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I have been anxiously awaiting the release of this book! I loved Corinna's first book, Glam Italia!, and thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated this follow up that is specific to Rome and surrounding areas. I am so lucky it came out in time to help me plan our time there. Reading this is like talking to a good friend who really knows the area and has super suggestions about the very best ways to spend your time. I've spent a lot of time reading the other 'typical' travel guide books. This one is my favorite. I like to travel the way the author does- based on truly experiencing a place rather than standing in lines with lots of other tourists. I am especially excited about the markets (great info provided on these), and the FOOD. Almost hard to believe the kind of info Corinna shares. If I were her, I'd maybe want to keep these treasures to myself! Can hardly wait to experience them for myself. 5 stars!
I loved Corinna's first book, Glam Italia! How to Travel Italy, so I was really looking forward to this new collection of hidden gems for my next trip to Italy. It most definitely does not disappoint. If you loathe the thought of fighting crowds of tourists to see a handful of hotspots that everyone flocks to photograph, this book is perfect for you. I've already highlighted a few dozen of the unique attractions shared in the book and can't wait for my next trip to Italy to skip the lines and experience Italy like a true local. Grazie mille to the author for sharing her love of Italy so my husband and I can visit the secluded treasures of this beautiful country.
Bought this on a whim and it was a guiding source for my recent trip to Rome, right down to her spot-on shoe recommendations. One unusual thing in this book is letting the reader know what the place reviewed is near, so while in that area of Rome, you can also do something else...why does no one else do this? Now I want to go on one of her trips, she is so breezy and knowledgeable with a great sense of humour. HIGHLY recommend this fun, unstuffy guide book.
At first I was a bit skeptical cause I thought this might not have the substance of a traditional travel guide - I am so glad that I was wrong! I really enjoyed how the book was as laid out, but more importantly it gave in-depth information, describing the popular and not so well-known sites with tips/time saving tricks on navigating. Definitely worth the read!
This book is indeed fabulous. The author probably knows Rome better than most Romans do. I didn't realize there is so much besides the main attractions. We've planned our next trip, and it is to Rome thanks to this book. We won't get to do all 101 things, but we will get to do some great ones. You would think too, that the wonderful insights in this book were written just for you by a friend. Unlike other travel books this one has an easy personal style with a good measure of humor. If you're even just thinking about going to Rome, this is the book to read. It's worth reading even if you're not thinking of going to Rome! (You 'll end up wanting to go).
We are planning a trip to Rome in the fall, needed some great advise on things to do and wonderful places to visit. I found this book to be packed with great information along with some humor, history, great places to eat and to visit. If you are going to visit Rome for the first time, as we are, you will find this book full of great things to do and places to see along with very helpful tips! I read Glam Italia How to Travel Italy first, it was a great, great help in planning our trip. I highly recommend both books!
This guide is EXCELLENT! Detailed information on many, many interesting sites in Rome. If you're going to be there for more than 1-2 days, get this guide and use it to fill out your itinerary!
Well-written, organized logically ("Underground Rome," "Ancient Rome," "Unusual and Fascinating Things," etc.), and with "how-to" information as well. The writing is succinct, but has a lot of heart (some great stories of her own adventures). (I could have done without the two or three US political comments, but otherwise it was a great read.)
After falling in love with the first book, and combing through it at least ten times to help guide me in planning our honeymoon (which we are leaving for in three weeks!), I couldn’t wait to dive into this gem completely devoted to Rome. It’s filled with the perfect balance of history, delivered in a way as though you were standing right in front of the ruins, and lovely descriptions of what you can take in and experience right in front of your eyes as the aftermath of such happenings from thousands of years ago. I love all the anecdotes sprinkled throughout that make me say, “Yes, that’s the experience I’m looking for!”. The book is conveniently divided in a manor that allows you to fast forward (although I’d highly recommend going straight through the first time) to the areas of interest that you feel might speak to you most if you’re impatient and can’t wait to dive in to something, such as the food! Whether it’s the architecture, arts, markets, food... ghosts! You’ll get a nice well rounded dose to keep your imagination going and just itching to get out and experience it all for yourself!
When planning a trip to Rome, it is easy to create a list of the major historical sites. This book shares so much about the city and its rich culture, history and lesser known destinations that will help you create an unforgettable Roman experience.
The author clearly has a passion for Rome and knows how to experience and enjoy all of the best of this amazing city. It is a fun read and filled with a wealth of personal observations and insider tips that will help demystify and organize a perfect Roman adventure!
I have really enjoyed Glam Italia 101 Fabulous Things to do in Rome! I love the passion and energy Corinna displays throughout the book. This has been the perfect book for planning our trip to Rome. Corinna has thoughtfully combined history, personal experiences and humor to show the reader the Rome she loves. I especially like that she has included what's in the area surrounding the points of interest. This is such a handy tool for making the most of your time in Rome. Through Corinna's descriptions Rome comes to life. I can't wait to keep her book handy while I am in Rome so that I can reference all of the great tips and suggestions she has put in her book.