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Rome


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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 Rome 2018

By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2017-11-07
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Rome is called the Eternal City, and ancient ruins and Renaissance masterpieces still dot this modern metropolis: with Rick Steves on your side, Rome can be yours!

Inside Rick Steves Rome 2018 you'll find:


Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Rome
Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
Top sights and hidden gems, from the Colosseum and the Sistine Chapel to corner trattorias serving crispy fresh pizza and that perfect scoop of gelato
How to connect with local culture: Savor a plate of cacio e pepe, celebrate with the locals at a festival, or chat with fans about the latest soccer (calico, to locals) match
Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
The best places to eat, sleep, and experience la dolce far niente
Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums
Detailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the go
Useful resources including a packing list, Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading
Over 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down
Annually updated information on Central Rome, Vatican City, Trastevere, and more, plus day trips to Ostia Antica, Tivoli, Naples, and Pompeii

Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Rome 2018.


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Rick Steves Pocket Rome

By Rick Steves

RICK STEVES
Released: 2017-05-16
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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

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Rome: 2018

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2017-11-21
Paperback (440 pages)

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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.

   • Hotel and restaurant listings and recommendations.
   • 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 site 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.

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.

Fodor's Rome (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2017-05-23
Paperback (368 pages)

Fodor s Rome (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years.





Packed with landmark sights, world-renowned museums, awe-inspiring churches, fabulous trattorias, and, of course, the Vatican, Rome is a city that's worth returning to over and over again. And with so much to see and do in the Eternal City, Fodor's Rome is the guide to help travelers make the most of every trip.





This travel guide includes:


· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information


· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks


· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path


· In-depth breakout features on The Sistine Chapel Ceiling, the Campo de' Fiori, the Vatican, and Ancient Rome


· Major sights such as Vatican City, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica, the Pantheon, Trastevere, Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps


· Side Trips from Rome with Ostia Antica, Tivoli, and The Castelli Romani


· Coverage of Ancient Rome, The Vatican, Piazza Navona, Campo de' Fiori and the Jewish Ghetto, Piazza di Spagna, Repubblica and Quirinale, Trastevere, Villa Borghese, Piazza del Popolo and Flaminio, Aventino and Testaccio, and Monti, Esquilino, Celio and the Via Appia Antica





Planning to visit more of Italy? Check out Fodor's country-wide travel guide to Essential Italy.

Lonely Planet Rome (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Nicola Williams

Lonely Planet
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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. Channel your inner gladiator at the Colosseum, spend hours wandering the vast Vatican Museums, or toss a coin and make a wish at Trevi Fountain; 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 34 colour maps
  • Covers Ancient Rome, Centro Storico, Tridente, Trevi, Vatican City, Monti, Esquilino, Trastevere, Gianicolo, Testaccio, Villa Borghese, 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? Check out Pocket Rome, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Italy for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Rome: 2019

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2018-10-02
Paperback (352 pages)

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DK Eyewitness travel guides: award-winning guidebooks

Find your corner of Rome with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this great city before you’ve even packed your case – step back in time at the Roman Forum and Colosseum, get a bird’s eye view of Rome from the top of the Victor Emmanuel Monument, or relax in Villa Borghese park.  The DK Eyewitness Guide to Rome covers the must-see sights and the hidden corners, so you won’t miss a thing.

Gorgeous, all-new color photography so you can imagine yourself there
Reasons to love Rome: beautiful piazzas, spectacular art, ancient monuments, lively local markets, heavenly ice cream – what will yours be?
See Rome from a different angle - 20 pages of fresh ideas for exploring the city
A year-long calendar of events in Rome gives a selection of local events and festivals for all seasons
Sturdy, laminated pull-out city map gives transport information and Metro, tram and bus map
 Expert advice covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe
Over 17  detailed, color maps help you navigate Rome  with ease
• Expert tips to make memories that last – where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds
• The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop
• Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries take you on a tour of each area, with plenty of eat and drink stops en route.
Hand-drawn illustrations show the inside of the must-see attractions, including St Peter’s Basilica, the Palatine and  the Pantheon
• Covers Capitol; Forum and Palatine; Piazza della Rotonda; Piazza Navona; Piazza di Spagna and Villa Borghese; Campo de’ Fiori; Quirinal and Monti; Esquiline; Lateran; Caracalla; Aventine; Trastevere; Janiculum; Vatican; and Via Veneto; plus sights beyond the old city walls, including day trips further afield

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Rome is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip.

