Insight Guides: Rome

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Insight City Guide Rome is a comprehensive travel guide to one of the world’s most historically rich destinations. Full-color photos and maps throughout combine with authoritative text to inspire you to explore the eternal city. Be inspired by the “Best Of Rome” section, which highlights unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information and travel advice you need to plan what to do on your trip, including selective listings for hotel and ...

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Overview

Insight City Guide Rome is a comprehensive travel guide to one of the world’s most historically rich destinations. Full-color photos and maps throughout combine with authoritative text to inspire you to explore the eternal city. Be inspired by the “Best Of Rome” section, which highlights unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information and travel advice you need to plan what to do on your trip, including selective listings for hotel and restaurants. Lavish Photo Features offer a unique insight into topics such as Roman markets, the Vatican’s treasures, and the city’s catacombs. Insight’s trademark history and culture coverage provides a fascinating introduction to Rome’s classical heritage and modern life, while features by local writers delve into everything from classical monuments and modern architecture to Roman markets, with a special focus on the city’s treasure-house museums and palazzos. Thirteen Places chapters cover the city, from the stately Vatican to the cobbled streets of Campo de’Fiori, while four further excursions chapters suggest day trips from Rome.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780051406
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2013
  • Series: Insight City Guides Series
  • Edition description: Eighth Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 937,960
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Solveig Steinhardt has spent the last nine years discovering the Eternal City’s hidden treasures. She regularly works as a Rome correspondant for a number of travel magazines and guidebooks. Her favorite spots are the Terme di Caracalla at night, especially during the summer opera festival, and the Auditorium music hall.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Best of Rome
Rome and the Romans
History
Decisive Dates
The Making of Rome
Features
Art and Architecture: The Creation of a Cityscape
The Shape of Modern Rome
Rome on Film
Food and Drink
Shopping
Photo Features
Bernini and the Baroque
Markets in Rome
The Capitoline Museums
The Colosseum
Treasures of the Vatican
The Sistine Chapel
Galleria Borghese
Relics of the Catacombs
Green Retreats
Places
Introduction
The Capitoline Hill
Ancient Rome
Fontana di Trevi and Quirinale
Piazza di Spagna and Tridente
The Vatican and Prati
Piazza Navona and the Pantheon
Campo de’Fiori and the Ghetto
Via Veneto and Villa Borghese
Trastevere and the Gianicolo
Aventino and Testaccio
Celio and San Giovanni
Monti and Esquilino
The Appian Way
Excursions from Rome Introduction
Ostia Antica
Tivoli
Castelli Romani
Estruscan Towns
Travel Tips
Transport
Accommodation
Activities
A–Z
Language
Further Reading

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