Author: Amanda Claridge
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2010
The ultimate guide to all the important archaeological sites in the city of Rome from the period 800 BC to AD 600, with over 200 site maps, plans, and photographs, covering everything from the Colosseum to the Catacombs and including an introduction that offers essential background to the culture and history of ancient Rome, information about museums and opening times, a chronology for reference, and comprehensive glossaries of essential terms. For this newedition the original text has been extensively revised, adding over 20 more sites and illustrations, the itineraries have been re-organized and expanded to suit the many changes that have taken place in thepast decade, and the practical information and references have been fully updated.
Author: Charles Freeman
Publisher: Blue Guides Limited
Release Date: 2009
A lavishly illustrated tour of 50 preeminent Mediterranean archaeological regions is comprised of vivid illustrations, floor plans and maps tracing the evolution of the classical world from the Egypt of the pharaohs through the fall of Imperial Rome.
Author: Filippo Coarelli
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2014-05-10
This guide brings the work of one of the best known scholars of Roman archeology and art to an English-language audience. Conveniently organized by walking tours and illustrated throughout with clear maps, drawings, and plans, it covers all of the city's ancient sites (including the Capitoline, the Forum, the Palatine Hill, the Valley of the Colosseum, the Esquiline, the Caelian, the Quirinal, and the Campus Martius), and, unlike most other guides, now includes the major monuments in a large area outside Rome proper but within easy reach, such as Ostia Antica, Palestrina, Tivoli, and the many areas of interest along the ancient Roman roads. An essential resource for tourists interested in a deeper understanding of Rome's classical remains, it is also the ideal book for students and scholars approaching the ancient history of one of the world's most fascinating cities.--From publisher description.
Author: Roger Woodley
Publisher: Blue Guides Limited
Release Date: 2002
Arranged as a series of walks around central London, with comprehensive descriptions of outer London, it includes expanded hotel, restaurant, and café listings, extensive maps, and excellent guides for day trips out of the city.
Author: Christopher Hibbert
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 1987
A portrait, a history and a superb guide book - this beautifully written, informative study captures the seductive beauty and the many-layered past of the Eternal City. From its quasi-mythical origins, through the opulent glory of classical Rome, the decadence and decay of the Middle Ages and the beauty and corruption of the Renaissance, to its time at the heart of Mussolini's fascist Italy, Christopher Hibbert details the turbulent and dramatic history of this extraordinary place.
Author: Andrew Leach
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2016-11-02
Andrew Leach’s Rome is the first book in Polity’s exciting new ‘Cities in World History’ series, which aims to provide the general reader and traveller with historically informed companions to the world’s greatest cities. Most city guides are good on practical details but very thin when it comes to recounting the histories of cities and contextualizing the buildings and sites for which they are famous. These new books from Polity bridge the gulf between guide and history by offering concise and accessible accounts written by some of the world’s leading historians. Rome has a history unmatched in richness by any city on the globe. It looms large in the word’s cultural imagination, and for millennia it has been a meeting point of great cultures, a place where myth mixes freely with history, leaving neither unscathed. In this compact history, Leach demonstrates what most visitors to the Eternal City will instinctively understand: that the buildings, streets, monuments and gardens of this ancient city give the visitor moments of direct communion with its past. He reveals the long, twisting history of Rome through its ruins, art works and monuments, its metro stations and modern apartment blocks. Each chapter takes the reader on a physical journey invoking Rome in different moments of its life. Engaging historical narrative is supplemented with maps and photos, making Rome an indispensable companion for those who want to dig below the city’s surface.
Author: Paul Blanchard
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Release Date: 2001
A new, more complete and more detailed guide to northern Italy, this edition includes the regions of Valle d'Aosta, Piedmont, Lombardy, Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Liguria, and Emilia-Romagna. Included is detailed coverage of the region's rich architectural, cultural, and artistic heritage as well as insider tips on food, wine, shopping, sports, special events and what to see.
Author: Alta Macadam
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Italy, Northern
Completely rewritten and reorganized, this 10th edition of one of the most popular BLUE GUIDES covers the entire eight regions of northern Italy. Chapters are devoted to the main towns and their environs, the provinces, and areas of particular natural beauty. Includes vibrant Milan, historic Turin, the port of Genoa, enchanting Verona, Italy's underrated gastronomic capital Bologna, and more. 55 maps and plans. color atlas. 25 illus.