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Pocket-sized travel guides featuring the very best routes and itineraries.

Discover the best of Rome with this indispensably practical Insight Explore Guide. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see attractions like The Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Spanish Steps, to discovering hidden gems, including some excellent out-of-the-way cafés, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking routes will save you time, help you plan and enhance your visit to Rome.

Practical, pocket-sized and packed with inspirational insider information, this is the ideal on-the-move companion to your trip to Rome.

Over 15 walks and tours: detailed itineraries feature all the best places to visit, including where to eat along the way
Local highlights: discover what makes the area special, its top attractions and unique sights, and be inspired by stunning imagery
Insider recommendations: where to stay and what to do, from active pursuits to themed trips
Hand-picked places: find your way to great hotels, restaurants and nightlife using the comprehensive listings
Practical maps: get around with ease and follow the walks and tours using the detailed maps 
Informative tips: plan your visit with an A to Z of advice on everything from transport to tipping
- Inventive design makes for an engaging, easy-reading experience
Covers: Capitoline Hill and Roman Forum; The Colosseum; Piazza Navona to Campo De' Fiori; Ara Pacis to the Pantheon; Spanish Steps, Tridente and Trevi Fountain; Quirinale, Barberini and Via Veneto; Villa Borghese to Piazza del Popolo; The Vatican; Castel Sant'Angelo to the Gianicolo; Jewish Quarter and Trastevere; Aventino and Testaccio; San Giovanni and Esquilino; Diocletian Complex and Monti; The Appian Way; Trivoli's villas; Castelli Romani; and Ostia Antica

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.



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Date de parution 01 novembre 2019
Nombre de lectures 0
EAN13 9781839051982
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 3 Mo

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How To Use This E-Book

This Explore Guide has been produced by the editors of Insight Guides, whose books have set the standard for visual travel guides since 1970. With top- quality photography and authoritative recommendations, these guidebooks bring you the very best routes and itineraries in the world’s most exciting destinations.
Best Routes
The routes in this book provide something to suit all budgets, tastes and trip lengths. As well as covering the destination’s many classic attractions, the itineraries track lesser-known sights, and there are also ex cursions for those who want to extend their visit outside the city. The routes embrace a range of interests, so whether you are an art fan, a gourmet, a history buff or have kids to entertain, you will find an option to suit.
We recommend reading the whole of a route before setting out. This should help you to familiarise yourself with it and enable you to plan where to stop for refreshments – options are shown in the ‘Food and Drink’ box at the end of each tour.
The routes are set in context by this introductory section, giving an overview of the destination to set the scene, plus background information on food and drink, shopping and more, while a succinct history timeline highlights the key events over the centuries.
Also supporting the routes is a Directory chapter, with a clearly organised A–Z of practical information, our pick of where to stay while you are there and select restaurant listings; these eateries complement the more low-key cafés and restaurants that feature within the routes and are intended to offer a wider choice for evening dining. Also included here are some nightlife listings, plus a handy language guide and our recommendations for books and films about the destination.
Getting around the e-book
In the Table of Contents and throughout this e-book you will see hyperlinked references. Just tap a hyperlink once to skip to the section you would like to read. Practical information and listings are also hyperlinked, so as long as you have an external connection to the internet, you can tap a link to go directly to the website for more information.
All key attractions and sights mentioned in the text are numbered and cross-referenced to high-quality maps. Wherever you see the reference [map] just tap this to go straight to the related map. You can also double-tap any map for a zoom view.
You’ll find lots of beautiful high-resolution images that capture the essence of the destination. Simply double-tap on an image to see it full-screen.
© 2019 Apa Digital (CH) AG and Apa Publications (UK) Ltd

