Blue Guide Northern Italy has been a key Blue Guide - and one of the best-selling - since publication of the first edition in 1924.  The 12th edition is now out of print, we are working on the 13th, an enormous amount of work as you can imagine and now due out in a year or so.  In the meanwhile we have commissioned a special reprint edition of the old book and are pre-releasing the chapters as ebooks as soon as they are ready.  Here are the first ebooks, two of which (Trentino and Emilia Romagna) are also available in print:

Blue Guide Northern Italy

12th ed. (2005) pp800
Blue Guide Northern Italy covers some of the most stunning scenery and the most ...
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Blue Guide Emilia Romagna

2nd ed. (2017) pp214
Emilia Romagna is a region of fine towns and exceptional cuisine, home to Parma ...
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Updated Chapter from Blue Guide Northern Italy - Bologna, Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Ferrara, Faenza, Ravenna, Forlì, Rimini

Blue Guide Liguria

1st ed. (2017) pp108
Liguria is definitely worth a visit. The historic port city of Genoa, with its n ...
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Updated Chapter from Blue Guide Northern Italy - Liguria with Genoa, San Remo, Ventimiglia, Savona, Rapallo, Portofino, the Cinque Terre, La Spezia and Lerici

Blue Guide Piedmont

1st ed. (2017) pp214
This detailed guide includes the city of Turin and surrounding royal residences, ...
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Updated Chapter from Blue Guide Northern Italy

Blue Guide Trentino and the South Tyrol

1st ed. (2014) pp72
Trentino and the South Tyrol (Alto Adige) in the north of Italy are high alpine ...
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Updated chapter from Blue Guide Northern Itay - Trentino & the South Tyrol with Trento, Bolzano, Rovereto, Merano, Bressanone and the Dolomites

Blue Guide Venice & The Veneto

1st ed. (2017) pp236
This easy-to-carry guide includes all the main cities of this exceptionally rich ...
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Updated Chapter from Blue Guide Northern Italy

Emilia Romagna

Friuli-Venezia Giulia



Trentino & the South Tyrol

Valle d'Aosta

Venice & The Veneto


While the enormous project of a new Blue Guide Turkey rumbles on we are pre-publishing the new chapters as ebooks to make our latest research immediately available.  First out are two chapters on Turkey’s eastern expanses by archaeologist (and budding carpet weaver – see blog Tying the knot in Urfa») Paola Pugsley: “scholarly and intrepid”

The Black Sea Coast

1st ed. (2017) pp124
The Black Sea, hostile and hospitable by turns, a land of towering mountain peak ...
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Updated chapter from Blue Guide Turkey - An explorer's guide to the Pontic provinces (Pontus): Trabzon, Sinop, Safranbolu, Bartin, Erzurum, Sivas, Kastamonu, Zonguldak, Samsun, Amasya, Cankiri, Erzincan, Tokat, Ordu, Giresun, Gumushane, Bayburt and Artvin

'A scholarly guide for the intrepid traveller' (Levantine Heritage Foundation)

Blue Guide Istanbul

Aegean Turkey: From Troy to Bodrum

Central Anatolia

Eastern Turkey

Southeastern Turkey

The Black Sea Coast

The invaluable Blue Guide Turkey itself has long been out of print, but now available a print-on-demand reprint as a stop-gap before a new edition in a few years' time. Also out is the new edition of John Freely's classic Blue Guide Istanbul.


If you have repeated queries about out of print titles or other feedback or thoughts that could help us plan our future publication schedule do not hesitate to tell us.  As a small publisher we cannot carry out extensive market research, we rely on feedback from the trade and readers to determine where we will focus our resources in the years to come.