New Map Italy: Unforgettable Experience – Herbert Ypma
Herbert Ypma was one of the people who was behind the Hip Hotels range of books which became something of a cult exposure of hidden and little known hotels across the world. Nowadays, of course, it is difficult to claim that any such places remain with the advent of first micro-blogging sites and then review or comparison sites.
However there is still something nice about being exposed to one person’s view of anything and because Ypma knows Italy so well you know that you are in good hands. This book does not give you everything on a plate – the web addresses for the hotels and restaurants that he mentions are found at the back of the book in the index, the core of the book is the evocative descriptions that will make you want to search out those practical details.
The book is arranged around the different geographical areas of Italy but also thematically around the kind of places that he is describing: eclectic experiences, staying in character, convincing context and legend for lunch.
Paperback. 352 pages.
21cm x 26.4cm x 3.2cm