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Rome


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Colosseum in Rome
Rome (Italian: Roma) is the capital city of Italy as well of the Lazio region. As of December 2006, the city itself had a population of 2,705,603, and the metropolitan region had a total population of 5,493,308.

According to legend, the city of Rome was originally founded on April 21st 753 BC. The city then became successfully the capital of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and then the Roman Empire, which dominated most of western and southern Europe, as well as the entire Mediterranean region, from the 1st century BC until the 5th century AD.

Today Rome is a modern vibrant capital, but also containing many ancient and renaissance buildings (the city escaped relatively undamaged from World War II). Although capital of the Italy, the city also contains as an enclave the State of the Vatican City, the smallest internationally recognized sovereign nation in the world.

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Rick Steves Pocket Rome

By Rick Steves

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Released: 2017-05-16
Paperback (220 pages)

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Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” This colorful, compact 220-page book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map.

Included in Rick Steves Pocket Rome:

Sights: the National Museum, Palatine Hill, Trajan's Column, Market, and Imperial Forums, Baths of Diocletian, Appian Way, St. Peter-in-Chains, Pilgrim's Tour of Rome, Jewish Ghetto, and Capitoline Museums

Walks and Tours: Colosseum Tour, Roman Forum Tour, Night Walk Across Rome, Pantheon Tour, Vatican Museum Tour, St. Peter's Basilica Tour, and Borghese Gallery

Lonely Planet Rome (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Abigail Blasi

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Rome is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stare in awe at the Sistine Chapel, sip a cappuccino on a cobbled piazza (square) or walk in the footsteps of gladiators at the Colosseum; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Rome and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Rome Travel Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, architecture, literature, cinema, music, cuisine, wine and the Roman way of life
  • Free, convenient pull-out Rome map (included in print version), plus over 36 colour maps
  • Covers Ancient Rome, Centro Storico, Tridente, Trevi, Vatican City, Monti, Esquilino, Trastevere, Gianicolo, Testaccio, Villa Borghese, highlights of Lazio, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Rome, our most comprehensive guide to Rome, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Rome? Check out Lonely Planet Discover Rome, a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions, or Lonely Planet Pocket Rome, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Italy guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Lonely Planet Discover Italy, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Rick Steves Rome 2017

By Rick Steves

Avalon Travel Publishing
Released: 2016-09-13
Paperback (612 pages)

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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in the Eternal City of Rome.

With the self-guided tours in this book, you'll walk the same streets as the Caesars and discover the secrets of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Learn how to avoid the lines at the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basilica. Take a night walk across the city and enjoy floodlit fountains and piazzas. Then grab a sidewalk table at the locals' favorite trattoria and watch the world go by.

Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You'll learn how to navigate the Rome Metro and which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Rome

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2016-10-18
Paperback (440 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Rome
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Rome is your in-depth guide to the very best of Rome, the most fascinating city in Italy.

Experience classical Rome and step inside the iconic Colosseum; experience the religious Rome and visit Vatican City, a country all its own; experience the delicious Rome and stroll the city's beautiful piazzas with a gelato in hand.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Rome.

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Free, color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights, a selected sight and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance chart for measuring walking distances.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights and restaurants.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Suggested day-trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Rome truly shows you what others only tell you.

Recommended: For a pocket guidebook to Rome, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Rome, which is packed with dozens of top 10 lists, ensuring you make the most of your time and experience the best of everything.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

Rome: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

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Released: 2017-05-18
Hardcover (148 pages)

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Energetic and sprawling, brimming with culture and piled high with layers of history: Rome is a beguiling, vivacious ever-changing creature. Good guidance is essential: it’s easy to be waylaid by the big-ticket sites, myriad trattorias and cobblestoned shopping streets. Then again, who doesn’t enjoy being distracted by a scenic spot to perch for aperitivo?

We’ve pushed past the charm of gingham tablecloths and raffia-covered wine bottles to find the innovative chefs making their mark on the food scene and the best spots for an authentic plate of cacio e pepe. The finest shops are handpicked here too, from centuriesold tailors to up-and-coming designers, and we’ll lead you through the bamboozling array of galleries, museums and architecture – even going underground at times – to reveal lesserknown gems. And then there are the colourful neighbourhoods that lie off the well-beaten path, the best rooftop venues for a late-night boogie and the places to head for an earlymorning run to work off all that pasta.

Rome (Oxford Archaeological Guides)

By Amanda Claridge

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Released: 2010-09-30
Paperback (488 pages)

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Capital and showcase of the Roman Empire and the center of Christian Europe, the city of Rome is the largest archaeological site in the world. In the new Second Edition of her popular handbook, Amanda Claridge again presents an indispensable guide to all significant monuments in Rome dating from 800 BC to 600 AD, including such breathtaking structures as the Capitoline Hill, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Mausoleums of Augustus and Hadrian, the Circus Maximus, and the Catacombs. Featuring over 220 high-quality maps, site plans, diagrams, and photographs, the edition is divided into fourteen main areas, with star ratings to help you plan your visit in advance. The book also features glossaries of architectural terms, information about opening times, suggestions for further reading, and much more. The Second Edition has been extensively revised--the author has added more than 20 new sites and illustrations, re-organized and expanded the itineraries to suit the many changes that have taken place in the past decade, and fully updated the practical information.

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Rome (National Geographic Destination City Map)

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One of the most visited places in the world for the past two millennia, Rome has been an important city for Western Civilization as well for Christianity. Let National Geographic's City Destination map of Rome, lead you on your exploration of this fascinating ancient destination. Combining an easy-to-read road map along with a travel guide, this expertly researched map is unparalleled in its accuracy and content making it the ideal travel companion as well as the perfect complement to National Geographic's Rome Traveler Guide.

The front side has a regional map and descriptions of the city, many popular attractions and the transit system. A user-friendly index of streets, hotels and points of interest along with a metro (or Metropolitana) map and a diagram of Fiumicino Airport will help you arrive at your destination quickly. An inset map of Vatican City provides details of this very popular area. The road map on the reverse side labels main, secondary and one-way streets with a multi-language legend. In addition, hundreds are popular and lesser known points of interest are pinpointed, including metro stations, places of worship, theaters, hotels, hospitals, police stations and notable buildings.

Every Destination Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of any kind of travel.

  • Map Scale = 1:9,600
  • Sheet Size = 24.75" x 17.75"
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Rick Steves Rome 2018

By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2017-11-07
Paperback (628 pages)

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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in the Eternal City of Rome.

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Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You'll learn how to navigate the Rome Metro and which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.


 
 
 

 
 
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