Rome (City Guide)

Rome (City Guide)

Language: English

Pages: 344

ISBN: 1780051409

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Insight City Guide Rome is a comprehensive travel guide to one of the world’s most historically rich destinations. Full-color photos and maps throughout combine with authoritative text to inspire you to explore the eternal city. Be inspired by the “Best Of Rome” section, which highlights unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information and travel advice you need to plan what to do on your trip, including selective listings for hotel and restaurants. Lavish Photo Features offer a unique insight into topics such as Roman markets, the Vatican’s treasures, and the city’s catacombs. Insight’s trademark history and culture coverage provides a fascinating introduction to Rome’s classical heritage and modern life, while features by local writers delve into everything from classical monuments and modern architecture to Roman markets, with a special focus on the city’s treasure-house museums and palazzos. Thirteen Places chapters cover the city, from the stately Vatican to the cobbled streets of Campo de’Fiori, while four further excursions chapters suggest day trips from Rome.

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della Purificazione Tel: 06-4281 5226 www.hotelmodigliani.com fi [[map], D1] A lovely hotel with great views from top-floor rooms and a garden in an inner courtyard. Check the website for last-minute deals. €€ Nazionale 131 Piazza Montecitorio Tel: 06-695 001 www.hotelnazionale.it fl [[map], C2] This hotel has an impressive roster of illustrious past guests, Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre among them. These days, the hotel more often hosts politicians and city types. €€€€ Hotel

in the water, a whistle blast from the city police will stop you in your tracks. That, and a €170 fine. However, no one will stop you from throwing a coin in the fountain (over your shoulder with your back to the fountain), an old custom said to ensure your return to the Eternal City. The steps around the fountain are always packed with tourists tossing coins, eating ice creams and taking endless photos. The flamboyant rococo-style fountain was designed in 1762 by Nicola Salvi, “some sculptor

the area is still a colony of international pilgrims today, making it the place to go for anyone wishing to buy religious items. The relaxed charm of this atmospheric neighbourhood will soothe your tired feet as you meander along its medieval lanes and admire its ancient, ivy-clad palazzi. The quarter was formerly known as the Città Leonina after Leo IV, who built the fortified walls and connected the Vatican to Castel Sant’Angelo by an overhead passageway. Unfortunately a large part of the

is the chic residential area of Parioli, housing Rome’s first mosque. Built in 1992, it serves a Muslim population of 100,000 and is the largest mosque in Europe to date. Noted for its modern feel and contextual design, the mosque sits on over 3 hectares (7.5 acres) of verdant park space and its interior follows a forest motif. To reach the mosque, take the local Viterbo-bound train to Acqua Acetosa (Campi Sportivi). Quartiere Coppedè $ [map] To the east of Via Salaria, just off Piazza Buenos

built to house the workers. Many of these so-called case popolari are still rent-controlled working class residences, though the influx of a new generation of more moneyed residents drawn to the fashionable district is driving property prices up. Testaccio is now one of the most culturally active areas in Rome, with theatres, a cinema, a music school and some of the liveliest nightlife in town. Many of the old wine cellars have been transformed into clubs and late-night bars. Detail from the

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