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did you know?
...that in Rome live
17.418 Filippinos
10.873 Americans
8.244 Poles
7.863 Spaniards
6.372 Britons
6.368 Indians?
(Source: City Council)
   
 
Books about Rome

 

The Little Reader
If you’re in Rome with the family, The little reader, a beautiful bookshop for children in central Rome, is definitely worth a stop!
With its friendly staff, excellent selection of books in English and Italian, and a café which serves fresh American-style baked treats (the cheesecake is scrumptious!), it’s the perfect place to hang out with children! It also has a garden!
Check out their regular events for little readers, such as Rome kids storytime in English on Wednesday afternoons!

City Secrets Rome
coverWhen in Rome, do as Danny Meyer, John Guare and Richard Meier do. With the notion that the discerning traveler wants the inside dope, Robert Kahn, a New York architect, canvassed poets, chefs, architects and others for their favorite haunts in "City Secrets Rome" (Little Bookroom). Mr. Meyer, the chef at Union Square Cafe, recommends La Taverna da Giovanni, a family trattoria near the Castel Sant'Angelo; Mr. Guare, the playwright, points the way to a relic, St. Thomas's finger at Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, and Mr. Meier, the architect, is awed by Borromini's all-white star-shaped interiors for Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza. This idiosyncratic guide helps jaded visitors see the Eternal City anew.

The Annals of Imperial Rome - Tacitus
Excellent book written by Rome's finest historian... the translation by professor Grant has some failings i.e. referring to legions as "divisions" and centurions as "company commanders" however once you get over that the book is a fascinating account of the lives of Tiberius, Gaius aka Caligula, Claudius and Nero... this is the earliest historical account of the Roman Empire to have survived... it is without a shadow of a doubt one of the finest literary works ever written about Rome.

As the Romans Do : The Delights, Dramas...
coverIt is intoxicating to read about a love affair, the more so when we glimpse the beloved and recognize our own desire. How much more so when the beloved is the ancient and glorious city of Rome. Epstein is an unabashed lover: a transplanted Californian, he and his wife and sons have chosen to live in a place they were not born to but have completely embraced. He captures the texture of so many obvious Roman delights: food to bring tears to your eyes; history and art on every corner.


Rome , a cultural visual and Personal History - Robert Hughes
this book traces Rome back right from the start... 3000 years ago to the present day... the book contains some annoying reptitions but essentially it is a good read... Particular emphasis is given to Rome's renaissance period from 14th to the 16th century so if you like the Renaissance you're in for a treat !

As the Romans Do : The Delights, Dramas...
coverIt is intoxicating to read about a love affair, the more so when we glimpse the beloved and recognize our own desire. How much more so when the beloved is the ancient and glorious city of Rome. Epstein is an unabashed lover: a transplanted Californian, he and his wife and sons have chosen to live in a place they were not born to but have completely embraced. He captures the texture of so many obvious Roman delights: food to bring tears to your eyes; history and art on every corner. But he also renders nuances not so easily described: the frank sensuality of Roman men and women, their elegance, the way they make conversation and argument writ large. The Italians cherish children and worship family; their ways--patterned, slower, ritualized--are not our ways, but Epstein adores the differences. This is better than Peter Mayle, because Rome is more fun than Provence, and almost as sweet as Tim Parks' An Italian Education (1996). GraceAnne A. DeCandido

Eyewitness Travel Guides: Rome
coverToo bad the essence of Rome can't be bottled and exported to a corner store near you. If it could, you could pick up a weekend's worth of Rome along with your pint of milk and Snickers bar, and you'd probably never get to repainting the stairs, doing the laundry, or watching that new video release. Instead you'd be gawking at St. Peter's, ogling the Temple of Vesta, devouring saltimbocca in a trattoria, and sipping Sangiovese at a wine bar. You might not even get to the Snickers bar. Okay, DK never said they're trying to bottle Rome. But they do a stand-up job of imbuing their guidebook with the spirit, attitude, and élan of Rome. They don't just provide information about where to stay and what to do when you're there (though they do, in fact, provide all those necessary details), they go beyond the pragmatic and mundane to revel in Rome's glory. They stimulate the appetite for a Roman holiday. The gorgeous pictures and engaging text draw you in. They inspire you to read and dream, set your travel date, and visit Rome for real. Stephanie Gold.

