A Literary Companion to Rome: Including Ten Walking Tours

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Macmillan, 15 mag 1995 - 278 pagine
Rome, the Eternal City; it is here, perhaps more than anywhere else, that the visitor is conscious of the echoes of antiquity. Artists, writers, historians, poets--all have included Rome in their travels; and their reactions--whether amazement, adulation, or surprise--have added to the city's allure. James, Isben, Dickens, Goethe, Woolf, and Wilde are among those who have written with passion about Rome, and through them we rediscover a city of grandeur and intimacy, as vibrant and sensual as ever.
Arranged as a series of walks through the city, this book is both an illuminating guide for the visitor to Rome and a delight to read at home for those who love the city and want to enrich their knowledge of it.

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First Walk From the Piazza Venezia to the Capitoline Hill and the Imperial Forums
Second Walk The Forum Romanum the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine
Third Walk From the Largo Argentina to the Ghetto and along the Tiber to the Aventine Hill
Fourth Walk From the Basilica of S Paolo past the Pyramid and Protestant Cemetery to the Via Appia and the Catacombs
Fifth Walk From the Stazione Termini to three major basilicas and the Baths of Caracalla
Sixth Walk From the Piazza Venezia to the Piazza del Popolo the Piazza di Spagna and the Trevi Fountain
Seventh Walk From the Piazza Venezia to the Pantheon and the Piazza Navona
Eighth Walk From the Stazione Termini to the Borghese and Pincian Gardens
Ninth Walk From the Largo Argentina through Trastevere to the Janiculum Hill
Tenth Walk From the Tiber past the Castel Sant Angelo to the Vatican

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Pagina 3 - It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.

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John Varriano, a professor of art history, has written numerous works on Roman art and architecture. He divides his name between the United States and a flat in Rome.

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