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Hardcover New An evocative photographic record of a series of journeys along the five ancient Roman roads of Italy.

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A lifelong love affair with Italy prompted travel photographer John Heseltine to create his own visual record of a unique series of journeys he made along five of the ancient Roman roads: the Via Appia, which extends from Rome to the great port of Brindisi; the Via Cassia to Siena and Florence; the Via Flaminia to Fano; the Via Aurelia to Ventimigli; and the Via Emilia from Milan to Rimini. These routes offer a natural framework to a photographic record of the varied regions of Italy and glimpses of how they have evolved over two thousand years, with insight into the fusion of old and new that gives Italy its distinctive character.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2005

    All Roads Lead to Rome!

    For the adventurer who loves the history of ancient Rome and admires the architectural and engineering feats of that great civilization, this rather small but informational tightly packed book will come as a welcome insight. Author John Heseltine with photographer Colin Ford have studied the historic major roads to Rome, photographed the places through which they passed and recreate history with the comments on the placements of the sites and the reasons we postulate the Romans chose them. Among the most famous of these antique but extant roads here discussed are the Via Appia, Via Cassia, Via Flamina, and Via Aurelia, each named after an emperor and each leading into Rome through a different atmosphere and out to a different destination. The manner in which these roads connected Rome with the known world is discussed with authority, but the interesting facet is the way Heseltine shows the current environs where these roads exist. This is living history, beautifully captured in Ford's photographs. Filled with both black and white and toned photographs this book is a journey through history that is fascinating in content and illuminating in style! A definite must for those who love Italy and things Italian. Recommended. Grady Harp

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