Rome Walking Guide : Where to Go, Where to eat...
coverThe Collosseum, the Forum, and Rome's other famous sights are explored by Oelerich, who combines history with information for the visitor on foot. These pages are loaded with large, detailed, easy-to-read maps, diagrams, and information on restaurants, and museums.

Gambero Rosso Rome : Restaurants, Wine Bars, Cafes, Pizzerias, Gourmet Food
A reader from The Netherlands - If you're from abroad, want to Visit Rome, and do Rome "The Italian way" than this is the guide you need. Places to eat, stay and shop are well described. A "must" for Rome visitors. Your trip to Rome starts at home...

Dictionary of Italian Cuisine
coverThe definitive lexicon for Italian-food lovers and cooking professionals, a must for all cookbook shelves. What is the different between cappuccino and caffellatte? What is an appoggiacoltello? How much is q.b.? To find out the answers, look no further than "Dictionary of Italian Cuisine," the first comprehensive Italian-English dictionary of Italian food terminology for food lovers and professionals. This handy reference tool provides authoritative Italian translations and English definitions...

Italian Complete Course
coverLiving Language® ITALIAN is a complete, step-by-step guide to the basics of Italian conversation and grammar. This revised course uses the highly effective speed-learning method developed by U.S. government experts to teach foreign languages to overseas-bound servicemen and diplomats.

Bringing Italy Home
coverThe focus of this book is "creating the feeling of Italy in your home room by room". The author takes us on a tour of each of the major rooms of a typical home: the living room, the bedroom, the dining room, and the kitchen. In each section she goes into great detail about what the Italian style of decor is and how you can replicate that for your own home. The book is full of many colorful photos, which go a great way in helping to visualize what your home might look like. The book also helps to capture through side stories very aspects of Italian life ("warm and stylish homes, irresistible food, simple elegance of Italian entertaining") that make the thought of turning your interior into this type of theme all that more appealing. She talks about regional (Tuscany, Venice, etc) design influences and also a full chapter on food and wine. She also provides a list of resources from which you can find some of the materials that can turn your home into that dream Tuscan villa or Venetian apartment. If you are looking to remodel your dwelling and thinking that you want to be surrounded by the grace of Italian living then you should definitely check out this book.

The Twelve Caesars (Penguin Classics)
coverBorn in 60 A.D., Suetonius served for several years as secretary to the Roman emperor Hadrian. His years in the palaces and halls of imperial government served him well when he set out to write this oftentimes eye-popping, tell-all account of the doings of the first 12 emperors, from Julius to Domitian, who make the good fellas of Mafia renown seem tame by comparison. From Suetonius we learn that Augustus was afraid of lightning and thunder and carried a piece of seal skin as protection against. Little is known about the life of Gaius Suetonius Tranquillis, but much is inferred. He was born in the first century A.D. when Roman power was at its zenith. Pliny the Younger tells us that Suetonius briefly practiced law, avoided political controversy and became chief secretary to the Emperor Hadrian. Suetonius lived out his full span and died in 140 A.D. He was a prolific writer, for there are records of numerous books. But the only one extant is THE TWELVE CAESARS, the most fascinating.

The Oxford History of the Roman World
coverIn less than fifty-three years, Rome subjected most of the known world to its rule. Tracing the rise of Rome from its origins as a cluster of villages to the foundation of the Empire and its consolidation in the first two centuries AD, this book reproduces the text of the acclaimed Oxford History of the Classical World: Rome in a standard paperback form. Written by a team of specialist scholars, it includes chapters on social and political history, the Emperors, art and architecture...

Eyewitness Travel City Map to Rome
coverEach an intricate trove of 3-D aerial views, landmark floor plans, color photos and essential eating, shopping and entertainment info.

 

Atlas of the Roman World
coverRobert F. Andrews from Fort Worth, Texas. This cultural atlas has become one of my most treasured resources. I have owned and consulted it for years, and now use my copy for research, preparing for teaching Sunday School, travel planning, and helping the boys with their homework. The atlas is particularly useful when exploring Rome beyond Italy, especially in the Western and Northern provinces. Oddly, the principal shortcoming is a good map of Italy and Sicily during the Empire. Anyone who touches the Roman World can benefit from this work, and know that his or her resulting communication of that World to others will be more compelling.

Mosaic: the work of the Muses
The aim of this book is to present a concise and yet clear introduction to a complex subject such as that of mosaics.

 
 
 
 
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