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Apr 19, Natali rated it really liked it. Fun reading in preparation for our trip in March! Lists with This Book. Pietro in Vincoli, the Jewish Ghetto, the non-Catholic Cemetary in Ostiense, Ostia Antica, the Via Sacra, not to mention some Church history which will be interesting to anyone like myself who’s never studied it.

Nov 08, Stephen rated it really liked it Shelves: I found that the more recent chapters resonated most. He doesn’t follow chronological order, but of course visitors don’t experience the city that way either; Renaissance palaces are built on top of ancient ruins, medieval churches emerge from the skeletons of pagan temples.

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Thursday, June 07, Augias issued a series of crime novels set in the early 20th century and others. Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer.

But there is too much to Rome’s nearly year history for a whirlwind tour of a single book. Continuo a pensare che certi edifici siano belli in se, indipendentemente dalla storia passata o no fra le pareti e nei cortili.


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The stories highlight various bits of history and later, as I walked through Rome, I could recognize remnants of that history. Mar 20, Penny Cipolone rated it vi liked it. I fatti, le gesta prevalentemente scelte hanno ovviamente una seria preponderanza nell’ambito delle quattro “S” Soldi Sangue Sesso e Sapere, i soliti mattoni della Storia.

Mar 23, Colin rated it liked it Shelves: This alone would have made the book worth reading. Le altre tre non accendono tutta la tavolozza dei colori.

This is the very best kind of travel writing, in my opinion. Continuing navigation id the use of cookies by us OK.

La tecnica narrativa scelta viene romq attraverso una citazione che riporto liberamente: To ask other readers questions about The Secrets of Romeplease sign up. Augias uses narrative vignettes to uncover some of the richness of Rome’s past.

I wouldn’t want to use it for a class, but I might take it with me when I go back to Rome someday. Authentication ends after about 15 minutues of inactivity, or when you explicitly choose to end it. Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale. It is a book about Rome, written augiws soul and introspection.

The author picks certain buildings or areas in the eternal city and then elaborates on them with stories that span centuries.

The Secrets of Rome: Love and Death in the Eternal City

Mostly annectodtal information but with enough background to provide a framework for future reading. Lo sono mooooolto meno se ad esempio si parla di Roma. His other works include several essays about peculiar features of the world’s most important cities: From Rome’s origins as Romulus’s stomping ground to the dark atmosphere of the Middle Ages; from Caesar’s unscrupulousness to Caravaggio’s lurid genius; from the notorious Lucrezia Borgia to the seductive Anna Fallarino, the marchioness at the center of one of Rome’s most heinous crimes of the post-war period, Augias creates a sweeping account of the passions that have shaped this complex city: But is nice in pieces just wish it held together better.


Not sure about this translation as read in Italian. I’ve been telling myself I should find out more about Rome for five years, but not really knowing where to start. Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription. Even the familiar stories like that of the rise of Caesar had new and different insights that deepened my excitement to revisit the “Eternal City. Augius is an expert on almost every subject that interests me.

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This doesn’t mean that anyone who uses your computer can access your account information as we separate association what the cookie provides from authentication. It was as though it held more relevance to me since I had read from this book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Instead it felt seggreti Augias included personal recollections within the context of the historical bits that didn’t always seem to make logical sense of why they were included.

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