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Roman Holiday

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Essential Reading Package-EXITL806

Item EXITL806. Buy these 4 items as a set for $65 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Eyewitness Guide Rome

ITL158
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
440
146544128X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to Rome featuring hundreds of color photographs, neighborhood maps and innovative site plans.
$21.99

Ancient Rome: Art, Architecture, and History

ITL419
Ada Gabucci (Editor)
Getty Trust Publications
2002
144
0892366567
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This lively, illustrated survey of Ancient Rome's monuments, history and art is a terrific introduction.
$19.95

The Colosseum

ITL654
Keith Hopkins, Mary Beard
Harvard University Press
2011
224
0674060318
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This engaging overview of the history of the Colosseum deconstructs Hollywood-perpetrated misconceptions of gladiator-eating lions, Nero fiddling and other myths.
$17.50

Rome Map

ITL60
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2016
2
3866093020
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy map at a scale of 1:11,000, with a more detailed overview of the city center.
$9.95

Blue Guide Rome

ITL230
Alta MacAdam
W. W. Norton & Company
2016
600
1905131720
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The 10th edition of MacAdam's ultimate guide to Rome, with full color street maps, dozens of site plans, suggested walks and extensive commentary on the history and significance of every church, monument and district.
$26.95

Lonely Planet Italian Phrasebook

ITL531
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
272
1786574500
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy, palm-sized guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

Rome from the Ground Up

ITL629
James H. S. McGregor
Belknap Press
2006
332
0674022637
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully erudite, in-depth guide to the architecture and history of Rome. With 88 color and 34 black-and-white photographs and 20 maps.
$35.00

La Bella Figura, A Field Guide to the Italian Mind

ITL718
Beppe Severgnini
Broadway Books
2007
288
0767914406
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
1
0
0
0
Italians themselves love this guide to the Italian character, which addresses their never-ending passion for beauty, disorder and high emotion. The book opens with a snapshot of Malpensa Airport, then moves on to Tuscany, Rome, Naples and Sardinia.
$15.00

Rome

ITA267
Robert Hughes
Vintage Books
2012
512
0307268446
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Opening with his arrival in Rome in 1958 as a wide-eyed young Australian, Hughes takes in the art, architecture, sculpture and life of Rome, past and present, in this splendidly written, sweeping tale of the beloved city, including memorable portraits of characters from Caesar to Cicero, Mussolini and Fellini.
$18.95

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

ITL464
Ross King
Bloomsbury USA
2014
384
1620408406
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
King's colorful chronicle of the world's most famous ceiling paints a maniacal pope, a budding artist and a "who's who" of other 16th-century Italians (Raphael, Machiavelli, Leonardo da Vinci). Presented with flair and backed by a wealth of research.
$19.00

St. Peter's

ITL886
Keith Miller, Mary Beard (Editor)
Harvard University Press
2012
256
0674063953
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Miller traces the evolution of St. Peter's from its original incarnation, built on the orders of Emperor Constantine, to its medieval rebirth and additions by Michelangelo, Bernini and Maderno in this history, guide and celebration of the great baroque basilica.
$16.00

Ben Hur

ITA308
William Wyler (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2012
0780683625
DVD
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Recently selected as one of the top 100 American films of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute, William Wyler's epic stars Charlton Heston as Ben-Hur, a rebellious Israelite who takes on the Roman Empire during the time of Christ.
$19.98

Four Seasons in Rome

ITL840
Anthony Doerr
Scribner
2008
224
141657316X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Doerr captures the romance and challenge of living abroad in this lyrical memoir, invitingly subtitled "On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World."
$15.00

La Bella Lingua

ITA26
Dianne Hales
Broadway Books
2010
336
0767927702
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Inebriated with the sounds of Italian, lovesick for its phrases and enamored of its earthy idioms, Hales, "a sensible woman of sturdy Polish stock," dives into the Italian of the piazza, literature, movies and streets in this charming memoir.
$15.00

The Smiles of Rome, A Literary Companion for Readers and Travelers

ITL573
Susan Cahill
Ballantine Books
2005
332
034543420X
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully inspired anthology featuring excerpts from 29 writers and artists interspersed with practical suggestions for travelers.
$16.00

8 1/2

ITA307
Federico Fellini (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2001
0780021991
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
Widely believed to be his finest work, Federico Fellini's semi-autobiographical look at a director who's lost his inspiration is a gorgeous and surrealistic masterpiece that dreamily blurs the line between reality and fantasy. Blu-ray edition.
$39.95

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Italian Days

ITL02
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
Atlantic Monthly Press
1998
479
0871137275
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Grizzuti Harrison writes with warmth and depth of her journey from Milan south to Calabria in this sprightly account of Italy and the Italians.
$20.00

Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome

ITL29
Christopher Scarre
Penguin Putnam
1995
144
0140513299
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A vivid overview of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire and its expansion throughout North Africa and the Mediterranean, illustrated with ingenious color maps on many topics (political borders, trade, defense, religion) and 80 color photographs.
$21.00

Fodor's Rome's 25 Best

ITL112
Fodors
Fodor's
2016
176
0147546257
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This shirt-pocket guide includes a map of the city and essential information on its highlights.
$13.99

Rome, An Oxford Archaeological Guide

ITL214
Amanda Claridge, Judith Toms, Tony Cubberley
Oxford University Press
2010
488
0199546835
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide to ancient Rome offers an overview of the city's history and culture, a glossary and 200 site plans, maps, diagrams and photographs.
$34.95

A Traveller in Rome

ITL418
H.V. Morton
Da Capo Press
2002
432
0306811316
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
1
0
An enduring portrait of the city and especially its history, originally published a half century ago.
$19.95

Cabal

ITL620
Michael Dibdin
Vintage Books
2000
241
0375707700
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Zen is called to the Vatican to investigate the death of Prince Ludovico Ruspanti, who plunged from the roof of St. Peter's Basilica.
$16.00

The Classical World

GRE293
Robin Lane Fox
Hachette
2008
656
0465024971
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
From Homer to Hadrian, Fox conjures tyrants, conquerors and enthralling personalities in this marvelously written history of ancient Greece and Rome.
$22.99

Blue Guide Central Italy with Rome and Florence

ITL947
Alta MacAdam
W. W. Norton & Company
2008
736
1905131224
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Alta MacAdam, an art historian, brings her expertise to this authoritative guide to the art and culture of Lazio (Rome), Tuscany (Florence), Umbria and The Marche.
$34.95

Food Wine Rome

ITL999
David Downie
Little Bookroom
2009
384
1892145715
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A renowned food writer's highly selective guide to Rome's authentic small eateries, culinary traditions, wine, wineries, food artisans and gourmet shops
$24.95

The Roman Forum

ITA112
David Watkin
Harvard University Press
2012
180
0674066308
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Watkin reveals the history and purpose of the forum, including its Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque churches and nearby monuments in this sophisticated pocket guide and history.
$16.00

The Seven Hills of Rome, A Geological Tour of the Eternal City

ITA188
Grant Heiken
Princeton University Press
2007
264
0691130388
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With a timeline, chapters on each of the seven hills, Tiber Floodplain and overview of geology, this accessible guide, written by experts in geology, culture and history of Rome, shows the importance of the geological setting to the history of the city over the millennia.
$31.95