My wife and I have just returned from a trip to Florence, Siena and Lucca accompanied by your guide. I am writing to say how good we found the book... we certainly enjoy the light-hearted but informative style of the guide. It confirms my long held view that Cadogan Guides are among the best.
I spent some time in the Lake Garda region this month with the help of the help of the guidebook Lombardy, Milan and the Italian Lakes... thanks so much for the excellent guidance and stimulation of the commentary.
I bought your wonderful guide on the Italian Riviera. Read and enjoyed it from cover to cover!
Let me first of all congratulate you on your brilliant travel guide to the Bay of Napoli and the Amalfi Coast. So much information and history about the place I could not have hoped for more.
Congratulations on your Cadogan Guide "The Bay of Naples and Southern Italy" having just returned from an early short break to this area. We would not have had such an enjoyable time without your guide.
I made very good use of your guide Tuscany, Umbria and The Marches. I found the guide full of useful and interesting information: I also appreciated the frequent light touches. The style used made the intake of facts, both historical and contemporary, pleasant and enjoyable.
The Cadogan Guides are the best I have ever seen and read. My beloved is putting her foot down because I buy a lot of them. Especially the fact that I can actually find the train routes in the special maps. I have bought all your guides on Italia and the planning has been almost as joyful as the travelling!
Imagine our surprise and pleasure at finding your book on Venice. True it was packed with the usual travel information. And indeed there was a good bit of history. But your book had character, wit and charm. We enjoyed the side trips down small alleys, insightful if not obscure facts about past inhabitants, honesty about historic sites and suggestions on places to go. It was not uncommon for us to be standing in front of a church, building, painting, or sculpture, reading your book and laughing. In some cases people must have thought us irreverent... if you've stopped writing travel books please start again. If you are still writing, continue!
I would like to congratulate everyone concerned in the production of your wonderful guidebooks. We only recently discovered a new way of holiday life with a Cadogan clutched in my hand as we traveled to the Italian Lakes and then to the Riviera. Both books are now treasures and we are looking forward to collecting and travelling the complete set! An amazing way to spend a newly acquired retirement.
I have just returned from a trip to Venice where I used a guidebook that I had purchased at a bookstore here in Ann arbor, entitled Venice & the Veneto by Facaros and Pauls. I have never before written a letter offering accolades for a guidebook, but this is an exception. I found this book to be meticulously complete and thorough, and I have boundless admiration for the authors who went to all the trouble of ferreting out so much detailed information about everything in the city of Venice. I can't imagine they could ever sell enough copies of this book to make that work worthwhile. However, I am pleased they did it, because I found it to be the best guidebook I have ever seen on any subject. I also enjoyed the breezy style that frequently got me to laugh out loud, and I also appreciated their very opinionated views on many things, some of which I even found myself agreeing with.
|Bay of Naples & Southern Italy
Now fully redesigned, this new edition contains the most up-to-the-minute practical information and listings, along with color photographs and maps. Cadogan explores the home of pizza, seeking out the pleasures of chic Positano and the Amalfi Coast, where Mount Vesuvius towers over the fantasy garden frescoes of Pompeii; the ravishing landscape of Capri; and vibrant Naples, with its... read more
|Bologna & Emilia-Romagna
Americans are discovering a place Europeans have known for centuries - lovely Emilia-Romagna, home of spaghetti bolognese, Pavarotti, Parma ham, Lambrusco, lasagna, macaroni, balsamic vinegar and much more. Now fully redesigned, this new edition of the only guide available to this essentially Italian region contains the most up-to-the-minute practical information and listings, along with... read more
|Italian Riviera & Piedmont
Steps back into ancient Rome on a visit to the Forum and Colosseum • takes a boat ride on Lake Como and a walk through the rolling Tuscan hills • soaks up the sun along the Italian Riviera and sinks into the romance of Venice • marvels at the masterpieces in the Uffizi and takes in an opera at La Scala • dines on fine cuisine in Italy’s gastronomic... read more
With so much to see, do, experience, and eat in Italy, the only way to get the best from a visit is with a copy of Cadogan's authoritative guide in hand. Written by experts and full of fascinating stories and anecdotes, the best places to stay and eat and the wondrous churches, cathedrals, piazzas, galleries, olive groves, and rolling hills of this magnificent country.... read more
