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Walking Rome

Author : Katie Parla
ISBN : 9781426208720
Genre : Travel
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Presents itineraries for fifteen walking tours in Rome, Italy, with descriptions of the attractions located along each route; information about the history, architecture, and culture of the city; maps; and photographs.

Walking In Roman Culture

Author : Timothy M. O'Sullivan
ISBN : 9781139497152
Genre : History
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Walking served as an occasion for the display of power and status in ancient Rome, where great men paraded with their entourages through city streets and elite villa owners strolled with friends in private colonnades and gardens. In this book-length treatment of the culture of walking in ancient Rome, Timothy O'Sullivan explores the careful attention which Romans paid to the way they moved through their society. He employs a wide range of literary, artistic and architectural evidence to reveal the crucial role that walking played in the performance of social status, the discourse of the body and the representation of space. By examining how Roman authors depict walking, this book sheds new light on the Romans themselves - not only how they perceived themselves and their experience of the world, but also how they drew distinctions between work and play, mind and body, and Republic and Empire.

City Of The Soul

Author : William Murray
ISBN : 9780307420442
Genre : Travel
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“One lifetime is not enough for Rome,” the famous saying goes, and anyone who’s ever been there knows these words to be true. In City of the Soul, William Murray begins to show us why. Growing up in Rome and spending much of his life in the city, William Murray is an expert guide as he takes us on an intimate walking tour of some of Rome’s most glorious achievements, illuminating the history and the mythology that define the city. Murray leads us through the centro, the city’s historic downtown center. He writes about the Villa Borghese, the Piazza di Spagna, and the Trevi Fountain and describes such singular attractions as the Capuchin Church of Santa Maria della Concezione, whose macabre crypt has impressed visitors from Mark Twain to the Marquis de Sade. As he walks, he reveals stories that only a longtime resident would know, capturing the sights, sounds, and flavors that make Rome a combination of the deep past and the ever-sensual present. From the Hardcover edition.

Walking Tours Of Ancient Rome A Secular Guidebook To The Eternal City Mercury Guides

Author : Gary M. Devore
ISBN : 9780615194974
Genre : Rome (Italy)
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This guidebook is designed for tourists and scholars who are interested in exploring first-hand the grandeur and magnificence that was ancient Rome through a Humanist, secular, and freethinking lens. Twelve walking tours are designed around districts of the city. Two appendices also describe day trips that are possible from the city center: the ruins of Rome's port city of Ostia and the remains of the emperor Hadrian's splendid villa at Tivoli.

A Literary Companion To Rome

Author : John Varriano
ISBN : 0312131127
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The author offers district-by-district walking tours through the steets of Rome and evokes the spirit of the city with extracts from the works of writers who have observed and celebrated Rome

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.

Frommer S Memorable Walks In Rome

Author : Bruce Murphy
ISBN : 0471756512
Genre : Travel
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11 GREAT WALKING TOURS THROUGH THE MOST COLORFUL NEIGHBORHOODS IN ROME Follow Frommer's for an up-close and personal look at Rome. Discover the ancient and the avant-garde, the atmospheric and the opulent, and the shopping and the cafes--everything that makes Rome unique. LET FROMMER'S TAKE YOU TO: * The Pantheon, the most perfectly preserved Roman monument in the world and a pool of tranquillity amid the hustle and bustle of Rome * The Campo de' Fiori, a warren of medieval streets punctuated with grand Renaissance palaces * The elegant, patrician villas and gardens of Trastevere, along the Tiber River * Vatican City and the rarely explored streets--old and new--beyond St. Peter's Basilica and Castel Sant'Angelo With easy-to-use directions and maps--and the best places to take a break along the way Great trips begin at frommers.com

The Latin Inscriptions Of Rome

Author : Tyler Lansford
ISBN : 9781421403250
Genre : History
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This unique guide will prove a fascinating and illuminating companion for both sophisticated visitors to the Eternal City and armchair travelers seeking a novel perspective into Rome's rich history.

Walks In Rome

Author : Augustus John Cuthbert Hare
ISBN : UVA:X001269993
Genre : Rome
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Rome Walks

Author : John Fort
ISBN : 9780762768899
Genre : Travel
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Explore Rome on foot with the help of this innovative guide, filled with full-color, aerial-view maps and color photographs. The routes are comprehensive but not overwhelming, allowing you to connect neighborhoods, parks, and noteworthy sights at your own pace.

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