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Frommer's Northern Italy: with Venice, Milan and the Lakes Paperback – Mar 22 2010

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Frommers; 5 edition (March 22 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470497327
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470497326
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 458 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #611,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

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 --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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9c9ea408) out of 5 stars 13 reviews
23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9bf8ac78) out of 5 stars Nearly Always Reliable Jan. 12 2007
By BellaBull - Published on
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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
HASH(0x9bd29c30) out of 5 stars good overview of Northern Italy Jan. 6 2009
By Laura Peterson - Published on
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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
HASH(0x9d7219f0) out of 5 stars Good, but the contents section needs improving Sept. 4 2011
By Sherry Campbell - Published on
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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.
HASH(0x9be5bf24) out of 5 stars Doesn't inspire you to book a trip April 22 2016
By Nancy Duffy - Published on
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I get the author tried to cram as much information into this book as possible but what you're left with is so cumbersome to read that it makes traveling to Italy seem like a hassle. And this is only Northern Italy. I'd had to think if the book encompassed the whole country. Found it tiresome to read. I would have preferred less boring details and more of a true guide of what would make for a wonderful trip to Northern Italy for the first-time visitor and returning tourist who wants to see some of the sights they missed the first time around. Pictures of recommended sights, hotels, restaurants, neighborhoods would have made this more exciting to read.
HASH(0x9c5755dc) out of 5 stars This volume should add to your experience March 3 2015
By Robert M. Nied - Published on
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I cannot yet say "I love it" because I have not used it for my Fall, 2015 trip, but the three northern Italian cities, Turin, Milan, and Trieste, that I will visit appear to be well represented in this volume. Frommer has a good name, and I am sure I can count on its contents to be very helpful. I am not interested in eateries and night life, so up-to-date information about them do not add to my travel experience.

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