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The Book People Travel Shop handpicks the finest holiday destinations to help provide a flash of inspiration when planning your next trip away. This month we’re heading to Italy. Brimming with ancient history, stunning scenery and buzzing cities, the appeal of Italy really is endless. Explore its 4,660 miles of coastline for relaxation, sports and sailing, journey to the peaks for alpine skiing, trekking and horseback riding, or enjoy the charm of Lake Garda or Lake Como’s breathtaking landscapes for a trip into the heart of some naturally spectacular places. With exquisite food and drink to satisfy the taste buds and the heart, and cities like Rome, Naples and Palermo to serve historians and dedicated shoppers alike, Italy is a fulfilling destination for every traveller at any time of year.

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The Book People Travel Shop handpicks the finest holiday destinations to help provide a flash of inspiration when planning your next trip away. This month we’re heading to Italy. Brimming with ancient history, stunning scenery and buzzing cities, the appeal of Italy really is endless. Explore its 4,660 miles of coastline for relaxation, sports and sailing, journey to the peaks for alpine skiing, trekking and horseback riding, or enjoy the charm of Lake Garda or Lake Como’s breathtaking landscapes for a trip into the heart of some naturally spectacular places. With exquisite food and drink to satisfy the taste buds and the heart, and cities like Rome, Naples and Palermo to serve historians and dedicated shoppers alike, Italy is a fulfilling destination for every traveller at any time of year.

  • 111 Places in Verona and Lake Garda That You Must Not Miss

    Petra Sophia Zimmermann

    Product Code: AMVGJ
    Paperback
    As you catch your first glimpse of the crystal-clear waters of Lake Garda with its endlessly long banks, you instantly begin envisioning sunset strolls through picturesque fishing villages and abandoning yourself to dolce far niente - the ineffable sweetness of doing nothing. Quite close by, Verona beckons you too - the city of the most famous and tragic lovers in the world, Romeo and Juliet, and of the ancient Roman arena with its annual opera festival. These are the sights and stories that leap to mind when one thinks of this region. But did you also know that the world's second-shortest river flows here? Or that the village of Limone did not get its name from its groves of lemon trees? Have you heard the true story of Juliet's famous balcony? Or the circumstances surrounding the 13th-century "Casa di Romeo" - the house in which the handsome young suitor could very well have lived? This guide will lead you to 111 special places rarely mentioned in conventional travel books, but which lend this history-laden idyll its sensual magic.
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  • Venice Walks

    Jo Ann Titmarsh

    Product Code: APGKH
    Paperback
    This updated 2nd edition of this delightful walking guide whose unique sellingpoint is walking routes on 'bird's eye view' (isometric) mapping. Not just this,but the walks are informative and fun. Exploring Venice with this guide is likebeing taken by a friend who knows all the best restaurants, shops andattractions. It will introduce not only the famous sights but the atmosphere ofthe city as a whole. The new and contemporary cover emphasises these benefits,making it clear that the beautiful mapping is uniquely easy to use because itshows the street plan as well as the look of your surroundings. The routes are inall the most interesting areas of Venice, plus a few on the outskirts. Most areabout an hour long or can be joined together easily for long expeditions.
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  • Lonely Planet Make My Day Rome

    Lonely Planet

    Product Code: AOWNS
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Make My Day Rome is a unique guide that allows you to effortlessly plan your perfect day. Flip through the sections and mix and match your itinerary for morning, afternoon and evening. Start the day with a visit to the Colosseum, spend the afternoon at St Peter's Basilica and then enjoy Trastevere nightlife in the evening; all with your trusted travel companion. Planning your city adventure has never been so easy and fun. Inside the Lonely Planet Make My Day Rome Travel Guide: *Build your own day from more than 2000 itinerary combinations *Insider tips get you to the heart of the city's must-see sights and experiences *Maps and transport planner help you get your bearings and navigate between sights *Restaurants and cafes close to your chosen destinations *Full colour images of every sight and activity *Essential need-to-know info about the city *Free, convenient pull-out Rome map The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Make My Day Rome, a fun, interactive way to plan your perfect day. * Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Rome's neighbourhoods? Check out Lonely Planet Rome. * Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Italy for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Discover Italy, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
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  • Sardinia

