Rome's Ancient Treasures: A Travel Guide
★ Rome's ancient icons & hidden gems ★
Rome was the capital of a vast empire that dominated the world and it still offers one-stop shopping for those with a passion for ancient treasures.
This guide gives you the latest on 2,500 years of history - new insights into the top icons and tips on where to find the city's hidden gems. It not only covers the spectacular sites - the Colosseum, Roman Forum and the Pantheon - but also tells you how to make the most of ancient neighbourhoods where some of the best secrets are hidden.
Ancient Rome will take you to the temples and tombs that are tucked away where you would least expect and point out the historic highlights that you may have missed. In Rome you can walk it, bus it or bike it but you won't run out of things to see or do. And some of the best locations are free!
* More than 130 locations
* Nearly 1200 photos
* Pagan tombs and Christian catacombs
* Restaurants in the ruins
* The best of Ostia and Tivoli
Whether this is your first or your umpteenth visit to Rome you can be sure to see something new in a city full of hidden treasures.
★ About the Author ★
My name is Josephine but my friends call me Jo. I am an Australian writer and TV presenter and I fell in love with Rome more than 30 years ago. I have been a traveller for most of my life but somehow I always dreamed of living here.
There was something about Rome and its ancient secrets that caught my imagination and I moved here five years ago. Once I started discovering the city's historic gems - not to mention the food and wine - I was hooked.
I have had balmy nights zipping past the Colosseum on a Vespa or staring at the Pantheon in the middle of winter when no-one's around. But I have also had fun burrowing beneath churches, parks and even office buildings in search of Roman treasures like tombs and temples.
It's the best.
★ About Sutro Media ★
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