I always prefer Lonely Planet to the others when planning a trip and while on a trip. This was the first time I wanted to throw a book into the shredder. I was in Rome, had figured out by reading the book what I wanted to see, and this look really let me down by not helping me find my way around. The maps were too small to read. I have never dealt with such disorganization. First you would find a place you wanted to go to, then turn to the page the map was on. This might be 20 or 30 pages away from where you are reading the description. The description tells you the page the map is on. The map has code numbers (147, 234 etc) in tiny tiny print, sometimes with a background color almost the same as the number. You need bright light, great vision and a magnifying glass. But wait, it gets worse. You have to turn to yet another page to find the attraction you are looking for (from the description on the page you started from), and then identify the code number that is on the map page, which of course you have now lost since you are probably walking on the street, with you finger on one page, looking at a second, and trying to find the third. The maps overlap each other for no obvious reason (the same street location on more than one map but attractions on one or the other but not both). Maps straddle two pages with the sections nearing the binding not exactly matching up. One of the places whose description sounded like a place I wanted to go told me to turn to the map on such and such page and when I got to the page that was the index to the map on page such and such, the attraction wasn't even listed. Did anybody proofread this? The shame is the attractions listed and the descriptions of them are of good quality and make you want to go, which is what a travel book is for. But then the book doesn't help you find the place the way it should. I like to use public transportation, and many of the attractions have the bus stop or metro stop noted. But you would think they would also tell you what bus or what metro line? Of course not. There is a bus stop listed, but you are totally on your own to figure out what bus to take to get there. I could go on and on. It is not enough to tell you to buy a different book, Lonely Planet should take this one off the shelf and replace it quickly before Lonely Planet's good reputation is ruined.