Echoes of antiquity haunt the busy, cosmopolitan streets of Rome, and the interweaving of past and present has, siren-like, drawn artists, writers, historians and poets since time immemorial.;Most who have ever travelled in Europe have included Rome in their itinerary, and the words of the most eloquent are added here to those of Rome's own citizens - from Augustus and Plutarch to Moravia and Morante - who prove that the city is as vibrant and sensual now as it has ever been. Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde, Edward Lear and Edmund Wilson, Henrik Ibsen and Henry James are only a handful of those who have written with passion about Rome, and through their words we rediscover the grandeur of its vistas, the intimacy of its streets and markets, and the fascination of its monuments.;Arranged in a series of walking tours, this book can be taken as a guide, or simply read at home by those who love the city and want to savour others' appreciation and enlarge their knowledge of it.
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First walk - from Piazza Venezia to the Capitoline Hill and the Imperial Forum; 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, the Campagna 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 Spanga, 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 the 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.
ROME A LITERARY COMPANION by John Varriano
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