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Lonely Planet finally launches country guide apps, kicking off with 6 iOS editions

Italy 520x376 Lonely Planet finally launches country guide apps, kicking off with 6 iOS editionsLonely Planet has launched a series of new country guide apps for iOS devices, with the new range kicking off with Italy, Ireland, France, Spain, Australia and Costa Rica.

Each edition costs $9.99 USD (£6.99 GBP), and true to form the guides contain content and recommendations from experts with intimate knowledge and experience of the destinations.

They also contain detailed maps for the entire country, working entirely offline so you don’t have to worry about roaming fees.

The apps combine background information on each country, practicalities, suggested itineraries, and thousands of author recommended places to eat, drink, sleep, shop and visit. The series include information on every region that’s covered in their equivalent print guidebooks.

The offline maps allow you to zoom in to a particular region, city, neighborhood or street. And you can pinpoint your location on the map using GPS. It’s also easy to flip between the maps and text.

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“Lonely Planet has established itself as an industry leader in the travel app space with almost 10m downloads of our city guide apps, ” says Jeremy Kreitler, VP Wireless Services for Lonely Planet. “Responding to user feedback and given the popularity of country guidebooks, we are excited to be the first travel guide publisher to extend our product range to include country guide apps.”

Lonely Planet already has audio and walking guides, phrasebooks and offline translator apps, as well as seventy city guide apps available in the App Store. Indeed, last year we reported that it was making its NYC guide available for free for a few days in the build up to Christmas. We also reported on Wenzani, a local travel app curated by friends and experts.

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by principessa7

I travel to Italy every other year. My favorites are Rough Guide and Lonely Planet. LP has better city maps, though I like RG's writing better. If you're visiting just some major cities, the Rick Steves city guides are helpful, though they need to be supplemented with more comprehensive guids (Steves is very good for helping set your itinerary). For itineraries, I also really like the suggestions in Fodors (they have this "if you have 3 days..." or "if you have 7 days...").

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Michelle F
Where can I book a vacation in Italy for the Summer of 2012?

Is there any website online where I can book a vacation for anywhere in Italy (preferably Rome) in either July or August 2012? Someplace inexpensive would be nice. :)

It's too early to book for 2012. Check the travel guides and tourism websites to find the places you'd be interested in visiting and start planning for the trip, but you'll have to wait to actually book anything for those dates. You need to think about rather you want an organized tour or to travel independently, what your budget will look like for the trip, places you'd like to see and things to do on the trip. Then come back with more detailed questions in another year.

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