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Adored by critics and readers alike, “I segreti di Roma” has at last been translated into English and has come out in the US in April with Rizzoli. I’ve been telling myself I should find out more about Rome for five years, but not really knowing where to start. He doesn’t follow chronological order, but of course visitors don’t experience the city that way either; Renaissance palaces are built on top of ancient ruins, medieval churches emerge from the skeletons of pagan temples.

Jan 11, Lilias rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Roma attira amore, ammirazione, paura e rispetto eccetera.

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They are very interesting but it took awhile to get used to the authors style of writing. I fatti, le gesta prevalentemente scelte hanno ovviamente una seria preponderanza nell’ambito delle quattro “S” Soldi Sangue Sesso e Sapere, i soliti mattoni della Storia.

Perfect background reading for my upcoming trip to Rome. Devo dire che la prima volta che l’ho letto non mi ha entusiasmato, ma ancora non abitavo a Roma. An interesting passage about the influence of mythraeism on early Christianity. Aug 13, Linda rated it liked it. Pourtant, quelque chose manque cruellement: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Pietro in Vincoli, the Jewish Ghetto, the non-Catholic Cemetary in Ostiense, Ostia Antica, the Via Sacra, not to mention some Church history which will be interesting augiqs anyone like myself who’s never studied it.


If the history of humankind is all passion and uproar, then, as the author notes, “for centuries Rome has been the mirror of this history, reflecting with excruciating accuracy every detail, even those that might cause you to avert your gaze. Augias is a masterful storyteller, who doesn’t shy back from instilling moral judgement between goma lines.

Even the familiar stories like that of the rise of Caesar had new and different insights that deepened my excitement to revisit the “Eternal City. Chapters can be read sequentially or not.

Roma e i suoi lati sconosciuti o meno noti. Want to Read saving….

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Cookies are little nuggets of information that web servers store on your computer to make it easier for them to keep track of your browsing session. Cookies come in segrwti flavours – persistent and transient. The segret also reveals how Silvio Berlusconi managed to acquire his fabulous estate in Arcore spoiler: The following week I was traveling on a city bus and realized that I was more aware of the city we were passing through. Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale.

Roma ha tante facce quanti sono i suoi secoli di vita. In the mold of his earlier histories of Paris, New York, and London, Augias moves perceptively through twenty-seven centuries of Roman life, shedding new light on a cast of famous, and infamous, historical figures and uncovering secrets and conspiracies that have shaped the city without our ever knowing it. Augias uses narrative vignettes to uncover some of the richness of Rome’s past.


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In ogni caso un libro che vale la pena di leggere. I found that the more recent chapters resonated most. An interesting, anecdotal history of Rome, well-told even in translation but somewhat randomly organized.

Instead it felt like Augias included personal recollections within the context of the historical bits that didn’t always seem to make logical sense of why they were included. Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer.

Sep 17, Peter Mcloughlin rated it really liked it Shelves: Thursday, June 07, The book is a kaleidoscope of vignettes from the history of the eternal city. If you are planning a few days there you really should use this book to review years of history on the very spots.

The history of Rome could never fit into one book so Augias chooses the stories that he deems befitting of the city’s personality. When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Roma raccontata con grande maestria, come sempre lui sa fare. I am ready to go back and look for all these places on my own. Excellent overview of the Eternal City. Maybe that’s because these overlap with Augias’ own lifetime and are therefore described more vividly, maybe because I didn’t have as much prior knowledge about Italy under fascism or during and after WWII.