Italian lakes by Lucy Ratcliffe

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Published by DK in London, New York .

Written in English

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Other titlesTop 10 Italian lakes
StatementLucy Ratcliffe
SeriesDK eyewitness top 10 travel guide, DK eyewitness travel, DK eyewitness top 10 travel guides, Eyewitness travel guides
LC ClassificationsDG975.L2 R38 2011
The Physical Object
Pagination128 p. :
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25553085M
ISBN 100756657946, 1405358726
ISBN 109780756657949, 9781405358729

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