Rome (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

Rome (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

Language: English

Pages: 448

ISBN: 0756669529

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


This book divides central Rome into 16 areas and has further sections for sights on the outskirts of the city; including some day trips as well as some suggested walks. Each of the main areas has its own chapter and contains a selection of sights that convey some of its history and distinctive character. The bird's-eye view maps, photographs, 3-D aerial views of Rome's most interesting districts, the floor plans of all the major sights and the huge selection of hotels, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues separate this guide from all of the rest. The Eyewitness Travel Guide helps you to get the most from your stay in Rome.
All DK Eyewitness Travel Guides to cities now include a new durable, oversized pull-out map with useful transportation information, a distance chart, a street and sight index, and practical information for getting around the city.

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place in 1455–71, may have been the when Pope Paul II architect of the Barbo made San elegant travertine Marco the church arcade and loggia of the Venetian community in Rome. Coat of arms of Pope Paul II of the facade. w Piazza San Marco 48. Map 5 A4 & 12 F4. Tel 06-679 5205. @ 40, 62, 63, 64, 110, 170. v 8. Open 9am– 12:30pm, 4–6pm Tue–Sun. 5 San Marco’s apse mosaic of Christ, with Gregory IV on the far left  ROME AREA BY AREA 79 FORUM The Forum was the center of political, commercial,

Quattro Fiumi in front of the church of Sant’Agnese in Agone as its focal point. The predominant style of the area is Baroque, many of its finest buildings dating from the reign of Innocent X Pamphilj (1644–55), patron of Bernini and Borromini. Of special interest is the complex of the Chiesa Nuova, headquarters of the Filippini, the order founded by San Filippo Neri, the 16th-century “Apostle of Rome.” Sights at a Glance Fountains and Statues 1 Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi e Pasquino Churches

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officers in AD 262. It was built on the site of the old Esquiline Gate in the Servian Wall, parts of which are visible nearby. Roman ruins at the center of Piazza Vittoria Emanuele II church is a small column against which Bibiana is said to have been whipped. Her remains, along with those of her mother, Dafrosa, and her sister, Demetria, who also suffered martyrdom, are preserved in an alabaster urn below the altar. In a niche above the altar stands a statue of Santa Bibiana by Bernini – the

Dukes of Mattei bought this land in 1553 and transformed the vineyards that covered the hillside into a formal garden. As well as palms and other exotic trees, the garden has its own Egyptian obelisk. Villa Mattei, built in the 1580s and now known as Villa Celimontana, houses the Italian Geographical Society. The Mattei family used to open the park to the public on the day of the Visit of the Seven Churches, an annual event instituted by San Filippo Neri in 1552. Starting from the Chiesa Nuova

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