on 13 May 2001
The Blue Guide to Rome is a good guide to the history and architecture of the Eternal City. It contains practical advice as well as what the Blue Guides are known for: complete and detailed information on the history and content of places of interest. This information is often too detailed for just dipping into, but is still interesting. The map of Rome at the back is good too. The only big drawback is that there are no photographs - only occasional sketches.