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If they were grouped together by location, or by period I think I would have connected with the stories a little bit more. Pourtant, quelque chose manque cruellement: He writes elegant prose, without fear of using more literary or specialised vocabulary from architecture, religion or art. I felt like every chapter had some insights about the history of the city of Ajgias, the people that have lived there over the years, and the scandals that have shaped it’s story.

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The whole thing suffered that way to by jumping from the days of the Caesars to Cinecitta to Caravaggio. The book is a little scattered and could use a unifying idea or strand to tie all of it together.


Lists with This Book. I enjoyed this book, but I didn’t enjoy all of it enough to really recommend it for someone who wasn’t going to be making a trip to the city soon.

Mostly annectodtal information but with enough background to provide a framework for future reading. If you are planning a roa days there you really should use this book to review years of history on the very spots. Transparency Transparent administration Maeci – esteri.

Along the way he discusses Caesar, Nero, Michelangelo, and several corrupt Popes. Augius is an expert on almost every subject that interests me. Mar 20, Penny Cipolone rated it really liked it.

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The author picks certain buildings or areas in the eternal city and then elaborates on them with stories that span centuries. Libro molto interessante che spazia dalla storia all’arte. The tone reminded me of Istanbul by Orhan Pamuk. La mole di informazioni rischia in ogni caso di sommergere il lettore sprovveduto deciso ad incamerare tutte le informazioni.

Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription. Rather, it’s like sitting down with a Roman friend over coffee or an Aperitivo, listening to him tell interesting anecdotes about his city.

Ahime, I’ve not been to Rome since then and thus could not put into action all the good ideas in this book to enhance one’s visit. Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale. Thursday, June 07, InCorrado Augias followed up on segretti success of his popular books “I segreti di Parigi”, “I segreti di New York” and “I segreti di Londra” with “I segreti di Roma” — perhaps the romz intriguing exploration of the eternal city ever written.


Sep 09, Guy Cranswick rated it liked it. With so much of the book focused on the people and places of Rome, I would have liked some illustrations of the buildings, art, and portraits of the people that were at the center of these stories to bring them to life just that segretj bit extra.

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Of course, antiquity, the Renaissance and World War II feature strongly, but stories from lesser known periods were new to me. The following week I was traveling on a city bus and realized that I was more aware of the city we were passing rlma. Books by Corrado Augias. The stories highlight various bits of history and later, as I walked through Rome, I could recognize remnants of that history.

Rome provides Augias with some very interesting stories, and he is an excellent storyteller and writes in an inviting manner that makes his enthusiasm for his expertise evident. Continuo a pensare che certi edifici siano belli in se, indipendentemente dalla storia passata o no fra le pareti e nei cortili.