A useful guide for a visit to the ancient heart of the capital. A scientifically accurate description for a vast, varied audience.
This up-to-date, handy guide covers six sites that form the central archaeological area of Rome: the Roman Forum, the Palatine, the Colosseum with the Arch of Constantine, the Domus Aurea, the Campidoglio with the Capitoline Museums, and the Imperial Forums.
The book is aimed at a vast, varied audience, providing a useful guide for a visit to the ancient heart of the capital, with scientifically accurate descriptions and all the indications to help visitors get their bearings: special new color maps and itineraries, boxes illustrating particular, curious aspects of Roman civilization, in-depth profiles for the most important monuments (or those open to the public only on guided tours, by reservation).
Fine photographs, specially prepared for this guide, illustrate the splendid painted houses of the Palatine, the medieval church of Santa Maria Antiqua and famous works of architecture after recent restorations.