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The Families Who Made Rome: A History and a Guide
     

The Families Who Made Rome: A History and a Guide

by Anthony Majanlahti
 

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Rome is famous for its buildings and architecture, but just who built its noted and beautiful structures? This distinctive account—part history and part travel guide—explores the families and individuals who built Rome from the ground up. Each of the districts dominated by the fabulously rich families of the Popes—including the Colonna, della Rovere,

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Rome is famous for its buildings and architecture, but just who built its noted and beautiful structures? This distinctive account—part history and part travel guide—explores the families and individuals who built Rome from the ground up. Each of the districts dominated by the fabulously rich families of the Popes—including the Colonna, della Rovere, Farnese, Borghese, Barberini and others—are explored and paired with a vivid account of the family’s history, including their scandals and intrigues as well as their relationships with artists like Bernini and Michelangelo. An itinerary with maps and engravings provides a detailed guide to each family's monuments. Famous sites such as the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and St. Peter's Cathedral take on new significance as the history of the Roman nobles who placed their stamp on the city is unveiled.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844134090
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
05/04/2006
Edition description:
NEW
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,319,239
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Majanlahti is an urban historian and was a researcher at the British School at Rome.

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