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In search of culture and romance? – with more colour, more maps and more photos, The Rough Guide to Rome is your definitive handbook to the world’s most captivating city. From the Roman Forum and the Catacombs to Piazza Navona and the Sistine Chapel the full-colour section introduces all Rome’s “must-sees”. Expanded coverage of Rome’s essential sights complete with brand new “author pick” featuring of all the best places to eat, drink and stay to suit every budget. You’ll find plenty of practical advice on ...

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Overview

In search of culture and romance? – with more colour, more maps and more photos, The Rough Guide to Rome is your definitive handbook to the world’s most captivating city. From the Roman Forum and the Catacombs to Piazza Navona and the Sistine Chapel the full-colour section introduces all Rome’s “must-sees”. Expanded coverage of Rome’s essential sights complete with brand new “author pick” featuring of all the best places to eat, drink and stay to suit every budget. You’ll find plenty of practical advice on enticing excursions including Tivoli, the beautiful preserved ruins of Ostia and the closest beaches. The guide also takes a comprehensive look at Rome’s enormous classical origins, perfect fusion of ancient, renaissance, baroque and modern, and comes complete with maps and plans for every area.

The Rough Guide to Rome is like having a local friend plan your trip!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843538547
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/16/2007
  • Series: Rough Guides Travel Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Dunford is the co-founder of the Rough Guides series and has authored Rough Guides to Amsterdam, Belgium, Brussels, The Netherlands, Italy and New York

Martin Dunford is the co-founder of the Rough Guides series and has authored Rough Guides to Amsterdam, Belgium, Brussels, The Netherlands, Italy and New York

Martin Dunford is the co-founder of the Rough Guides series and has authored Rough Guides to Amsterdam, Belgium, Brussels, The Netherlands, Italy and New York

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Table of Contents


Colour section     1
Introduction     4
When to go     9
Things not to miss     11
Basics     17
Getting there     19
Arrival     23
Getting around     25
Sights and museums     29
Tourist information     31
Travel essentials     33
Guide     41
Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill     43
The centro storico     52
Campo de' Fiori, the Ghetto and around     67
The Tridente     78
Ancient Rome     89
The Celian and Aventine Hills and south central Rome     105
The Quirinale and east central Rome     124
Monti and San Giovanni     139
The Villa Borghese and north central Rome     153
Trastevere and the Janiculum Hill     167
The Vatican and around     178
Out from the city     204
Listings     219
Accommodation     221
Eating     231
Drinking     249
Nightlife     255
Culture and entertainment     261
Gay and lesbian Rome     267
Shopsand markets     270
Sports and outdoor activities     279
Kids' Rome     283
Contexts     289
History     291
Writing on Rome     302
Books     319
Language     323
Pronunciation     325
Words and phrases     325
Menu reader     327
Glossary of artistic and architectural terms     331
Travel store     333
Small print & Index     339
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