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Rome Baedeker Guide

Baedeker Guides

Paperback Published: 12th March 2012
ISBN: 9783829764797
Number Of Pages: 324

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Baedeker is proud to welcome this brand new guide to Rome. At the heart of this full-colour and visually inspiring guide is a wealth of well-researched information and over 150 detailed recommendations, written by experts. From the emblematic Colosseum to the countless museums and galleries, you will find all the sights and top attractions explored in an easy-to-read A-Z format. Superb 3D laminated illustrations display the key sights in perspective, brought to life at the turn of a page. Clear and concise background texts cover Rome's fascinating history from its legendary beginnings, through power struggles, Emperors, Popes and the turbulent 19th Century, to the present day. Special feature pages cover topics of particular interest that provide a rare glimpse into everyday life in the 'Eternal City'. A comprehensive 'Practicalities' chapter covers all the essential travel advice you need, including accommodation, transport, food and drink, health, shopping, language and much more, not to mention useful insider tips for travellers with disabilities and those travelling with children. It reveals when and where you can catch festivals, holidays and events throughout the year and also provides addresses of theatres and concert halls. There are plenty of 'Baedeker tips' alongside the relevant places and sights information, making this guide ideal for on-the-spot reference. The guide is accompanied by a large, fully indexed, pull-out map and also 19 detailed maps and plans within the text that clearly pin-point the best places to stay and top venues to eat and drink en route. With a bewildering amount of museums and attractions on offer, Baedeker recommends 3 tours and excursions specially designed to ensure you see the very best of this historic city, with top sights clearly plotted along the way. All of this invaluable information is contained in a handy plastic wallet that allows you to keep the guide and map together whilst ensuring that both will survive in all weather. Baedeker - setting a new standard in 21st century travel guide publishing.

BACKGROUND: All Roads Lead to Rome; Facts; Population; Politics; Economy; History of the City; Legendary Beginnings; From the Founding of the City to Superpower Status; The Imperial Age; The Decline of Rome; Power Struggles and Schism; Roman Emperors and Popes; Magnificent Papal Residence; Turbulent 19th Century; From the 20th to the 21st Century; Arts and Culture; Hollywood on the Tiber; Famous People. PRACTICALITIES FROM A to Z; Accommodation; A Fantastic Night's Sleep; Arrival * Before the Journey; Children in Rome; Electricity; Emergency; Entertainment; Etiquette and Customs; Festivals, Holidays and Events; Food and Drink; Health; Information; Internet; Language; Literature; Media; Money; Museums and Galleries; Post; Communications; Prices; Discounts; Shopping; Cult Italian Fashion; Sport and Outdoors; Theatre; Concerts; Musicals; Time; Tours and Guides; Transport; Travellers with Disabilities; Weights and Measures; When to Go; TOURS: Getting Around in Rome; Tour 1: Where it all began; Tour 2: The smallest country in the world; Tour 3: Nature and art; Excursions. SIGHTS FROM A to Z: Ara Pacis Augustae; Arco di Costantino; Basilica di Porta Maggiore; Borsa; Camera dei Deputati (Palazzo Montecitorio); Campidoglio; Capitol; Campo de'Fiori; Castel Sant'Angelo; Catacombs; Chiesa Nuova (Santa Maria in Vallicella); Circo Massimo; Colosseo; 3D: Colosseo; Crypta Balbi; Domus Aurea; Bread and Games; E.U.R. - Esposizione Universale di Roma; Fontana delle Tartarughe; Fontana di Trevi; Fontana del Tritone; Fori Imperiali; Foro Romano; 3D: Foro Romano; Galleria Colonna (Palazzo Colonna); Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna; Il GesA'; Gianicolo (Ianiculum); Isola Tiberina; Largo di Torre Argentina; Mausoleo di Augusto; Monte Testaccio; Mura Aureliane; Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia; Museo Montemartini; Museo Nazionale delle Paste Alimentari; Museo Nazionale Romano o delle Terme; Ostia; Palatino; Palazzo Altemps; Palazzo Barberini; Palazzo Borghese; Palazzo della Cancelleria; Palazzo Corsini; Palazzo Doria Pamphili; Palazzo Farnese; Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne; Palazzo Pallavicini-Rospigliosi; Palazzo della Sapienzia; Palazzo Spada; Pantheon; Piazza della Bocca della Verita; Piazza Colonna; Piazza Navona; Piazza del Popolo; Piazza del Quirinale; Piazza di Spagna; Spanish Steps; Piazza Venezia; Ponte Milvio (Ponte Molle); San Clemente; San Giorgio in Velabro; San Giovanni dei Fiorentini; San Giovanni in Laterano; San Giovanni a Porta Latina; San Gregorio Magno; San Lorenzo; San Lorenzo fuori le Mura; San Luigi dei Francesi; San Paolo fuori le Mura; San Pietro in Montorio; San Pietro in Vincoli; Sant'Agnese fuori le Mura; Sant' Agostino; Sant' Andrea della Valle; Sant' Ignazio; Santa Croce in Gerusalemme; Santa Maria dell'Anima; Santa Maria in Aracoeli; Santa Maria Maggiore; Santa Maria sopra Minerva; Santa Maria della Pace; Santa Maria della Vittoria; Santa Prassede; Santa Pudenziana; Santa Sabina; Santi Apostoli; Sinagoga; Teatro di Marcello; Terme di Caracalla; Terme di Diocleziano; Tivoli; Torre delle Milizie; Trastevere; Vatican - Citta del Vaticano; Habemus Papam; Michelangelos Colour Cosmos; 3D: San Pietro in Vaticano; Via Appia Antica; Via Veneto (Via Vittorio Veneto); Villa Borghese; Villa Farnesina; Villa Madama; Villa Torlonia. Index; Photo credits; List of maps and illustrations; Publisher's information.

ISBN: 9783829764797
ISBN-10: 3829764790
Series: Baedeker Guides
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 12th March 2012
Publisher: MAIRDUMONT GmbH & Co. KG
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 18.9 x 12.4  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5

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