Italy is one of the most elusive titles in the series. Copyright 1955 by Simon & Schuster Inc., and Artists and Writers Guild, Inc. Printed in the U.S.A. by Western Publishing and Lithographing Company. No price and numbered T-2 on the spine. No printing code can be found anywhere. 240 pages. 16 pages of maps and 2 pages of photos at each end of the book. This book has the distinction of being the only Golden Guide that is called a Travel Guide.
Italy also exists in a small hardcover with a dustjacket. Same photo cover and contents as the softcover. Numbered T-102 on the spine. An A is on the DJ flap along with a price of $2.95. The cover of the book itself has a black cover with a drawing of Italy in the middle of the book. The front endpaper is a map showing the Highways of Italy. The back endpaper is a map showing the Railroads and Airports of Italy.(book without DJ shown)
This book was never published by Golden Press in either version. No revised edition exists. Totally out of print and extremely rare.