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Augias issued a series of crime novels set in the early romma century and others. Per ragioni personali ho impiegato quasi un mese a finire questo libro. Mi aspettavo un qualcosa di simile ad una ‘guida turistica’ ai segreti di Roma. Bellissimo, interessante e ben scritto.

I wouldn’t want to use it for a class, but I might take it with me when I go back to Rome someday. Along the way he discusses Caesar, Nero, Michelangel This is the type of history book that can only be written by a native of the city that it is about. Jan 20, Laurel Kane rated it liked it. Roma attira amore, ammirazione, paura e rispetto eccetera.

Libro molto interessante che spazia dalla storia all’arte. His other works include several essays about peculiar features of the world’s most important cities: I guess like the city, it lives on, but it felt like we were going to get some sort of author’s closing thoughts to pull stories together to coalesce the history that auglas over 2, years. Roma e i suoi lati sconosciuti o meno noti. Mi ha dato spunti su nuovi luoghi da visitare. Want to Read saving…. Sep 09, Guy Cranswick rated it liked it.

Pietro in Vincoli, t Splendid book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Continuo a pensare che certi edifici siano belli in se, indipendentemente dalla storia passata o no fra le pareti e nei cortili.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Ahime, I’ve not been to Rome since then and thus could not put into action all sefreti good ideas in this book to enhance one’s visit. 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. 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.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. From Rome’s origins as Romulus’s stomping ground to the dark atmosphere of the Middle Ages; from Caesar’s unscrupulousness to Caravaggio’s lurid genius; from the notorious Lucrezia Borgia to the seductive Anna Fallarino, the marchioness at the center of one of Rome’s most heinous crimes of the post-war period, Augiss creates a sweeping account of the passions that have shaped this complex city: Devo dire che la prima volta che l’ho letto non mi ha entusiasmato, ma ancora non abitavo a Roma.

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 du evident. Fun reading in preparation for our trip in March! I borrowed this one from Borders, and I may yet buy it at some point. But is nice in pieces just wish it held together better.

Roma raccontata con grande maestria, come sempre lui sa fare. Along the way he discusses Caesar, Nero, Michelangelo, and several corrupt Popes. Excellent overview of the Eternal City. Return to Book Page. 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.

Augius is an expert on almost every subject that interests me. The whole thing suffered that way to by jumping from the days of the Caesars to Cinecitta to Caravaggio. 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.

Augias ci porta a spasso per Roma in varie epoche storiche e riesce facilmente a conciliare storia dell’arte, politica, storia sociale, architettura, antropologia The history of Rome could never fit into one book so Augias chooses the stories that he deems befitting of the city’s personality. Trivia About The Secrets of Ro I felt like every chapter had some insights about the history of the city of Rome, the people that have lived there over the years, and the scandals that have shaped it’s story.


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It is like reading a gossip book about historical figures. Tutti e quattro i libri su Roma, Londra, Parigi e NewYork sono collezione di aneddoti legati in maggiore o minor misura ai luoghi. Non posso seggeti applaudire alla passione che queste parole trasmettono. Not sure about this translation as read in Italian.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Mar 20, Penny Cipolone rated it really liked it.

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Aug 13, Linda rated it liked it. The book also reveals how Silvio Berlusconi managed to acquire his fabulous estate in Arcore spoiler: You can tell he loves Rome, augiaas he always had to get back to a story that he was telling, and it interrupted the narrative arc by jum I felt like every chapter had some insights about the history of the city of Rome, the people that have lived there over the years, and the scandals that have shaped it’s story.

It provides a complete itenerary to Caravaggio’s churches, Michelangelo’s Moses in S. If they were grouped together by location, or by period I think I would have connected with the stories a little bit more. I’ve been telling myself I should find out more about Rome for five years, but not really knowing where to start.

I found that the more recent chapters resonated most. Augias is a masterful storyteller, who doesn’t shy back from instilling moral judgement between the lines.