Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a tour guide in your pocket Each colorful, compact book includes Ricks advice for prioritizing your time, whether you re spending 1 or 7 days in a city Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold out city map.Included in Rick Steves Pocket RomeSights the National Museum, Palatine Hill, Trajans Column, Market, and Imperial Forums, Baths of Diocletian, Appian Way, St Peter in Chains, Pilgrims Tour of Rome, Jewish Ghetto, and Capitoline MuseumsWalks and Tours the Colosseum Tour, Roman Forum Tour, Night Walk Across Rome, Pantheon Tour, Vatican Museum Tour, St Peters Basilica Tour, and Borghese Gallery...
|Title||:||Rick Steves' Pocket Rome|
|Number of Pages||:||368 Pages|
|File Size||:||968 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Rick Steves' Pocket Rome Reviews
I recently travelled to Rome and like a good traveller, I wanted to have all my ducks in a row.
Love this book! There is an app with an accompanying audio guide. This saved me a ton of money, since I didn't have to buy the audio tours at the museums. It gave great advice about the Roma Pass and how to skip the long lines. I went during Easter, a crazy packed time, but thanks to the book, we never had to wait on line. As we were leaving, I saw people waiting in a 4-hour line. The walking tours and directions were great. The only slight flaw was that the map in the back of the book that folds out doesn't have all the streets labeled. I just used the map the hotel gave to accompany the book, so it wasn't a problem. I know that he is coming out with an update version next month. He even rated exhibits with a "must see", a "try to see" and "if you have time." This was super helpful during planning. This is a must have if you are traveling to Italy!
I don't normally gush about anything, let alone a book, but this book was MAGNIFICENT! My son and I just returned from Rome, and this was our guide. I could not have been more impressed by this book unless Rick Steves was standing right next to us in Rome.
This is the perfect book for a first time visitor to Rome. My family will only have 4 days in Rome and there is a 5 day itinerary laid out that highlights all of the important sites to see within each neighborhood within Rome. In addition, important customs are noted, such as correct attire to visit the Vatican which I find very helpful. There are discriptions of the major sites and background history as well but it is written for a general audience and not the art historian or expert on antiquities, it is just the right amount of information for one to decide whether or not to make a visit.
The book was excellent - it gives you the history of each site to visit, along with details about the current state, hints on how to avoid lines, and save money. The pictures are excellent. What was even better is the ability to download AUDIO Files about these locations from his website, and listen to the audio guide while looking at the actual sites! For example, in the Colosseum in Rome, as well as in the Pantheon, we listened to the downloaded Rick Steves Audio Tour instead of buying a local tour. That alone saved us money.