Synopses & Reviews
Fodors see it Rome
is perfect for travelers who want to understand local history and Italian culture before they arrive, and experience the city like a native Romano while theyre there.
Overflowing with brilliant color photography, this is the ONLY illustrated guide that provides the practical information that you need while traveling–complete restaurant and hotel reviews with exact prices for lodging and dining (not ranges), plus time-saving tips and how to avoid crowds, exact admission prices to key sights, great photo stops, and special notes on “kid-friendly” attractions throughout.
Our detailed reviews represent the best accommodations in Rome, in all price ranges. From five-star luxury hotels to low-budget pensioni, well tell you what to expect in terms of price and quality through extensive coverage of hotels and their surrounding neighborhoods, exact prices of double-occupancy rooms (including breakfast), plus pictures of hotel facilities and guestrooms.
If you want to experience the best that Rome has to offer, pay particular attention to our outstanding restaurant coverage that will help you choose from the 5,000 local eateries that cater to every budget and dining experience. From affordable, family-run trattorìas to places where you can splurge on a romantic, candlelit dinner–like Roof Garden ‘les etoiles–youll find it in see it Rome. Each review covers house signature dishes, ambiance, actual prices for a two-course lunch and a three-course dinner (for two people), hours of operation, and what transportation will get you there.
Whether you want to thow a coin into the Trevi Fountain, start your day on Capitoline Hill exploring the relics of ancient Rome or people-watching in Piazza Navona over a caffè ristretto, see it Rome will take you there. Accessibly written to help you navigate throughout the city without missing a thing, each attraction includes exact admission prices, what galleries and museums not to miss, and where to stop for quick bites and refreshing drinks along the way. Sights are also rated for their “value”, “walkability”, “historic and cultural interest”, plus we suggest fantastic “photo stops” and entertaining and age-appropriate “kid-friendly” attractions throughout the book.
What to Do?
Our shopping walks will lead you to cutting-edge fashions to fit all budgets, from hip streetwear to expensive fashions for your feet. But, Rome has much more to offer than just sight-seeing and shopping. Fodors see it Rome provides insider information on classical, theatrical, and cinematic performances, Romes music scene (live jazz to underground youth centres), nightlife, spectator and activity sports, health and beauty spas, festivals and events, and a special section on “Childrens Rome”.
Atlas and Maps
Detailed neighborhood maps are incorporated throughout the book to help you navigate on historic walks, shopping tours, or to find a restaurant. Plus, a 16-page atlas details each road and path with highlights of important landmarks, parks, metro stations, and car parking areas.
Fodors see it™
A brand-new series that shows you before you go, guides you while youre there, and makes the perfect keepsake on your return.
Full-color photography and a host of practical information highlight this series of user-friendly travel guides, which also include descriptions of local sites, restaurants, hostels, shops, and nightspots; ratings of sites for value, historic interest, family friendly appeal, and other criteria; local itineraries and shopping suggestions; travel suggestions; transportation options; and colorful maps.
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Praise for Fodors See It guides:
“…everything from the latest dish on local hotels and restaurants to Web sites, the nearest tram and metro stops, to prices. Best of all, its presented in a colorful, eye-catching format.”
-Frequent Flyer magazine
Fodors helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. While youre at the helm, Fodors offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. Its like having a friend in Rome!
Fodors See It Rome is colorful and practical, detailing the must-see sights in Rome plus:
•COLOR PHOTOS by the hundreds show you not only Romes sights but also hotels, restaurants, and shops
•COLOR MAPS galore, including neighborhood maps, city plans, transportation maps, and floor plans
•WALKING and DRIVING tours
•INSIDER TIPS by the dozen
•RATINGS for key sights
•Hundreds of in-depth HOTEL and RESTAURANT reviews
•Detailed PRACTICAL information in every listing
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