Rome Guide: Step by Step through the Art, Culture and History of the Eternal City

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Written by one of Italy's most distinguished journalists, this guidebook—a favorite in Italy and Germany—combines vivid, engaging descriptions and background with practicality and an enormous breadth of knowledge. A book both for people visiting Rome for the first time and for those who find themselves frustrated by the city's complexity, this is an utterly reliable and accessible companion that brings the staggering riches of the Eternal City to vivid life. Comprehensive in scope, but plotted with both precision...

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Overview

Written by one of Italy's most distinguished journalists, this guidebook—a favorite in Italy and Germany—combines vivid, engaging descriptions and background with practicality and an enormous breadth of knowledge. A book both for people visiting Rome for the first time and for those who find themselves frustrated by the city's complexity, this is an utterly reliable and accessible companion that brings the staggering riches of the Eternal City to vivid life. Comprehensive in scope, but plotted with both precision and panache, it will help any visitor make the most of even the briefest time in Rome. • Ten original walks and diversions uncover the heart of Rome • Fascinating text reveals the city's extraordinary rich tangle of 27 centuries of history and architecture • Full indexes and a biographical dictionary of artists • Hundreds of maps and diagrams make orientation foolproof • Complete visitor information provides practical details about staying and eating Rome

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Native Roman and veteran journalist Lucentini presents 11 thematically arranged walking tours of ancient, Renaissance, baroque, neoclassical, Romantic, and Belle Epoque Rome, including "the Rome of the Popes," and neighborhoods like Trastevere and those located outside the ancient city walls. Lucentini includes this reviewer's favorites, the churches Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza and Santa Maria della Pace, as well as new sights including beautiful, seldom-visited cloisters. Numerous cross-references ensure the reader does not miss anything relevant to a chosen topic or place. Artists, places, people, and gods are indexed, and a list of popes and emperors is included. Published in the UK in 2006, this updated edition appears for the first time in the United States this year. VERDICT Not for the traveler who wants to "do" Rome in a day and get the T-shirt. This book is designed to be read in advance and taken along on the walks, but it is weighty; travelers may want to dismantle the book and carry only the appropriate section (a problem for libraries). Recommended for the traveler seeking an in-depth experience.—Nancy J. Mactague, Aurora Univ. Lib., IL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566568364
  • Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/14/2011
  • Pages: 735
  • Sales rank: 823,593
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

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