eBook DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Rome, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0756691281
  • ISBN-13: 9780756691288
  • DDC: 914.563204
  • 448 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released December 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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This book divides central Rome into 16 areas and has further sections for sights on the outskirts of the city; including some day trips as well as some suggested walks. Each of the main areas has its own chapter and contains a selection of sights that convey some of its history and distinctive character. The bird's-eye view maps, photographs, 3-D aerial views of Rome's most interesting districts, the floor plans of all the major sights and the huge selection of hotels, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues separate this guide from all of the rest. The Eyewitness Travel Guide helps you to get the most from your stay in Rome. Annually revised and updated with beautiful new full-color photos, illustrations, and maps, this guide includes information on local customs, currency, medical services, and transportation, and now a new pull-out map with detailed sheet maps and useful transportation information. Consistently chosen over the competition in national consumer market research. The best keeps getting better!

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
How to Use this Guide.
1: Introducing.
2: Four Great Days in Rome.
3: Putting Rome on the Map.
4: Central Rome.
5: The History of Rome.
6: Rome’s Early Development.
7: Kings, Consuls, and Emperors.
8: The Roman Republic.
9: Imperial Rome.
10: Early Christian Rome.
11: The Papacy.
12: Medieval Rome.
13: Renaissance Rome.
14: Baroque Rome.
15: Understanding Rome’s Architecture.
16: Rome During Unification.
17: Modern Rome.
18: Rome at a Glance.
19: Rome’s Best: Churches and Temples.
20: Rome’s Best: Museums and Galleries.
21: Rome’s Best: Fountains and Obelisks.
22: Artists and Writers Inspired by Rome.
23: Rome through the Year.
24: Rome Area by Area.
25: Capitol.
26: Forum.
27: Palatine.
28: Piazza Della Rotonda.
29: Piazza Navona.
30: Piazza Di Spagna.
31: Campo De’ Fiori.
32: Quirinal.
33: Esquiline.
34: Lateran.
35: Caracalla.
36: Aventine.
37: Trastevere.
38: Janiculum.
39: Vatican.
40: Via Veneto.
41: Farther Afield.
42: Nine Guided Walks.
43: A Two-Hour Walk by the Tiber River.
44: A One-Hour Walk Along Via Giulia.
45: A 90-Minute Tour of Rome’s Triumphal Arches.
46: A Three-Hour Tour of Rome’s Best Mosaics.
47: A Two-Hour Walk Around Bernini’s Rome.
48: A 90-Minute Walk Along the Via Appia Antica.
49: A Two-Hour Tour of Roman Tombs, Legends, and Artists.
50: A Two-Hour Walk Around Trastevere and Janiculum Hill.
51: A Two-Hour Walk Around the Aventine.
52: Travelers’ Needs.
53: Where to Stay.
54: Rome’s Best: Hotels.
55: Choosing a Hotel.
56: Restaurants and Cafes.
57: The Flavors of Rome.
58: What to Drink in Rome.
59: Choosing a Restaurant.
60: Light Meals and Drinks.
61: Shops and Markets.
62: Rome’s Best: Shopping Streets and Markets.
63: Men’s and Women’s Fashion.
64: Shoes and Accessories.
65: Interior Design.
66: Books and Gifts.
67: Art and Antiques.
68: Food and Drink.
69: Street Markets.
70: Entertainment in Rome.
71: Classical Music and Dance.
72: Rock, Jazz, Folk, and World Music.
73: Movies and Theater.
74: Nightlife.
75: Sports.
76: Children’s Rome.
77: Sightseeing with Children.
78: Survival Guide.
79: Practical Information.
80: Personal Security and Health.
81: Banking and Local Currency.
82: Communications and Media.
83: Getting to Rome.
84: Arriving in Rome by Train, Coach, or Car.
85: Arriving in Rome.
86: Getting Around Rome.
87: Street Finder.
General Index.
Phrase Book.