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Does Rick Steves give the most info?

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Specific to Asti? Not even mentioned in his Italy 2006 edition. Re: Italy in general? I have 3 travel guides on Italy (Michelins, Frommer's and Steve's) and in my opinion Rick Steve's is the easiest to use and contains the most practical information.

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For the Piedmont area, try Cadogan, Lonely Planet, Blue Guides, Rough Guides, and DK Eyewitness Travel Guides.



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Rick Steves has no information on Piedmont at all, I think that the best travel book for this region is Cadogan's Guide to Italian Riveira and Piedmont and also National Geographic Traveler Guide to Piedmont and NW Italy is quite good.

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I really like the Timeout books right now because they let you know when restaurants and bars are closed. Since I'm going in August, when lots of places are closed, this is important.

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I think the best travel guide is right here! I mean that. I've looked at them all, and you can get up-to-date info right here that is not in the guidbooks from people who live there --every day.

The point: ask a specific question (e.g., cheap restaurants, places to stay, wineries to visit, etc.). See what you get! There are several folks here who can help immensely. For free.

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I ditto Piedmontamore's advise about Cadogan's Guide to Italian Riveira and Piedmont. Just got it the other day from Amazon and it is very informative (especially about the recent history of Italy ) and has some great maps.

Piedmontamore, see I have the guide book - I will have to come and see you now! Or else I will have wasted £12.99. lol.

Will have to start thinking about September.

x jean

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