Ever popular, Rick Steves’ series of Italy travel guides have been updated for 2013, so if you are thinking of visiting Italy this year, you might like to invest in one, or even two. Kindle versions are available too.
Rick Steves’ guide, which includes an Italy travel planning map attracts very positive reviews on Amazon.com and covers all the aspects of Italy travelers could wish to know.
As Mr Steves’ site says:
In Rick Steves’ Italy, you’ll find in-depth Rick-tested information on trip planning, hotels, restaurants, tourist offices, transportation, telephones, festivals and holidays, mail and email, weather, survival phrases and easy-to-follow maps. It covers all the best sights (but does not include the illustrated city walks and museum tours found in Rick’s city guidebooks).
Rick Steves’ 2013 Italy Guide:
- Freshly updated for 2013, 1,140 pages
- Full color introduction and fold-out Planning Map!
- Rick’s picks for sights, eating, sleeping
This is what satisfied user Jon L. Albee had to say about his experience with an “honest” Rick Steves’ Italy guide:
“I’m a committed Rough Guide reader, but for my proposed trip to Italy I decided to try this very popular series. I now understand why they are so popular.
First, this guide is concise. It doesn’t claim to represent each and every location in the country, but is a selective overview of the sites the author knows we are interested in. Venice? Check. Florence? That too. Rome? Good to go. Perugia? Maybe not. I like its concise, selective format because it makes the book readable and usable. I’m not bogged down in page after page of minutiae.”
Italy visitor JRC Reno has been using Rick Steves’ guides for 18 years. He said this:
“Have been lucky to have visited Italy several times in the past couple of years, using several Rick Steves guides, i.e. Italy, Rome, Venice, and Florence & Tuscany each time. Did not hesitate buying Italy 2013 for our journey next May to Northern Italy. I have used Rick Steves guides for 18 years and will continue to use them as a base guide and point of departure for wherever we go in Europe. One joy is re-reading the guides after returning home and reviewing where we were, often nodding in agreement while thinking ‘Yes, exactly.'”
Click here for the 2013 edition of Rick Steves’ Italy on Amazon.com The guide is available in print or digital Kindle form for those of you who are avid tablet users. Surprisingly, to me, the digital version costs a couple of dollars more on Amazon.
If you do come to Italy in 2013, please do come back here and let us know where you went and how much you enjoyed Italy.