Synopses & Reviews
With Access Rome
, your visit will be an easy, enjoyable experience—the Pantheon, the Colosseum, and the Spanish Steps are at your fingertips.
Rome has been divided and organized into neighborhoods, so you know where you are and where you're headed.
Unique color-coded and numbered entries allow you to discover the best:
- Shopping sights
- Parks and Outdoor Spaces
Large, easy-to-read maps with entry numbers keyed to text ensure that you will instantly find what you must not miss.
Access is your indispensable walk-around guide to Rome. Our writers, who live in and love the city, will lead you by the hand down the remarkable streets, sharing the unforgettable sights and pointing out the undiscovered gems and all the majestic landmarks that only Rome has to offer.
Rich with history, splendid in Renaissance beauty, brimming over with the charm embodied by her people, Rome is "The Eternal City". By transforming and adapting herself with each new epoch while steadfastly holding on to her glorious past, Rome brilliantly features the Pantheon, the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and many more amazing sights, while showcasing some of today's best shops, restaurants and hotels in the world.
This 9th edition of ACCESS Rome will be the indispensable guide to discovering the city's every regal sight and romantic ruin.
About the Author
With the publication of his first book in 1962 at the age of 26, Richard Saul Wurman began the singular passion of his life: that of making information understandable. A holder of both M. Arch. & B. Arch. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, he has been awarded several grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Graham Fellowships & two Chandler Fellowships. In 1991, Richard Saul Wurman received the Kevin Lynch Award from MIT for his creation of the ACCESS travel guides. In 1994, he was named a Fellow of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland & awarded a Doctorate of Fine Arts by the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. In 1995, he received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Art Center College of Design & was Chairman of Graphic Design & Product/Industrial Design of the1995 Presidential Design Awards.
Richard Saul Wurman continues to be a regular consultant to major corporations in matters relating to the design & understanding of information. He is married to novelist Gloria Nagy, has 4 children & lives in Newport, Rhode Island.