CITY SECRETS ROME: See the world’s most magnificent art, architecture, and antiquities through the eyes of those who know them best

  • Escape from the crush of visitors at the Vatican museum and slip into the serene and brilliant little chapel many pass by without even knowing it’s there
  • If you have the good fortune to be in Rome during Pentecost, make your way to the Pantheon, when Roman firemen stand on the roof and pour red rose petals through the oculus
  • Savor a delectable meal at a Roman restaurant that celebrates seasonal foods: the first tartufi of the season, the first wild asparagus, the first fragole di bosco . . . ”
  • For a wonderful tour of Rome, take a stroll linking the nine bridges along the Tiber


“This idiosyncratic guide helps jaded visitors see the Eternal City anew.” The New York Times 

“After using City Secrets Rome, you’ll never want to go back to the standard guidebook.”GQ

“It should be everyone’s pick to supplement any guide more devoted to the travel basics.” Barron’s

City Secrets Rome is full of interesting finds, even for those who know Italy well.” Town and Country

  • With over 270 venues and 200 contributors, this is a guidebook that locals as well as visitors will enjoy
  • Covers more of the city than standard guidebooks
  • Includes day trips
  • Detailed maps, keyed to the text
  • Clothbound and pocket-sized
  • A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book is donated to the the American Academy in Rome