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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 Pocket Rome

By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
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

LONELY PLANET PUBLICATIONS
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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.

Top 10 Rome (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By DK

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2016-10-18
Paperback (192 pages)

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True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Rome covers all the city's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

This newly updated pocket travel guide for Rome will lead you straight to the best attractions the city has to offer, from the iconic Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain to beautiful piazzas and delicious gelato.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Rome.

   • Itineraries help you plan your trip.
   • Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Comprehensive laminated pull-out map includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.

DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of the city's history and culture, provide inspiration as you explore. A free pull-out city map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index and a metro map.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Rome.

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.

Fodor's Rome (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
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.

Rome Travel Guide: An Easy Guide to Exploring the Top Attractions, Food Places, Local Life, and Everything You Need to Know (Traveler Republic)

By Traveler Republic Republic

Released: 2017-03-17
Kindle Edition

Rome Travel Guide: An Easy Guide to Exploring the Top Attractions, Food Places, Local Life, and Everything You Need to Know (Traveler Republic)
 
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An Easy Guide to Exploring the Top Attractions, Food Places, Local Life, and Everything You Need to Know

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Rome

By DK

DK Eyewitness Travel
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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.

Lonely Planet Pocket Rome (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

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Lonely Planet Pocket Rome is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Let gelato melt on your tongue in Piazza Navona, marvel at Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes, or retrace the footsteps of the ancients amid the Roman Forum's magical ruins; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Rome and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Rome:

  • 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
  • Free, convenient pull-out Rome map (included in print version), plus over 22 colour neighbourhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Ancient Rome, Centro Storico, Tridente, Trevi and the Quirinale, Monti and Esquilino, Celio and Lateran, Aventino and Testaccio, Trastevere and Gianicolo, Vatican City and Prati, Villa Borghese, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Rome a colourful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximise a quick trip experience.

  • Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Rome's neighbourhoods? Check out our Lonely Planet Rome guide, or Lonely Planet Discover Rome, a photo-rich guide to all of the city's most popular attractions.
  • 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.



 
 
 

 
 
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