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5.0 out of 5 stars Still the best single guidebook to the Eternal City, 8 July 2001
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This review is from: A Traveller in Rome (Paperback)
It is marvellous that this, and other Morton books, are being republished. I first read 'A Traveller in Rome' as a teenager, not long after it was first published, and fell in love with the city at second-hand. A few years ago I spent three weeks in Rome, and found Morton's book ideal as a friendly, wise and incredibly knowledgeable book. It's not the kind of guidebook you carry around with you, from the Forum to St Peter's (it's a bit too substantial for that!) but it's ideal for research in advance, or checking more detail afterwards. But more, than that, it's an extraordinarily evocative and memorable read. I've been slowly collecting all Morton's books in second-hand copies, as even the earliest, though quaint, are worth reading, but it's these late Italian volumes that are his real masterpieces.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A traveller in Rome, 7 Feb 2010
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This review is from: A traveller in Rome (Hardcover)
It was great to get a hardback copy of this classic at such a reasonable price. The urbane prose is a delight and a relaxation as well as being so informative
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5.0 out of 5 stars Henry Vollum Moreton ---as far as I know not a lot has changed since he wrote this useful, 17 April 2014
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As far as I know not a lot has changed since he wrote this useful description of The Eternal City .
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4.0 out of 5 stars For the discerning traveller in Time, 24 Oct 2013
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This book was written in the late Fifties so a Fifties perspective on the city is added to those of Ancient Rome, the early Christian church, Papacy and Renaissance. Great anecdotes and digressions help bring the city to life and you won't find this kind of information in the standard guidebooks.
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