In Rome, to walk in places rich in history, savor the majestic atmosphere of St. Peter, and mingle with the crowd in the streets and squares, a good guide is needed. The city is built on a complex structure, with street names changing from one block to another and roads that curve, rise, and fall through the legendary seven hills on which the capital of the Roman Empire was founded. The Tiber contains much of the historic center on its left bank, while Trastevere and the Vatican are on the right. This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guidebook offers 16 carefully planned itineraries, created by a National Geographic expert travel writer, that highlight the best attractions the city has to offer. Plus, you will find practical tips on what to see, eat, and do to experience the authentic culture of Rome beyond the Colosseum and ancient ruins. Useful information throughout ensures a rewarding, authentic, and memorable urban experience. Choose to walk or drive along one--or all--of these paths to explore Rome at its finest.
KATIE PARLA is a historian, culinary expert, and journalist living in Rome. She covers travel, food and drinks, and culture for print and online publications. She leads culinary and cultural tours in Rome and regularly appears as an expert on the History Channel and Travel Channel. She has written more than 20 books on food and travel.