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Strolling Through Rome

Author : Mario Erasmo
ISBN : 9781780763514
Genre : History
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Rome, the Eternal City - birthplace of western civilisation and soul of the ancient world - has a history that stretches back two thousand five hundred years. It is also one of the most-visited places in the world, but where does one begin to delve into two millennia of history, culture, art and architecture, whilst also navigating the vibrant modern city? Mario Erasmo here guides the traveller through Rome's many layers of history, exploring the streets, museums, piazze, ruins and parks of this 'city of the soul'. Punctuated with anecdote, myth and legend, these unique walks often retrace the very steps taken by ancient Romans, early Christians, medieval pilgrims, Renaissance artists and aristocrats on the Grand Tour. Here is a rich cultural history of Rome that brings its epic past alive, illuminating the extraordinary sights and fascinating secrets of one of Europe's most beguiling cities.

Strolling Through Athens

Author : John Freely
ISBN : 1850435952
Genre : History
File Size : 35. 61 MB
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Athens, city of the gods, birthplace of modern democracy, artistic and cultural center of the ancient world, is steeped in myth and legend. Now, in this newly reissued book publishing just in time for the 2004 Olympics being held in Athans, travel writer John Freely guides readers on a series of walks to the city's most vibrant and historic areas, from the magnificent Parthenon, center of Athens for four thousand years, to the winding streets of Plaka, the crumbling ruins of the Agora and the color and bustle of Monastiraki. We are led to the theatre of Dionysus, scene of the tragic plays of Aeschylus and Sophocles and to the spot where Phidippides ended his legendary run from Marathon. Vivid descriptions of Athens' most famous monuments and archeological sites are interwoven with mythology and anecdote; secret gems are discovered and the past resurrected with every step. This guide, more than any other available, reveals how the heart of ancient Athens still beats beneath the living, modern city.

Strolling Through Florence

Author : Mario Erasmo
ISBN : 9781786722768
Genre : Art
File Size : 86. 87 MB
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To walk through Florence is to step into one of the most remarkable histories of any European city. From its establishment by Julius Caesar in the first century BC, through its Golden Age at the epicentre of the Italian Renaissance, to its position as an iconic cultural destination in the twenty-first century, Florence is a small city that packs a lot of punch. This is the city of Dante and Boccaccio, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, the Medici, Botticelli, Donatello and the ‘Mad Monk’ Savonarola. Their stories permeate every corner of Florence, but the city’s contemporary scene is just as alluring, from cutting edge art and fashion to food. It is only by exploring Florence on foot that the visitor can truly experience everything the city has to offer.

Strolling Through Istanbul

Author : Hilary Sumner-Boyd
ISBN : 9780857730053
Genre : Travel
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This classic guide to Istanbul by Hilary Sumner-Boyd and John Freely - the ‘best travel guide to Istanbul’ (The Times), ‘a guide book that reads like a novel’ (New York Times) - is here, for the first time since its original publication thirty-seven years ago, published in a completely revised and updated new edition. Taking the reader on foot through this captivating city - European Capital of Culture 2010 - the authors describe the historic monuments and sites of what was once Constantinople and the capital in turn of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, in the context of the great living city. Woven throughout are lively anecdotes, secret histories, hidden gems and every major place of interest the traveller will want to see. Practical and informative, readable and vividly described, this is the definitive guide to and story of Istanbul, by those who know it best. 'The best travel guide to Istanbul' - The Times

A Day In The Life Of Ancient Rome

Author : Alberto Angela
ISBN : 1933372710
Genre : History
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This voyage of exploration chronicles twenty-four hours in the life of a Roman patrician, beginning at dawn on an ordinary day in the year 115 A.D., with Imperial Rome at the height of its power.

The City In The Roman West C 250 Bc C Ad 250

Author : Ray Laurence
ISBN : 9781139500784
Genre : History
File Size : 25. 93 MB
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The city is widely regarded as the most characteristic expression of the social, cultural and economic formations of the Roman Empire. This was especially true in the Latin-speaking West, where urbanism was much less deeply ingrained than in the Greek-speaking East but where networks of cities grew up during the centuries following conquest and occupation. This well-illustrated synthesis provides students and specialists with an overview of the development of the city in Italy, Gaul, Britain, Germany, Spain and North Africa, whether their interests lie in ancient history, Roman archaeology or the wider history of urbanism. It accounts not only for the city's geographical and temporal spread and its associated monuments (such as amphitheatres and baths), but also for its importance to the rulers of the Empire as well as the provincials and locals.

The Guardian

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Genre : Conduct of life
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The Little Black Book Of Rome

Author : Vesna Neskow
ISBN : 1593598599
Genre : Travel
File Size : 60. 43 MB
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Tuck this book into your pocket and live la dolce vita! With insider tips and user-friendly fold-out maps, this Little Black Book walks you through all you need to know about what to see and do, and where to eat, drink, shop, and stay. Here's the street-smart guide to the best of Rome, where the ancient and the modern come together to make magic. It's the indispensable guide to your very own Roman Holiday! 204 pp, book lies flat for ease of use, 9 foldout maps, elastic band page holder, 4 1/4" x 5 3/4"


Author : Walter Taylor Field
ISBN : UCBK:C022036598
Genre : Rome (Italy)
File Size : 87. 75 MB
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Cook S Tourist S Handbook For Southern Italy Rome And Sicily

Author : Thomas Cook Ltd
ISBN : UCAL:$B500234
Genre : Italy
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