City Secrets: Rome | Granta

  • Published: 07/07/2011
  • ISBN: 9780983079507
  • 110x20mm
  • 272 pages

City Secrets: Rome

Robert Kahn

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.

Financial Times

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.

Barry Forshaw

The Author

Robert Kahn is founding principal of Robert Kahn Architect, based in New York. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Metropolitan Home, and the New York Times, among many other publications. He is also the creator and series editor of the acclaimed City Secrets series, which has been reviewed in numerous publications, including Vanity Fair, the New York Times, and New York Magazine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.

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