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By Frederick and Vanessa Vreeland

This guidebook to Rome reflects the Eternal City's layers of cultural history, from the ruins of antiquity and Christian Rome, to the splendor of the Renaissance and Baroque. Author Frederick Vreeland, former U.S. senior diplomat in Rome, and his artist wife, Vanessa, guide visitors and armchair travelers alike through layers of timefrom the ruins of antiquity to Renaissance palaces to the trendiest new shops and restaurantsexploring major sites and revealing insider secrets. Written in a brisk, anecdotal style, this beautifully illustrated handbook is packed with photographs, historical drawings, sidebars, foldout maps, and floor plans. The guidebook's site descriptions are framed by historical timelines and punctuated by special "must-see" highlights. A comprehensive reference section at the back details day trips of interest, a guide to Italian food, the newest in specialty shops and boutiques, "Rome by Night," and "Rome for Kids," as well as transportation facts, hotel and restaurant suggestions, and much more.

296 pages, 575 illustrations (500 in full color). 5 3/8'' x 9 5/8''. Paper.

  • 296 pages
  • 575 illustrations (500 in full color)
  • 5 3/8'' x 9 5/8''

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Description

By Frederick and Vanessa Vreeland

This guidebook to Rome reflects the Eternal City's layers of cultural history, from the ruins of antiquity and Christian Rome, to the splendor of the Renaissance and Baroque. Author Frederick Vreeland, former U.S. senior diplomat in Rome, and his artist wife, Vanessa, guide visitors and armchair travelers alike through layers of timefrom the ruins of antiquity to Renaissance palaces to the trendiest new shops and restaurantsexploring major sites and revealing insider secrets. Written in a brisk, anecdotal style, this beautifully illustrated handbook is packed with photographs, historical drawings, sidebars, foldout maps, and floor plans. The guidebook's site descriptions are framed by historical timelines and punctuated by special "must-see" highlights. A comprehensive reference section at the back details day trips of interest, a guide to Italian food, the newest in specialty shops and boutiques, "Rome by Night," and "Rome for Kids," as well as transportation facts, hotel and restaurant suggestions, and much more.

296 pages, 575 illustrations (500 in full color). 5 3/8'' x 9 5/8''. Paper.





  • 296 pages
  • 575 illustrations (500 in full color)
  • 5 3/8'' x 9 5/8''


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