The Berlitz Rome Pocket Guide covers all the major sights, area by area, in an easily navigable format. Descriptions of tourist attractions include the Vatican, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps, ancient ruins such as the Colosseum, Pantheon and Roman Forum, glorious churches such as St Peter's Basilica and the Santa Maria Maggiore, as well as Rome's major museums. The guide also contains background historical information, advice on shopping and entertainment and the low-down on Italian cuisine. There is an A-Z of practical information, listings of recommended hotels and restaurants and useful expressions in Italian. Special features range from Rome's artists and architects to seeing the Pope. Excursions outside the city are also described including the Via Appia Antica, Catacombs, Villa d'Este, Villa Adriana, Ostia Antica and Cerveteri. Maps show Rome, Central Rome and excursions, and there are dozens of colour photographs throughout.
Maps: Central Rome; Rome; Excursions.
Rome and the Romans; A Brief History.
Where to Go: Getting Around; The Centre; Via del Corso and Piazza di Spagna; Centro Storico ; The Aventine and Trastevere; Classical Rome; The Vatican; Churches; Museums; Excursions.
What to Do: Entertainment; Shopping; Rome for Children.
Eating Out; Handy Travel Tips; Hotels and Restaurants; Index.