- Published: 07/07/2011
- ISBN: 9780983079507
- 272 pages
City Secrets: Rome
If a standard guidebook has never given you entree to the Rome you seek, let City Secrets unlock the door. See the world’s most magnificent art, architecture and antiquities through the eyes of the people who know them best: a renowned painter shows the way to an overlooked masterpiece; an archaeologist walks you through an intriguing ancient ruin; a Renaissance scholar tells which of Michelangelo’s works he finds most moving of all. Along the way, a poet laureate shares the address of a gourmet cheese shop with its own pizzeria, and an acclaimed director sets the stage for an ideal Roman afternoon. A unique compilation, City Secrets: Rome is the key to a new kind of travel.
The best thing to happen to the Italian traveler since the Baedeker and Henry James.
This idiosyncratic guide helps jaded visitors see the Eternal City anew.
The New York Times
The thinking behind this pocket-sized series is clear: City Secrets: Rome will be a highly attractive adjunct to whatever guidebooks you may take to Rome. The pick-and-mix approach is appealing: if you're not tempted by one voice, simply move on to the next... The high production standards and variety of views available make City Secrets: Rome a highly cherishable little book.