Table of Contents
Recommended Routes For...
Art in churches
Classic cafés
Fine art enthusiasts
Food and wine
History buffs
Romantic Rome
Explore Rome
Ancient and medieval Rome
The Renaissance
Unified Italy
The 20th century
The 21st century
City layout
20th-century developments
Port city
When in Rome
A life outdoors
Food and drink
Order of the day
The menu
Places to eat and drink
Cafés and bars
Pubs and clubs
Made in Rome
Where to find what
Couture and elegance
Chic boutiques
High-street and mainstream
Food markets
Music and dance
Other music and dance
Combination tickets
Additional museums
Fine arts
Unusual collections
History: Key Dates
Founding of the Republic
The Roman Empire
Medieval Rome, Renaissance and Republic
19th century to the present day
Capitoline Hill and Roman Forum
Michelangelo’s design
Capitoline Museums
Santa Maria in Aracoeli
Roman Forum
Sacred Way
Senate House
Arch of Septimius Severus
Temple of Saturn
Temple of Antoninus and Faustina
Arch of Titus
Palatine Hill
Trajan’s Forum
Trajan’s Market
The Colosseum
The Colosseum
Deadly purpose
How the Colosseum worked
Arch of Constantine
Towards the Baths of Caracalla
Baths of Caracalla
Bathing ritual
Circus Maximus
Forum Boarium
Mouth of Truth
Temples of Hercules and Portunus
Theatre of Marcellus
Piazza Navona to Campo De’ Fiori
Piazza Navona
The fountains
Sant’Agnese in Agone
Palazzo Pamphilj
Santa Maria della Pace
Street of the old government
Piazza di Pasquino
Campo de’ Fiori
History of the piazza
The piazza today
The neighbourhood
Piazza Farnese
Palazzo Spada
Theatre of Pompey
Sant’Andrea della Valle
Ara Pacis to the Pantheon
Ara Pacis
Mausoleum of Augustus
Government buildings
Piazza Colonna
Sant’ Ignazio di Loyola
Galleria Doria Pamphilj
The Pantheon
Piazza della Rotonda
Spanish Steps, Tridente and Trevi Fountain
Piazza di Spagna
Spanish Steps
Trinità dei Monti
Villa Medici
Via del Babuino
Via del Corso and Via dei Condotti
Colonna dell’Immacolata
Sant’Andrea delle Fratte
Trevi Fountain
Quirinale, Barberini and Via Veneto
Scuderie del Quirinale
Sant’Andrea al Quirinale
Four fountains
Palazzo Barberini
Piazza Barberini
Via Veneto
Santa Teresa
Santa Maria della Concezione
Porta Pinciana
Villa Borghese to Piazza del Popolo
Villa Borghese
Galleria Borghese
History of the collection
Ground floor
Upper floor
Park and lake garden
The zoo (Bioparco)
National Gallery of Modern Art
National Etruscan Museum
The Pincio
Piazza del Popolo
Santa Maria del Popolo
The Vatican
Vatican City
Vatican Hill
St Peter’s Square
St Peter’s Basilica
The Pietà
Works of art
Treasury, grottoes and cupola
Lunch stop
Vatican museums
Museum history
Cortile della Pigna and Chiaramonti Museum
Belvedere Court
The corridors
Raphael Rooms
Sistine Chapel
Library and spiral ramp
Castel Sant’Angelo to the Gianicolo
Castel Sant’Angelo
Ponte Sant’Angelo
Via Giulia
San Giovanni dei Fiorentini
Towards the Ponte Sisto
Monte del Gianicolo
Villa Farnesina
Palazzo Corsini
San Pietro in Montorio and the Tempietto
Piazzale Giuseppe Garibaldi
Jewish Quarter and Trastevere
Torre Argentina
Jewish Quarter
Portico d’Ottavia
Palazzo Cenci
Tiber Island
Santa Cecilia in Trastevere
Heart of Trastevere
Santa Maria in Trastevere
Aventino and Testaccio
Parco Savello and Santa Sabina
Priory of Malta and Sant’Anselmo
Monte Testaccio
Mattatoio and MACRO Testaccio
Protestant cemetery and the pyramid
Centrale Montemartini
San Giovanni and Esquilino
San Clemente
Lower levels
Monastery of Santi Quattro Coronati
San Giovanni
San Giovanni in Laterano
Scala Santa
Santa Prassede
Santa Maria Maggiore
Diocletian Complex and Monti
Diocletian Complex
History of the baths
The collection
Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri
Octagonal Hall
Palazzo Massimo
Santa Pudenziana
Shopping and food options
San Pietro in Vincoli
The Appian Way
Porta San Sebastiano
Visitors’ centre
Via Ardeatina
Catacombs of San Callisto
Catacombs of Domitilla
World War II reminder
Via Appia Antica
Lunch options
Circus of Maxentius
Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella
Villa dei Quintili
Tivoli’s villas
Villa Adriana
Inside the grounds
Food in Tivoli
Villa d’Este
The gardens
Castelli Romani
Villa Aldobrandini
Rocca di Papa
Castel Gandolfo
Ostia Antica
Ostia Antica
Decumanus Maximus
Baths of Neptune
Medieval castle
Lido di Ostia
The Forum and Colosseum
Trevi Fountain and Quirinale
Piazza di Spagna and Tridente
The Vatican and Prati
Piazza Navona and the Pantheon
Campo de’ Fiori and the Ghetto
Via Veneto and Villa Borghese
Trastevere and the Gianicolo
Aventino and Testaccio
Celio, Monti and Esquilino
Ostia Antica
Castelli Romani
The Forum and Colosseum
Trevi Fountain and Quirinale
Piazza di Spagna and Tridente
The Vatican and Prati
Piazza Navona and the Pantheon
Campo de&

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