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A Traveller in Rome

by H. V. Morton

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Another excellent, thought provoking travel narrative from H.V. Morton. The only reason I didn't give it a higher rating is Rome, as magnificent as it is, gets a little weary after 400+ pages. ( )
  Smiley | Dec 12, 2011 |
The author also wrote of travels in Europe, South Africa, and through the "Lands of the Bible" in the steps of Jesus, the Master, and St. Paul. His non-travel book is "Women of the Bible". Not sure if the red-wheeled carrozzi still stand atop the Via Veneto, but the back story research still stands -- the Mithraic temple under the Church.
  keylawk | Jul 29, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0306811316, Paperback)

H.V. Morton's evocative account of his days in 1950s Rome—the fabled era of La Dolce Vita—remains an indispensable guide to what makes the Eternal City eternal. In his characteristic anecdotal style, Morton leads the reader on a well-informed and delightful journey around the city, from the Fontana di Trevi and the Colosseum to the Vatican Gardens loud with exquisite birdsong. He also takes time to consider such eternal topics as the idiosyncrasies of Italian drivers as well as the ominous possibilities behind an unusual absence of pigeons in the Piazza di San Pietro. As TourismWorld.com commented recently: "H.V. Morton.. . .wrote of Rome with style, involvement, and passion. His book In Search of Rome is perhaps the definitive guide book on the Eternal City."

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A gem for the tourist and armchair traveler alike, by the incomparable H. V. Morton. "The master of the genre." --Jan Morris.

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