Michelin Launches New Version Of Its Popular Rome Travel Guide

Newest edition of Michelin Green Guide Rome on sale now -- just in time for spring and summer travel season to Europe

May 20, 2015, 11:00 ET from Michelin

GREENVILLE, S.C., May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rome, one of the world's oldest global cities, boasts colossal treasures of archeology, art, culture and sheer beauty.  The ancient metropolis continues to rank as one of the top three European cities visited by Americans every year, and one of the best resources for travel there, the Michelin Green Guide Rome, has now been newly updated.

The ninth edition of this long-standing guide is now on sale at Barnes & Noble and on Amazon.com for a suggested price of $21.99.

Intended for those travelers who are serious about immersing themselves in a destination, this newly revised version offers the in-depth detail that Michelin guides are known for, including illustrated chapters written by veteran travel experts on Rome's art, architecture, history, unique allure and rich culture. Seasoned travelers and readers of  Michelin Green Guides know they can reliably organize their sightseeing using the celebrated Michelin star-ratings for museums, historic sites, panoramic viewing spots and world-famous attractions that include, for example, the three-star Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican or the two-star Catacomb of Priscilla.

"Independent travelers continue to choose Michelin Green Guides because of the publications' history and tradition of providing well-researched, time-tested information. Substantive, informative and road-tested information is the foundation for a trip that is enriching and rewarding – especially when visiting a city that has as much to see as Rome," said Cynthia Ochterbeck, editorial director at Michelin Travel Partner. "With so much to experience in Rome, travelers can rely on the curated selection proposed by the Green Guide Rome to help them make educated choices on where and what to explore, especially important if they are taking a special once-in-a-lifetime trip."

The guide offers newly-revised walking and driving tours that are designed to provide an in-depth, personal experience of the city. The Green Guide Rome also contains detailed walk-throughs of museums, galleries and churches, including illustrations and floor plans that highlight the most compelling aspects of these attractions. Places to stay and eat and an abundance of practical information for everything you need to know in one guide, from tour schedules, parking fees and reservations to a must-read calendar of events.

Michelin has done as much to enhance mobility as any company in the world.  The company patented the pneumatic, or air-filled tire in the late 1800s.  This was a milestone moment in mobility, permitting automobile owners to travel at great length in a single journey.  Then, in an effort to prompt travelers to enjoy their newfound mobility, the company created guides and detailed maps to steer motorists on their way. To find out more about Michelin travel publications visit www.michelintravel.com

About Michelin

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, Earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelin-us.com) employs 22,750 and operates 20 major manufacturing plants in 17 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

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