In my first quick seach of the Italy topics, I see lots of recommendations for finding a good guide book, but few suggestions on specific books people have liked!
We are hoping to go to Italy in May or October 2007 and I have the Rick Steve's Italy book from 2004 (back when I first hoped to see Italy). I've re-read the book and found it very helpful and I am considering buying the updated 2007 version when it comes out next year. But I wondered what other books people have used that they found helpful.
My husband and I are particularly interested in historical sites, walking tours (not guided, just by ourselves), and good food (the spouse is quite the foodie and his grandmother is Italian, so he knows good food.) We're considering Florence, Rome, and the Naples area (Pompeii, Amalfi coast) and we'll probably have 7-10 days available.
Do people like to have separate guide books for specific areas? One for Rome, one for Florence, etc?
Thanks for the advice.