From the beautiful Spanish Steps to the heights of Palatine Hill, Rome experts Sari Gilbert and Michael Brouse guide you through this historic and vibrant city. Illustrated with more than 120 vivid photographs and more than 20 detailed, full-color maps, the 4th edition of National Geographic Traveler: Rome gives you every tool you need to plan a trip to this fascinating city. Starting with an introduction to Rome's storied history and culture, the book then explores each of the city's regions, covering every corner of town in detail. Special features and sidebars give comprehensive information on topics ranging from the Roman emperors to the importance of coffee and cafés to the city's residents. Experiential sidebars abound, including culinary classes on exquisite Roman cuisine, Italian language classes, and archaeological digs that delve deep into the city's past. In addition, the book features six detailed guided walks into the nooks and crannies of some of the city's most fascinating districts. A thorough, updated Travelwise section provides recommendations for shopping, hotels, and restaurants in all price ranges and in all areas.
Born in New York, SARI GILBERT has been a journalist in Rome for more than 25 years. Currently on the staff of the Italian journal Il Sole, she has written for the New York Times, The Toronto Star, and The Washington Post, as well as numerous magazines such as Travel and Leisure, Signature, TV Guide, Newsweek, and Connoiseur. Also a longtime resident of Rome, MICHAEL BROUSE writes about art and the great monuments, and takes visitors on much acclaimed walking tours.
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