The Companion Guide to Rome

November 2009
32 black and white, 29 line illustrations
738 pages
18.1x10.8 cm
Companion Guides
ISBN: 9781900639453
Format: Paperback
Companion Guides
BISAC TRV000000, TRV009080, HIS020000

The Companion Guide to Rome

Georgina Masson

Revised by John Fort

Classic guide to Rome. 2009 edition, thoroughly revised and updated.
Six years after his first, very thorough, revision, John Fort has returned to the task, so that this long-honoured guidebook, regarded by the discerning visitor, since its first publication forty years ago, as THE indispensable introduction to the glories of Rome, continues to give an accurate picture of the city's treasures as they are currently displayed. This latest edition of the Guide is immeasurably enhanced by the replacement of the old street plans with new, clear versions of the itineraries that structure a volume which remains the unrivalled guide to perhaps the most beautiful and historic city in the world.

John Fort, who has lived in the city for the past thirty years, walked every step of the routes described so vividly by Georgina Masson, and many more besides. In addition to checking and updating the information she provided so inimitably, he uncovered and describes a wealth of sights which slipped her notice, and accompanies the visitor through all the major museums and galleries as now arranged. The result is a guide to that incomparable array of classical, Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces which will enthral first-time visitors to the Eternal City and also delight the persistent returnee with fresh inspiration and stimulation.


A good guide book is a must - and the best ever on Rome [...] is Georgina Masson's Companion Guide. CLAIRE TOMALIN, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Probably the best guide to historic and modern Rome in print. [It] is a rich compendium of information on ancient, medieval and sometimes modern Rome, including museums and art galleries. REFERENCE REVIEWS

When in Rome, consult Georgina Masson. SUNDAY TIMES Italy Special
Masterly revision of a classic. THE TIMES
Can rightly be called a classic... the definitive historical and cultural account of the city... it inspires complete faith. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

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