Published: 2009; edition: 1; pages: 224
The first in the new Blue Guide Concise city series: small format and good value, ideal for on-site use. Blue Guide Concise Rome builds on Blue Guides’ exhaustive coverage of Italy and its cities. A 224-page, pocket-sized distillation, update and complete rewrite of the full 624-page Blue Guide Rome (2006), it features the erudition and detailed knowledge that have made Blue Guides the choice of discerning travellers everywhere. In full colour, with a focus on covering key sites in sufficient depth, its concentration on Rome’s art, history and architecture is supplemented by Blue Guides’ shortlist recommendations of hotels and restaurants.
Alta Macadam is one of the Blue Guides’ best-selling authors. She is a Florence-based art historian who has written a number of art history books and contributes to the work of Harvard University at Villa I Tatti and New York University at La Pietra in Florence.
Illustrations: Full-colour throughout. With maps, photographs, architectural details and floor plans.