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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.

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.

Rome Explorations

Author : Alan Zeleznikar
ISBN : 9781412058834
Genre : Travel
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This book is meant to provide a tour of some of the more important and interesting churches and other Christian-oriented sites in this city of churches. It is not an all-inclusive guidebook; I do not include restaurant, hotel or transportation information (except as reference points for the various sights near Metro stations). You should augment this tour guide with other Italy and Rome guides from reputable authors and publishers. While detailed walking directions and some maps of the important areas on the tour are included, a detailed map of the city is recommended. HR ALIGN=LEFT

Rome Explorations

Author : Alan R. Zeleznikar
ISBN : 9781553697626
Genre : Travel
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A self-guided walking tour guide of the important and interesting ancient Roman monuments in the city of Rome, Italy.

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.

Walks In Rome

Author : Augustus John Cuthbert Hare
ISBN : UVA:X001269993
Genre : Rome
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A Guide To Rome Five Walking Tours

Author : P S Quick
ISBN : 9781785384257
Genre : Travel
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This fantastic book gives readers an opportunity to visit and enjoy not only the major attractions that a guided tour usually includes, but also many other interesting sights that are not as commonly featured. By providing five different walking routes and detailed information about each attraction passed, the book allows the reader to choose how much time to spend at a particular place, rather than rushing to keep up with a guide. With detailed instructions of how to get from one place to another, including the nearest metro stations for the beginning and end of each walking tour, this excellent guide gives the reader a flavour of the many attractions Rome has to offer without having to join costly tours.

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

Walks Of Art Series The Art Of Rome Beyond The Pantheon

Author : Denise M Taylor
ISBN : 9781925112801
Genre : Art
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The ancient temple of the Pantheon is the ‘heart’ of Rome. This self-guided walking tour explores the area just beyond the Pantheon and focusses on art and architecture ranging from antiquity through to the seventeenth century. You will be able to view art in the form of sculpture, painting and architecture by simply looking at a façade, or by engaging with public spaces, or by walking into a church—in situ, intrinsically linked to that place, and therefore adding meaning. A few paces behind the Pantheon is a stone elephant with a distinctive personality, and one of the many works of art by sixteenth-century Baroque artist, Gianlorenzo Bernini, seen throughout this walk. The delightful mix of art works inside S. Maria sopra Minerva belies its austere façade. Close by this Dominican stronghold are two Jesuit churches: both orders were powerful forces in the Roman Catholic Counter-Reformation that began with the Council of Trent (1545-1563) and ended in the mid-seventeenth century. Jesuit artists produced art that aimed to inspire devotion in the faithful and non-believers as a means of fighting against Lutheran ‘heresy’. As such, much of Rome’s religious Baroque art was propaganda, aimed at reviving Catholicism’s dominance. The seventeenth-century illusionistic ceiling paintings that you will encounter in the Jesuit churches, Il Gesu and S. Ignazio, are prime examples. In art historical terms ‘baroque’ has come to signify the dominant artistic style of the seventeenth century which originated in Rome in the early 1600s and endured until the end of the century. Much of Baroque painting and sculpture is characterised by drama, natural realism and emotional expressiveness. The increase in tourism en-masse is gradually destroying the individual traveller’s ability to engage directly (and quietly) with the history and magnificence of works of art in ancient cities such as Rome. In this walk you can avoid the hefty entrance fees to galleries and museums, and the jostling of crowds. So be prepared to inhale the atmosphere and linger along the route as long as you like.

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