Visiting Rome can be more than a bit overwhelming. It is not just the hustle and bustle of a busy European city. There are lots of fellow tourists, things work differently than what we are used to and there is an immense number of different activities to choose from. With large crowds and too many options availabe, you will have to make choices. We highly recommend properly planning your visit to Italy. The travel books and travel guides in this post are here to help you on your way. We have hand picked all of these books!
This is one of Europe’s most famous destinations. It is also a city that has become known for overtourism. Over the last years, my wife and myself have traveled to the destination on numerous occasions. We know how crowds can make a city busy but also know where to find the quiet places. All our research has been done using the travel books we recommend here.
We are a big fan of Lonely Planet! We use Lonely Planet Travel Guides for basically every destination that we visit. The book comes with full colour maps, highlights, itineraries and what we like the most about the entire Lonely Planet series: reviews for eating, drinking, hidden gems and going out. All Lonely Planet books are easy-to-use and full of insights.
Many tourists will only set foot on Malta as part of a cruise through the Mediterranean. This Lonely Planet guides helps you make the most of your cruise destinations. This book comes with the colour maps, highlights and itineraries that we are used to from our favourite travel book brand. This is what Amazon says about the book:
Lonely Planet’s Cruise Ports Mediterranean Europe is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you.
Not only do these sun-soaked islands boast beautiful beaches, stunning coastline and the warm azure waters of the Mediterranean, but also an exceptionally rich history and culture evident in the ancient temples, medieval castles and Baroque churches scattered across Malta and Gozo. Your DK Eyewitness Top 10 travel guide ensures you’ll find your way around Malta and Gozo with absolute ease.
Discover the best of Malta and Gozo with this compact and entertaining pocket travel guide. This slim, trim treasure trove of trustworthy travel information is ideal for short-trip travellers and covers all the key sights (The Blue Grotto, St John’s Co-Cathedral, The Marsaxlokk fish market, Gozo’s Citadel), restaurants, shops, cafés and bars, plus inspired ideas for day-trips, with honest and independent recommendations from our experts.
By reading up on history of our travel destinations we can better understand the behaviour of those living in the places that we visit. Every place that we visit has its own unique history. Malta has a long and rich history. Although the city’s history is too extensive to cover in a single book, this book does a good job in summarizing centuries of history in an easy to read accessable book.
Over the years, more and more people started traveling and overtourism became a growing issue. Although the coronavirus pandemic has forced us to change our travel behavior for now, we believe that we will travel again and that the return of crowds is inevitable. This book helps you to Avoid Crowds and is your guide on what (not) to do when it’s busy. The book includes a special chapter on traveling during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.