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Exploring Italy’s Eternal City
By Tamara Thiessen
Discover la dolce vita on this grand tour of Italy’s historic capital told through 30 dramatic true stories spanning nearly 3,000 years, plus detailed walking tours complete with easy-to-read maps.
From the Curia Pompei, site of Julius Caesar’s assassination in 44 B.C., to the Borgia Apartments in the Vatican, see the real-life places where history happened in this richly illustrated guide. Along with infamous power games between heroes and villains, you will find Rome’s smart and powerful women, such as Agrippina, St. Agnes, Marozia, Artemisia Gentileschi and more. Then relax like Goethe and Keats at the Café Greco, Rome’s chicest coffee bar since 1760 or visit the Palazzo Colonna, site of Audrey Hepburn’s Roman Holiday. The sweet life indeed!
The sixth title in Museyon’s acclaimed “Chronicles” series, Chronicles of Old Rome: Exploring Italy’s Eternal City ($19.95, 272 pages, ISBN 978-0-9846334-4-9) is enjoyable for history buffs, Romans and Rome tourists alike. It includes:
- Intriguing profiles of historic and cultural figures including Julius Caesar, Cicero, Puccini, Bernini and Fellini
- More than 300 photographs and illustrations
- 6 Easy-to-follow neighborhood walking tours with detailed maps
- Complete Index
About the Author:
Tamara Thiessen is an Australian-born author and photographer. Currently based in France—though more often on the road—her travel writing has been featured in a variety of publications including Conde Nast Traveller, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Toronto Globe and Mail, National Geographic Traveller and the DK Eyewitness Guide to Italy.
272 pages, 5¼ x 8
300+ Illustrations and Photos
50+ Famous Paintings
15+ Color Maps
Travel / History
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