Item description for Michelin Green Guide Rome (Michelin Green Guides) by Cynthia Clayton Ochterbeck...
PLAN......DISCOVER.....EXPLORE....with the newly updated Michelin Green Guide Series. Reorganized and reformatted, Michelin's Green Guide Series helps travelers find the best local and regional travel information.
Our goal is to provide travelers with practical, accurate and cultural destination information to a city, region or country with emphasis on: * Prioritizing your trip via Michelin's star ratings for major sights * Time-saving practical information with detailed itineraries, excursions and walking tours * Navigating effectively thru the area, destination and sight using maps and floor plans throughout the guide. * Enhancing knowledge of destination and sights with detailed historical and cultural information * Learning the best hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment and recreation sights to visit during trip.
New and improved features: * Writing Style-The writing style offers friendly guidance, but still retains the intellectual substance of the traditional Green Guide * Cover- New graphically vibrant covers highlight exciting information inside. * Colors- Contemporary colors have been added for page banner and headers to help readers easily identify the guide's major sections-making important information to you easier to spot. * Sidebars- Touring Tips, Sidebars and other practical information have been placed throughout the guide. * Double Columns- have been placed introduced in two sections, "Planning Your Trip" and "Understanding the Regions," for ease of reading. * Maps- Colorful, legible Michelin maps have been retained throughout the new layout along with many helpful waling or driving tour maps. Some guides include a metro or subway map on the inside front cover.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.7" Width: 4.5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Nov 15, 2007
Publisher Michelin Travel Publications
ISBN 1906261156 ISBN13 9781906261153
Reviews - What do customers think about Michelin Green Guide Rome (Michelin Green Guides)?
Michelin Green Guide for Rome Jun 19, 2008
The Michelin Green Guide is still the best. The history and tours will turn you into your own expert guide. The star system lets you select the best spots to visit within your time frame. It will fit in your pocket, but it is not a light weight guide. Durable and easy to use, it is a classic.
Snobby and without imagination Jul 16, 2007
Caravaggio's Conversion of St. Paul, in the church of Santa Maria Del Popolo, is a deathless masterpiece. People of all ages, from all countries of the world, stand in front of it in silent awe. Some of them weep. This is what the Michelin guide has to say about this painting: "The effect of the divine light illuminating St. Paul on the road to Damascus should have been sublime but it falls first of all on the hourse, which is out of proportion, before touching the foreshadowed figure of the saint." Oh, excuse me, Michelin man, it's a shame you weren't around in the 17th century so you could give Caravaggion lessons in proportion! Then there's the column of Marcus Aurelius, which as been transfixing travelers to Rome for nigh on two thousand years now: "The overall appearance is spoiled by the lack of entasis two-thirds of the way up the shaft, which would have avoided the impression of concavity." Spoiled! And here I was, along with maybe a hundred million people before me, thinking the spiraling reliefs of victory and disaster were something pretty damn special and reasonably unspoiled to see. And please forgive me for not having any idea what the heck "entasis" means. The star rating system of this guide will only lead you to the places you already knew you should go and see--the guide gives one or no stars to places that are not only magnificent, but which will be, even on a July afternoon, cool, silent and empty of the multitudes. The Rough Guide to Rome is a much better book. Or just follow your nose, your eyes and your heart--in the Eternal City, they can't steer you wrong.
Absolutely essential Oct 25, 2006
I've browsed and borrowed several guidebooks, and the ones I relied on for taking with me and walking around with (as opposed to pre-trip research) were Fodor's, and Michelin's Green Guide for Rome. The latter has no restaurant or hotel information, but excellent historical and cultural notes--more than some people want, perhaps. My only criticism of it is that the index is not good: some listings are under the Latin or Italian names, (many churches are found under the listing "chiesa" for example),some are under the English translation names, and some important topics or sites are not actually listed in the index at all, but they do appear in the book. Topics are well-organized into walking itineraries.
Well researched and organized, compact size that travels well Jun 6, 2006
I have used the Michelin Green Guides on many trips to Italy. They have always provided accurate information in an easy to use format. I particularly like that they are small enough to pack in a suit easily. This might not sound like much to you. But I am a one carry-on suitcase kind of girl, so I don't have much room to spare for lots of travel guides. I always have at least one Michelin Green Guide in my suitcase for each new adventure.
The writers do a nice job of provided walking directions through Rome to maximize your sightseeing opportunities. I love to walk around Rome. It is such a beautiful city that can only be truly appreciated up close. Just be sure to wear comfortable shoes. The street are very uneven and unless you have gel inserts in your hard soles shoes you feet might give out before you do. I have been known to walk 10 miles a day in Rome without trying to. It is very easy to get carried away and just want to see more.
Be sure to check out a few of the outdoor markets that are outlined in the book. These are so much fun. I like them almost as much as the museums.
The floorplans of the museums that are provided are very useful and I would recommend copying those before you leave to have with you if you don't plan to take the book.
One overlooked sight in Rome that I love is the Baths of Caracalla. If you are there in summer check to see if they are having the outdoor concerts at night, they are worth attending. Even without the concerts the scope of the Baths is worth seeing. It is fascinating what the Romans were able to accomplish in AD 212.
I would highly recommend the Michelin Green Guide to Rome to anyone that is planning a trip to Rome, be it their first trip or their tenth.