DK Eyewitness: winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.

Staying for longer? Try our DK Eyewitness guide to Italy.

About DK Eyewitness Travel: For 25 years, DK’s beautifully practical Eyewitness guides have been combining inspiring ideas and expert advice with easy-to-read maps and vivid photography to inform and enrich your holiday. This year they have been given a stunning new look that you will love even more.  DK is the world’s leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries. 

The Revealed Rome Handbook: Updated, Expanded, and New for 2017-18

By Amanda Ruggeri

Independently published
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Experience Rome like a local with the help of this easy-to-navigate handbook, filled with tips, tricks, and local secrets to exploring the Eternal City — now updated, expanded, and new for 2017/2018. Written by Amanda Ruggeri, BBC journalist, travel writer and the blogger behind www.revealedrome.com, this book is not a guidebook. Instead, it's full of advice to help you enjoy every aspect of your trip, including tips like:

-how to pick an authentic Roman restaurant at a glance
-budget accommodation options you may not have considered
-the one place where you should never take a taxi
-how to skip the lines at the Colosseum, the Vatican and more
-brand-new sights in Rome that you won't want to miss
-how to eat gluten-free or vegetarian in Italy
-whether you should invest in a Roma Pass
-one thing to never use Tripadvisor for
-key tips for booking (and taking) trains
-where to find drinking water, and bathrooms, while out and about
-how to navigate Rome's public transportation system
-how to protect yourself from pickpockets
-the best neighborhoods in Rome for shopping

...and much, much more.

The original 2012 version sold thousands of copies. But even in Rome, things change. On a personal note, I’ve also discovered a great deal more about the city, and — not least from talking to more than 250 clients in my travel consulting sessions over the years — learned much more about what visitors to Rome really want to know. This new, expanded version, now in print as well as an e-book, is twice as long as the original.

Whether you're coming to Rome for the first time or the fifth, you'll find it one of the most useful tools out there to not only plan your trip, but to have the most rewarding, fun time possible.

Rick Steves Rome 2019

By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2018-09-11
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Explore ancient ruins and view Renaissance masterpieces in this truly modern Eternal City. With Rick Steves on your side, Rome can be yours! Inside Rick Steves Rome 2019 you'll find:
  • Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Rome
  • Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
  • Top sights and hidden gems, from the Colosseum and the Sistine Chapel to corner trattorias and the perfect scoop of gelato
  • How to connect with local culture: Indulge in the Italian happy hour tradition of the aperitivo, savor a plate of cacio e pepe, or chat with fans about the latest soccer match
  • Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
  • The best places to eat, sleep, and experience la dolce far niente
  • Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and sights like the Roman Forum, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Vatican Museums
  • Detailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the go
  • Useful resources including a packing list, Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading
  • Over 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down
  • Annually updated information on Central Rome, Vatican City, Trastevere, and more, plus day trips to Ostia Antica, Tivoli, Naples, and Pompeii
Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Rome 2019.

Spending just a few days in the city? Try Rick Steves Pocket Rome.

The Rome Guide: Step by Step Through History's Greatest City

By Mauro Lucentini & Jack Lucentini

Interlink Pub Group
Paperback (735 pages)

The Rome Guide: Step by Step Through History s Greatest City
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Written by one of Italy's most distinguished journalists, this guidebook-a favorite in Italy and Germany-combines vivid, engaging descriptions and background with great practicality and enormous breadth of knowledge.

A book both for people visiting Rome for the first time and for those who find themselves frustrated by the city's sheer complexity, this is an utterly reliable and accessible companion that brings the staggering riches of the Eternal City to vivid life. Comprehensive in scope, but plotted with both precision and panache, it will help any visitor make the most of even the briefest time in Rome.

* Ten original walks and diversions uncover the heart of Rome
* Fascinating text reveals the city's extraordinary rich tangle of 27 centuries of history and architecture
* Full indexes and a biographical dictionary of artists
* Hundreds of maps and diagrams make orientation foolproof
* Complete visitor information provides practical details about staying and eating Rome

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Rome

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2016-10-18
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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.



 
 
 

 
 
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