- Series: Travellers - Thomas Cook
- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Cook Publishing; Second edition (May 17, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1848483902
- ISBN-13: 978-1848483903
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #956,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Traveller Guides Calabria 2nd (Travellers - Thomas Cook) Paperback – May 17, 2011
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In short, it does exactly what a guidebook should -- and it's conveniently only slightly larger than pocket-sized to boot.
The photographs are consistently gorgeous and the text covers much more than the main tourist destinations like Tropea, Gerace, and Reggio Calabria; it also shares some of my favorite even more off-the-beaten stops like Pizzo, Le Castella, and Serra San Bruno.
I especially love the section that lists, by season, which attractions a visitor should enjoy in Calabria; first-time visitors will also appreciate the inclusion of basic information on how to arrive and get around, handle money issues, navigate national holidays, and even say some basic phrases in Italian.
If I have one slight criticism, it's the lack of coverage of the Catanzaro province, where I happen to live in what many consider to be one of the most picturesque medieval villages in Calabria (Badolato). For the province, there are no restaurants listed outside of the city of Catanzaro, and available accommodations are also a bit ignored -- there are some great agriturismi, in particular, that offer not only great lodging but also excellent dining options with food prepared from products grown and raised on the premises.
I realize this information isn't easy to come by even for savvy guidebook researchers, but I do hope to see the Catanzaro section expanded a bit in future updates.Read more ›