Granta City Guides: Rome

Granta City Guides: Rome

by Elizabeth Speller
     
 

As well as all the glories of Rome, this handsomely illustrated guide explores neighborhood markets, tiny parks, convents, traditional Jewish restaurants, the treasures of fading palazzi, and of museums to be visited at night. It leads you down narrow cobbled streets as charming as in any small provincial town. It tells you where to row a boat, visit waxworks, see

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As well as all the glories of Rome, this handsomely illustrated guide explores neighborhood markets, tiny parks, convents, traditional Jewish restaurants, the treasures of fading palazzi, and of museums to be visited at night. It leads you down narrow cobbled streets as charming as in any small provincial town. It tells you where to row a boat, visit waxworks, see a talking statue, or buy a handbag. It will lead you to the most beautiful views, the most spectacular mosaics, and the very finest coffee. Use this guide, arranged around 10 walks, to explore beyond the familiar tourist sites to discover the living city and the layers of its glorious past. Elizabeth Speller read Archaeology and Classics at Cambridge; her previous book was Athens: A New Guide.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Taking readers on ten walks through Rome, Speller (Athens: A New Guide) here acts as a personal tour guide, drawing attention to attractions famous and unknown. Her descriptions of buildings are enhanced with interesting stories and quotes from famous visitors to Rome throughout history. This is the way to see a city-not a mad dash from one tourist destination to another but a leisurely stroll that allows for taking in details. Alas, the small, mostly black-and-white photographs are ordinary, and the short lists of hotels and restaurants include no more than addresses and phone numbers. That said, travelers looking for more in-depth, practical information will want a more traditional guide. Speller's book, however, promises adventurous types an intimate and fulfilling visit to the Eternal City. Recommended for travel collections in larger public libraries.-Linda M. Kaufmann, Massachusetts Coll. of Liberal Arts Lib., North Adams Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781862077447
Publisher:
Granta UK
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Granta City Guides
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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