|Lombardy & the Italian Lakes
The first ever guide to this area gets to grips with Milan, international mecca of fashion and shopping, with its awesome art collections and world-famous La Scala opera house. The economic powerhouse of Italy since the Middle Ages, Milan is today a vibrant, frenetic city and Cadogan's discerning listings seek out the best bars, restaurants and clubs in which to party with the... read more
"One of our favorite travel series, Cadogan Guides are British imports with a distinct personality. Authors have lived and traveled for years in the regions they cover and bring an in-depth knowledge of local history and culture to their guides." ¿ www.travellersbookstore.com "Classy but colorful with it...and offers advice on everything from walks to... read more
Cadogan's guide to Rome provides a truly accessible way into the heart of this enthralling city. The unique introductory full-color section is packed with itineraries--for example, an exploration of Ancient Rome or a taste of the unexpected away from the tourist crowds. There are ideas for day trips outside Rome, and walks that give visitors a true taste of the city. All attractions and... read more
|Rome and Central Italy
Explore monumental, all-conquering Rome and go beyond the Eternal City's ancient gates to discover what lies outside them--volcanic lakes, beaches and islands, refined hill towns, Etruscan tombs and the high, snowy peaks of the Apennines.Hand-picked and special places to stay and eat, easy-to-use maps, clear layout and rich cultural background detail combine with reliable advice on everything... read more
|Rome Venice Florence
Now fully redesigned, this new edition contains the most up-to-the-minute practical information and listings, along with color photographs and maps. Travel companies consistently cite this three-city combination as their most sought-after Italian tour. These are three remarkable destinations, with three remarkable stories to tell. Rome went out and conquered the world, and in its retirement... read more
Sardinia has long been a favorite of the Italians; discover why with Cadogan’s insightful and fascinating guide. Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls, the Italian travel experts, uncover the hidden sights of the elegant capital of Cagliari and explore the wild beaches and pure turquoise sea of the coast of the Nurra. They ponder the quiet simplicity of Oristano, which explodes into life for a... read more
Unravels the big island’s stormy history and complex myths – takes you to the high drama of Etna’s free firework displays and serene far-flung islands in the cleanest seas in Italy – reveals the fantastic architecture of Syracuse on the southeast coast and the ancient sites of Tindari, Himera and Solunto dotted along the... read more
Discover the wonders of this captivating region with Cadogan's classic guidebook: the medieval glories of Lucca and San Gimignano, the Renaissance charms and murky Medici decadence of Florence, the wine routes of Chianti, Siena's frenzied Palio horse race, the hill towns, Pisa's Leaning Tower--all set against Tuscany's golden landscapes, coastline, and islands. * Bursting with personal... read more
|Tuscany Umbria & the Marches
Now fully redesigned, this new edition of a Cadogan bestsellercontains the most up-to-the-minute practical information and listings, along with color photographs and maps. Holidaymakers have traveled to Tuscany and Umbria for centuries, and visitor figures continue to rise. Italy experts Facaros and Pauls uncover Tuscany’s lavish natural beauty and some of the most enchanting landscapes in... read more
Cadogan's acclaimed guide is the perfect travelling companion to the "green heart of Italy." The authors--one-time Umbrian residents--take the reader deep into bucolic valleys and wooded hills, while their illuminating commentary showcases the architectural heritage of this bewitching region.Hand-picked, unusual places to stay and eat, easy-to-use maps, clear layout and rich cultural... read more
Cadogan’s cliché-busting guide discovers the little-known sights of secret Venice, as well as the treasures that simply can’t be missed. The guide covers in depth the history and culture of the city: the awe-inspiring Basilica of San Marco and the Doge’s Palace, and the Accademia, with its world-renowned collection of Renaissance art. It also has sections on nightlife, whether the visitor... read more
|Venice, Venetia & the Dolomites
Now fully redesigned, this new edition contains the most up-to-the-minute practical information and listings, along with color photographs and maps. In a country full of treasures, Cadogan leads you through the region that lays claim to many of Italy’s jewels. This sumptuous, sensuous area is full of world-renowned beauty, both man-made and natural, from the awesome peaks of the Dolomites... read more