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Blue Guides: Complete Cultural Guides -- Blue Guide Rome is the tenth edition of this popular guide to the Eternal City and an essential handbook for any traveller who wants to understand fully and know Rome. Completely updated, this edition retains its focus on art history and architecture, with superb plans and illustrations, and full coverage of new museums. There is also greatly expanded coverage of places to stay and eat. The depth and quality of research makes this book the best guide for independent travellers and all students of art history, architecture and the ancient world. It works both as an on-site guide as well as a planning or research resource. Illustrations to inform rather than to decorate, maps, diagrams, floor plans, architectural details and photographs. -- "Often plagiarised by other guide writers, Blue Guides have always been a gold standard for accuracy and depth" Daily Telegraph. "Guide books in the grand tradition of thoroughness and objectivity" Georgia Review.
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Table of Contents

Introduction; Historical sketch; Popes and the papacy; The Guide; Capitoline Hill; Roman Forum; Palatine Hill; Valley of the Colosseum; Imperial For a; Around Piazza Venezia; Galleria Doria Pamphilj & Galleria Colonna; The Corso; Pantheon & district; Piazza Navona & its district; Caravaggio in Rome; Sumptuous Churches of the Counter-Reformation; Around Campo de' Fiori; Four Roman palaces; Isola Tiberina & the Ghetto; Velabrum & Bocca della Verita; Aventine, Circus Maximus & Baths of Caracalla; Caelian Hill; San Clemente & Santi Quattro Coronati; St John Lateran & its district; Esquiline Hill & Santa Maria Maggiore; Baths of Diocletian & district; The Trevi Fountain & Quirinal Hill; Piazza di Spagna & the Pincio; Piazza del Popolo; Villa Borghese; Trastevere; Janiculum Hill; Castel Sant'Angelo; St Peter's; The Vatican Museums; Outside the Ancient Walls; Porta San Paolo & the Via Ostiense; San Lorenzo fuori le Mura; Sant'Agnese fuori le Mura; Twentieth-century Rome; Via Appia Antica; Ostia Antica; Tivoli & Hadrian's Villa; Churches & mausolea; Museums; Palaces, villas, academic institutions; Roman archaeological remains; Three short walks near the Pantheon; Walk 2: The old streets close to Piazza Navona; Walk 3: Via Giulia; Walk 4: The district near the old Ghetto; Walk 5: Through the artists' district; Walk 6: The Borgo; Practical information Getting around; Accommodation; Food & drink; Other information; Glossary; Rulers of ancient Rome; Popes; Central Rome maps

About the Author

Alta Macadam is a long-standing author of Italian Blue Guides. Annabel Barber is the series' Editor-in-Chief.

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