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ePub Southern Italy (Blue Guides) download
ISBN13:
978-0713627701
ISBN:
0713627700
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Publisher:
A & C Black Publishers Ltd; 6th edition
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Europe
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Increasingly, southern Italy is becoming a major European destination, not surprising given what it has to offer: the . 30 years ago, LP was the only guide book I used.

Increasingly, southern Italy is becoming a major European destination, not surprising given what it has to offer: the ruins of Pompeii. Purchased 4, for each of the major cities in Italy which we visited. Pros: They are terrific!

The first Blue Guide Southern Italy was published in 1925 and it has been a popular title ever since. Blue Guide Southern Italy.

The first Blue Guide Southern Italy was published in 1925 and it has been a popular title ever since. View the full example page - PDF. Blue Guide. Blue Guide Southern Italy View details .

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Southern Italy (Blue Guides). Blue Guides: Complete Cultural Guides - The art, history and architecture of this region is rich, as is its wine and gastronomy which are described in detail in this guide

Southern Italy (Blue Guides). Blue Guides: Complete Cultural Guides - The art, history and architecture of this region is rich, as is its wine and gastronomy which are described in detail in this guide. Full-colour throughout with detailed maps and diagrams.

The Blue Guides are a series of detailed and authoritative travel guidebooks focused on art, architecture, and (where relevant) archaeology along with the history and context necessary to understand them. A modicum of practical travel information, with recommended restaurants and hotels, is also generally included. The first Blue Guide – London and its Environs – was published in 1918 by the Scottish brothers James and Findlay Muirhead.

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Blue Guide Southern Italy with Naples, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius, the Amalfi Coast (Sorrento, Positano, Ravello), Capri, Ischia, Paestum, Capua .

Blue Guide Southern Italy with Naples, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius, the Amalfi Coast (Sorrento, Positano, Ravello), Capri, Ischia, Paestum, Capua, Caserta Calabria, Abruzzo, Molise, Puglia (with Taranto, Otranto, Gallipoli and Lecce) and Basilicata. Explores the history, art, archaeology, architecture, anthropology and culture of this ancient region of Italy in classic Blue Guides style: readable, athoritative, detailed, ideal for home study and preparation as well as for onsite use. For the independent traveller who wants to get beneath the surface.

Blue Guides: Complete Cultural Guides -- The art, history and architecture of this region is rich, as is its wine and gastronomy which are described in detail in this guide. Full-colour throughout with detailed maps and diagrams. Includes Blue Guides Recommended dining and accommodation suggestions. The author, supported by the classicists and art historians on the Blue Guides editorial board, has updated this new edition with a wealth of detail. Illustrations to inform rather than to decorate: maps, diagrams, floor plans, architectural details and photographs -- "Often plagiarised by other guide writers, Blue Guides have always been a gold standard for accuracy and depth" Daily Telegraph. "Guide books in the grand tradition of thoroughness and objectivity" Georgia Review.
  • 30 years ago, LP was the only guide book I used. I'd read that Blue Guides were "dry", but the on-line previews seemed to have much more depth. Purchased 4, for each of the major cities in Italy which we visited.

    Pros: They are terrific! Substantial detail in art, architecture, and history, intelligently written, and without any apparent "PC" bias, which negatively effects so many guidebooks. We had other folks surreptitiously listening in when I'd read out the descriptions as we went; much of the content of other guidebooks seems to be cribbed from the Blues. Far, far more detail than the other guidebooks we had with us; Blue would often have full entries on sites the others did not even (or barely) mentioned. Cannot say enough about the fantastic wealth of information & detail on nearly every site; often as much or more than the local tour guides! We never felt the need for a guide except in the 1 or 2 locations Blue actually recommended it!

    Cons: A little light on practical "getting there" and "where to stay" type information, but I do like that the Blues assumption is that you're not a timid, fearful tourist & can figure some basics out for yourself. They're big & heavy, so perhaps I'm going with the downloadable next time, tho I love the ability to re-read them at home.

    When combined with any other guidebook that excels in the practical traveler's type info (such as LP, Rough, Fodor/Frommer, etc. - your preference), the Blue Guides provide the excellent, in-depth detail into at what you're actually looking.

  • We used this guide over a three-week driving tour around southern Italy. Despite the publication date, the cultural information is still valid, comprehensive, illuminating and very helpful. If you are interested in the region's history, art, architecture and the like, this is still the guide to have with you. We also had the Lonely Planet Southern Italy and found it somewhat useful, particularly for its town maps, but lacking any mention of smaller places worth visiting but included in the Blue Guide. Also, the Lonely Planet needs updates of details such as admission times, charges and such.

  • Like every other Blue Guide, this one served perfectly our purpose of finding the best cultural, artistic, and archaeological treasures of this lovely part of Italy. Blue Guides are not a traditional tourist guide collection, but are focused on cultural tourism, so do not expect great selection of accommodations and restaurants; that's not their strength. If, by contrast, you are looking to study and appreciate the historical and artistic heritage of Southern Italy, this is absolutely the best choice. As an art historian and archaeologist, I was impressed with the amount of detail and accuracy of the information presented. Highly recommended.

  • The Blue Guides are my favorites: they are well written, don't ignore everything but the major tourist attractions, and have detail often overlooked by the others (Dorling Kindersly, etc.) This one is particularly valuable - it's about the Mezzogiorno, i.e., the South. This is the half of the country often ignored and very rewarding to visit - more than once. The southern Adriatic coast has what is arguably the best year-round climate in the country, beautiful beaches and waterfront resorts, and ancient villages od great beauty. The Blue Guide is a great place to start

  • The book had some useful information but lacked the level of detail that I expect from a Blue Guide. Two examples: in the section on Salerno there was no mention of the Garden of Minerva, which was the highlight of our visit to the city. In the section on the cathedral in Lecce, the book mentions that there are three statues on each side of the entry to the piazza but threre is no information on who the statues represent. We had to go to Wikipedia to find out.

  • The Blue Guides are the absolute best for the art and architectural sites regardless of city or country. They give more arts information than the usual guidebooks. They also have information on academic libraries. On the other hand, they give little information on shopping and basic suggestions for hotels, but that's not what they are designed for.

  • This is from the most scholarly and detailed of the English language guides to Italy. If you want to know where that temple came from, who Ruggiero II was, or the history of that ancient street market in Palermo, the Blue Guides will help. They also suggest places to eat and stay, and helpful summaries of the things you need to know about highways, trains and local customs. Worth the money if you want to do something more than lay on the beach with a drink. Not that there's anything wrong with that.