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The Little Black Book of Rome, 2012 Edition (Rome Travel Guide) Hardcover – Jan 1 2012

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Pauper Press; Spi edition (Jan. 1 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 144130665X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441306654
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 2.2 x 14.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #527,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Best Travel Series of the Year, 2008

''We select the Little Black Travel Books as our travel guide series of the year. The main reasons for designating these guides as best of the year are their portability and user friendliness. (The spiral binding allows the reader to keep the book open to a certain page.) Individual volumes are small enough to fit into a pocket, but in terms of helpfulness, they are twice their physical dimensions. The other reason these guides are so worthy of praise is the fact that each volume has a neat, tidy, and nicely detailed foldout map to the particular area under discussion. The chapters in each volume correspond to the geographical areas into which the authors divide the city for the tourist. Each chapter gives basics on places to see, available art, and entertainment venues, places to eat and drink, where to shop, and where to stay. You can study a range of guides before your actual trip, but this is definitely a commendable candidate for carrying with you on site.''

American Library Association

About the Author

Author Vesna Neskow lived in Europe for 13 years. She speaks six languages. Her TV work has been produced by CBS and broadcast on NPR, and she has written for the New York Times Book Review. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9b67f390) out of 5 stars 13 reviews
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b405d14) out of 5 stars Great little book! April 11 2010
By Inferno Promotions - Published on
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Really happy to get this book. Terrific size for popping in your handbag. Love the way each city is divided into area's - makes it easy to find a nearby restaurant or place of interest. Maps are simple to follow and, although small, easy to read and compliment the book perfectly. Really happy with this series!!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b405e40) out of 5 stars This book was the best thing we got for our trip! May 9 2012
By Alicia L. Silva - Published on
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
There are so many tips in this book, for popular places and for more hidden places... it is organized by the different regions within Rome, which made it very simple to look up what was in the area.

The main map was invaluable!!! We had 3 other guides/maps, and each time we got turned around, those would go away and we'd pull out this book to get us back on track.

it never failed us. :)

My best friend went to Rome a couple months after we did, and she took it with her too.

You can't go wrong with this one folks! :)
HASH(0x9b408180) out of 5 stars Don't use to plan your trip - use it while ON your trip! Oct. 24 2015
By Urbanite1985 - Published on
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excellent size, can fit in the inside pocket of my suit jacket or winter coat. Great small maps so you can take it out, look through it for a recommendation, look at your map and NEVER LOOK LIKE A TOURIST! Short and sweet recommendations of where to eat based upon where I am in the city and simple synopsis of the must see items. Fold out maps are small but clear to read - not too crowded with information or too small to read. Maps are broken out into each area of Rome so you don't have to unfold a large city map.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b408858) out of 5 stars Best guide ever Dec 7 2011
By Veronica Rodriguez Delgado - Published on
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This book is an excellent guide for every tourist in Rome. It has fantastic recommendations and pieces of advice. The size is perfect to carry in the bag/hand and the directions are excellent.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b408828) out of 5 stars Perfect book July 8 2015
By Becky Schoen - Published on
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great little guide, totally comes in handy and maps are very useful. small and easy to carry around with you since cell phones don't really work in Rome... Google maps I found to be time consuming, distracting and come on you're in Rome, get off your phone. Worth a purchase.

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