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City Secrets: Rome

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This unique compilation of insights into the world's most magnificent art, architecture and antiquities, by the people who know them best, unlocks the door to the Rome most visitors miss.

A renowned painter shows the way to an overlooked masterpiece; an archaeologist walks you through an intriguing ancient ruin; a Renaissance scholar tells which of Michelangelo's works he f
Hardcover, 266 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by The Little Bookroom
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Oct 12, 2010 Wayne rated it it was amazing
I've been to Rome a number of times and this is the best guidebook for the city (or any other city) that I've come across. The concept is to allow academics and arts professionals to suggest their favorite places and works of art to visit. Most other guidebooks ensure all popular sights are listed, whereas with this book the recommendations will either inspire you or not, which helps you filter your trip. (For example, this book does not include the Trevi fountain).

It's out of print and perhaps
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May 27, 2009 Lisa Lepore rated it it was amazing
This was a great companion in Rome...people writing of what they love best in the city - plazas, museums, food - it has it all.
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