Item description for The Marche (Heritage Guides) by Touring Club of Italy...
This comprehensive guide surveys the entire region, from the modern urban hub of Ancona to the beautiful Renaissance court city of Urbino to Pesaro and other coastal resort towns. Detailed information is provided for more than 100 historic cities, villages, national parks, and natural sites. The guide showcases the region's many artistic treasures, including the Sanctuary of Loreto and the stunning Frasassi Caves, as well as its numerous cultural activities, from theater to the opera. Three thematic itineraries, 32 maps and plans, and 15 walking and driving tours allow travelers to discover the region at their own pace. Essential information on galleries, museums, archeological sites, hotels, restaurants, and shopping is also included.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Feb 5, 2007
Publisher Touring Club of Italy
ISBN 8836541364 ISBN13 9788836541362
Reviews - What do customers think about The Marche (Heritage Guides)?
a complete waste of $30 Nov 29, 2007
since le Marche is the region of Italy from which my family emigrated to America two generations ago, and since it does not get written about very much (which is why it isn't overrun with tourists), my heart skipped a beat when i read this book's description.
as it turns out, this isn't really a book, in the sense of a work that has been vetted by a publisher at arm's length from its authors. rather, it's a "student project", by four students who haven't yet mastered elementary matters such as grammar and correct spelling of place names.
the photos, which appear to have been taken with a pocket-sized digital camera, are as small as the viewing screen on the back of such a camera, and they have the look of having been printed out on a home-office computer. fine for a class project, but a rip-off for a slim volume costing $30.
if you're interested in the giddy gushings of four self-absorbed college girls (there might also be a college boy somewhere in the mix), this is the "book" for you.
but, if you're interested in learning anything about le Marche (aside from the fact that, like almost everywhere else in the world, it has beaches along its shores and restaurants in its interior), your wait for an informative book on this subject is not yet over.
The Marche; Brian's Assessment Aug 25, 2007
There are very few books available that specifically address the Marche area but this is one super book that has it all. It contains a logical flow, had detailed maps, an excellent index, provides history and current information and, offers specifics on Where to Stay, Where to Eat and What is a Must to see. Well worth the money. This is a book for the backpack when in the Marche region