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From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you're going there, chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most jaded globetrotters. Lonely Planet has been perfecting its guidebooks for nearly 30 years and as a result, has the experience and know-how similar to an older sibling's "been there" advice. The original backpacker's bible, the LP series has recently widened its reach. While still giving insights for the low-budget traveler, the books now list a wide range of accommodations and itineraries for those with less time than money.
Explore the riches of Italy with Lonely Planet's essential guide. Featuring a special color feature on Italian art and architecture, this book also contains insider's advice on the best pasta and gelati; skiing and trekking information, notes on history, culture and current politics; as well as practical food and accommodation suggestions for every budget. Delightful sidebars add insight into the culture, with details on everything from gladiators to mushroom picking. --Kathryn True --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Lonely Planet guides are a must-pack" --Toronto Star, February 2006 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
item was as described; it has been very useful ! The edition sent was the correct one and it appeared to be new when I received it :)Published on Sept. 15 2011 by m&m
I've used Lonely Planet before and was disappointed in the Italy book. The info in text is useful, but the maps are really frustrating to use. Read morePublished on June 29 2011 by cestmoi
I bought the Lonely Planet and found it didn't even have a single word about my favorite place in Italy, a small gem of a town with an incredible hostel and scenery (I can't tell... Read morePublished on July 21 2003
This book is great for travel in Italy. The background information is interesting, the maps are superb and the LP writers do an excellent job of highlighting the most interesting... Read morePublished on July 7 2003 by Sonya