Now in its fourth Italian edition and second German edition, this incomparable guide to Rome is now published in English, in a fully updated and newly illustrated edition. Written by one of Italy's most distinguished journalists, it combines vivid, engaging description and background with great practicality and comprehensive information. From the foreword 'This book is both for people who have not visited Rome and for those whose efforts to understand it have been frustrated by its sheer complexity. Although good for visits of any length, it is especially helpful for people with only a few days to spend in Rome. Also, this book is for everybody, from the ignoramus to the connoisseur. A short visit does not mean a short guidebook! On the contrary, a guide rich in easily digestible information can make a short stay much more meaningful. This book differs from standard guidebooks in three major ways: You can read large portions before seeing the sights. It is broken into realistically timed, carefully organized itineraries. But you can also customize them according to your own particular needs and length of stay.
Sections that aren't essential are marked as optional and you can skip them without compromising your aim of mastering 'basic' Rome. Each Walk has a theme. This helps you appreciate the sights, remember the information, and orient yourself.' At the same time this is probably the most comprehensive reference guide to Rome available, making it ideal for any traveller looking for their own routes around the city. Full indexes, including a biographical dictionary of artists make this information highly accessible, and hundreds of maps and diagrams make orientation foolproof. The book is completed with 32 pages of colour and 150 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Pallas Athene Publishers
Number of pages: 660
Weight: 962 g
Dimensions: 205 x 150 x 41 mm