An up-to-date and in-depth guide, this is one of the best for those who really want to explore the city and learn more about Barcelona's history and culture. Ideal for budget travellers, but does include a good range of accommodation across the board.
A self-conscious pocket guide that claims to approach the city holistically rather than as a list of highlights. Certainly it unveils some interesting lesser-known spots, and the pull-out map is first-rate, but some may find the tone of the writing somewhat hard to swallow.
Michelin turn their highly-tuned eye to northern Italy to present a short guide, suitable for a weekend or so, detailing the best sites, and of course the best places to eat and sleep, with detailed maps and a discerning palate.
A colourful, cultural guide to Europe with plenty of photographs and bird's eye graphics. Perfect as a sightseer's companion for an organised tour of the continent, rather than a practical travelling guide. Includes a general introduction to the history, art and landscape of Europe followed by a section on each country.
With plenty of colour photographs and readable introductory chapters, Insight guides are ideal for pre-trip inspiration and offer enough sightseeing advice to make them worthy of a place in your backpack.
A useful guide to all the options available for exploring the country with children. It includes suggested destinations across the nation, plenty of photographs, good maps, and appropriate hotels and restaurants.
With plenty of colour photographs and readable introductory chapters, this Insight guide is ideal for pre-trip inspiration and offer enough sightseeing advice to make them worthy of a place in your luggage.
A comprehensive practical guide that ostensibly caters to all budgets, though independent travellers looking to stretch their funds will doubtless find it most useful. Detailed travel information sits comfortably alongside thoughtful historical and cultural insight. Colour sections devoted to Italian food and wine break up the otherwise rather bland presentation.
A typically marvellous Sawday selection of over 350 of Italy's finest hotels, B&Bs, guesthouses and so on. Catering to all budgets and with a keen eye on sustainability, there is something here for everyone. We wouldn't plan a trip without it.