    Andreas Stieglitz

    Product Code: AOKFW
    Paperback
    Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean, is a countryside lover's paradise. Touring Sardinia by car, you quickly leave all traces of tourism behind: the six car tours cover about 1600km (1000 miles). The tours are arranged in such a way that they can be combined, allowing you to tour round the whole island.-------------------- As you tour, explore on foot: walking in Sardinia, crushing the fragrant Mediterranean macchia underfoot, will give you the real flavour of the island. Its scenic diversity ranges from rough and primeval landscapes to gentle golden sand dunes, from scorching rocky plateaux and windswept plains reminiscent of Africa to rolling hills with lush pastures and dense brushwood, from towering mountains cloaked in fine oak woods to a turquoise sea that touches the rocky coast. Colourful rock roses and an extravaganza of wild flowers flourish in spring.----------------- 6 car tours (with accompanying touring maps), 37 long and short walks (each with 1:50,000 topo map), 16 picnic suggestions. Plans of Cagliari and Sassari. Free online update service with specific route change information on the publisher's website, maintained daily.- --------------- The 'Landscapes' series, with 50 destinations, has been dubbed 'the blue Bibles' by the Sunday Times and led to Sunflower coming third out of a field of 15 publishers in the 2014 Holiday Which? guidebook roundup.-------------- As with all Sunflower books, these are great walking books, and you can use the Sunflower website to check for any updates to the routes before you go on each trip. A great book and great after-sales service from the writers. We did some fantastic walks and you get so much good local information on the region too. Would recommend all Sunflower books. [We also have] the Crete, Majorca and Menorca books...(JJ, Amazon)---------------- A great book!!! I highly recommend it, even if, like me, you are not fluent in English, all terms are easily understandable. (PG, Amazon)---------------- Another faultless Sunflower Book. Sunflower guides are always the ones I look for whenever I'm considering a destination. Although pitched heavily at walkers they generally offer a very good synopsis of the best natural sites which are available to the visitor and even those who don't walk much will get something out of them. The detail [in the car tours] is excellent and we were able to use them for the basis of a week long road tour of Sardinia and certainly felt well guided around much of the natural wonder of the island. The few walks we had the chance to do were excellently described in both terms of difficulty and directions, meaning we had no worries about being lost at any time. (Cubegame, Amazon)
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  • Insight Guides Phrasebooks: Spanish

    Insight Guides

    Product Code: ANDRY
    Paperback
    Introducing the brand new Insight Phrasebooks for 2015 with a free audio app download! Compact and lightweight, these pocket-sized phrasebooks are packed with all the words and phrases users need to feel at home, when away. These indispensable little books feature easy-to-use, colour-coded sections, snippets of local information and language tips, plus all the words travellers need to get around and about. There's also a free audio app - just download for free before you go using the individual download code inside the book. It's full of key phrases from the book and features native speakers for perfect pronunciation. It's easy - just follow along to the book as you listen and repeat or simply use on its own.
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  • Rome

    Amanda Claridge

    Product Code: AMKFX
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    The city of Rome is the largest archaeological site in the world, capital and showcase of the Roman Empire and the centre of Christian Europe. This guide provides: * Coverage of all the important sites in the city from 800 BC to AD 600 and the start of the early middle ages, drawing on the latest discoveries and the best of recent scholarship * Over 220 high-quality maps, site plans, diagrams and photographs * Sites divided into fourteen main areas, with star ratings to help you plan and prioritize your visit: Roman Forum; Upper Via Sacra; Palatine; Imperial Forums; Campus Martius; Capitoline Hill; Circus Flaminius to Circus Maximus; Colosseum and Esquiline hill; Caelian hill and the inner via Appia; Lateran to Porta Maggiore; Viminal hill; Pyramid to Testaccio; the outer via Appia; other outlying sites; Museums and Catacombs. * Introduction offering essential background to the history and culture of ancient Rome, placing the city in the context of the development of the empire, highlighting the nature of Roman achievement, and explaining how Rome came to be the largest city in the ancient world. * Comprehensive glossaries of Rome's building materials, techniques and building types, a chronological table of kings, emperors, and the early popes, information about opening times, references and suggestions for further reading and a detailed user-friendly index. For this new edition the original text has been extensively revised, adding over 20 more sites and illustrations, the itineraries have been re-organized and expanded to suit the many changes that have taken place in the past decade, and the practical information and references have been fully updated.
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  • City Cycling Milan

    Max Leonard

    Product Code: AJCYS
    Paperback
    The eight guides in the City Cycling Europe series are each devoted to a different city: London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Antwerp/Ghent, Berlin, Paris, Barcelona and Milan. Each compact volume features cycle-friendly neighbourhoods, itineraries, cycle maps and places to visit where cyclists are always welcome. Aimed primarily at those looking to take casual weekend breaks, there is also information for hardcore racing enthusiasts and special routes for those wishing to escape the traffic. Initially, all eight volumes will be released as a special edition boxed set.
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  • Insight Guides: Explore Italian Lakes

    Insight Guides

    Product Code: AJBQA
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    With their mild climate, clear blue waters, and lush vegetation, the Italian Lakes are blessed with natural beauty. Add sports, culture, fashion, gastronomy and Hollywood celebrities, and you have the perfect holiday destination. Explore Italian Lakes, part of a brand-new series, is your perfect companion to the region with 18 self-guided walking routes - from Lake Como, the most romantic of the Lakes, and small but charming Lake Iseo, to the cities of Bergamo and Milan for a taste of urban chic. Insight's trademark cultural coverage sets the routes in context, with introductions to the local cuisine, as well as shopping, entertainment and key historical dates. Hand-picked places to eat and drink are highlighted in each route and in the directory section, which contains useful practical information, including carefully selected hotels to suit all budgets and useful phrases in Italian. All routes are plotted on the pull-out map, and evocative photography captures the breathtaking beauty of the lakes.
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  • Berlitz Language: Italian Compact Dictionary

    Product Code: AEAIT
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    This bilingual dictionary is interactive, thanks to its unique 48-page Activity Section, in which users can try out their Italian on word puzzles, riddles and other fun language games.
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  • Italian In Three Months: Hugo

    Milena Reynolds

    Product Code: ABLFF
    Paperback
    When in Rome speak as Romans do! With this unique guide to learning Italian you can build your vocabulary and perfect your grammar using Hugo's proven system. Whether you are buying high fashion in Milan or being serenaded on a gondola in Venice, you will feel confident in understanding and speaking this beautiful language. Belissimo!
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