
By demille - Published on Amazon.com
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The condition was like new, even the map. I have not actually made any arrangements yet, but have looked through the book and it seems to offer good advice on accomodations, dining and sight seeing, so I think it will be helpful.
4.0 out of 5 stars Narrows Down Northern Italy Only June 23 2011
By E. Kennedy - Published on Amazon.com
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We are only traveling northern Italy and don't need books with all the rest. This book narrows down the info to what I need. I subscribe to daily Frommer's only site with travel tips, updates and readers inputs on topics and I do like their format.

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