Rick Steves' Rome 2012

Rick Steves' Rome 2012 - Rick Steves We're visiting Rome in spring 2013 and this is the first book I've read in preparation. Unfortunately, I think that Mr. Steves presumes his reader to have far more familiarity with the layout of the city than I do; I will definitely be picking up some other books as adjuncts.That said, his descriptions of walking tours and various sites are entertaining, as they incorporate no small amount of humor, puns and so on into the mix. This is no dry guidebook, that's for sure.I do enjoy Mr. Steves' programs on PBS, and it would probably be great fun to go on one of his tours. Unfortunately, I need a book that is a little longer on basic information than this one. (Is there a "Rome for Dummies"?)