am 26. März 1999
You picked up a few travel books while planning that trip several months out-and this one was among them for its beautiful color photographs on every page, but it is chocked full of itineraries and info. Three months later, boning up on the real things you need to know-in order to keep up at dinner with your host in Milan, or not embarrass yourself by steering your travel companion in the wrong direction-this veteran traveler was THRILLED to find the complete history of Italy in the first few pages, the customs, art appreciation, and reminders of treasures found on previous trips. If you can only have one guide book, this is it. It can also double as your souvenir.