City Walks: Rome: 50 Adventures on Foot
Chronicle, 2008 (2008)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
hough my general approach to city exploration is to simply wander and enjoy the fruits of serendipity, some cities have specific sites that I don't want to miss - and Rome is certainly one of them.
card sets offer a new approach to sightseeing in the major cities of the world. Those who like to be systematic can go through the entire deck in order. Those like me, who prefer surprises, can pick a walk at random, or simply wander and then find a card to match what has been discovered.
ity Walks: Rome
includes an overall map with fifty numbered
marked on it, from
Piazza del Popolo
, with well known sites - like
The Aventine Hill
The Catacombs South of Rome
- in between. Summary information covers
A Taste of Rome
an open-air museum with a street life that is among the most vibrant to be found in Europe
How to Use these Cards
carefully chosen to offer a rich sampling of Rome's many neighborhoods and its hidden delights
Getting Around Rome
. Each card starts with a sentence summarizing the walk, e.g. '
Fascinating and horrifying, the Coliseum is a site of great human cruelty and unmatched architectural splendor.
' Next comes how to get there (bus and metro), followed by historical context, details of what to see, facts and statistics.
hile most travelers will supplement this with more in-depth information, such tomes can be left behind with baggage, while exploring ancient and modern Rome via
City Walks: Rome
, a handy, minimalist guide to fifty varied adventures.
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