From Italy’s popular author Corrado Augias comes the most intriguing .. Mi aspettavo un qualcosa di simile ad una ‘guida turistica’ ai segreti di Roma. I segreti di Roma – Ebook written by Corrado Augias. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. I Segreti Di Roma by Corrado Augias, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Lo sono mooooolto meno se ad esempio si parla di Roma. Roma raccontata con grande maestria, come sempre lui sa fare. The author picks certain buildings or areas in the eternal city and then elaborates on them with stories that span centuries.

Roma attira amore, ammirazione, paura e rispetto eccetera. If you are planning a few days there you really should use this book to review years of history on the vi spots. Augias is a masterful storyteller, who doesn’t shy back from instilling moral judgement between the lines.

I Segreti Di Roma

An interesting, anecdotal history of Rome, well-told even in translation but somewhat randomly organized. From Rome’s origins as Romulus’s stomping ground to the dark atmosphere rima 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, Augias creates a sweeping account of the passions that have shaped this complex city: The tone reminded me of Istanbul by Orhan Pamuk.


Jan 20, Laurel Kane rated it liked it. The whole thing suffered that way to by jumping from the days of the Caesars to Cinecitta to Caravaggio. Not sure about this translation as read in Italian.

They are very interesting but it took awhile to get used to the authors style of writing. It’s neither a travelogue nor a tour guide.

The Secrets of Rome: Love and Death in the Eternal City

Sep 09, Guy Cranswick rated it liked it. Mar 23, Colin rated it liked it Shelves: Une Rome plus intime en quelque sorte. It provides a complete itenerary to Caravaggio’s churches, Michelangelo’s Moses in S.

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.

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. Scoprire Roma raccontando gli episodi legati ai luoghi e viceversa partire da una storia, un aneddoto o un episodio per scoprire un luogo. Bellissimo, interessante e ben scritto.

I Segreti Di Roma : Corrado Augias :

Le altre tre non accendono tutta la tavolozza dei colori. Esgreti ogni caso un libro che vale la pena di leggere. 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 to anyone like myself who’s never studied it.


But there is too much to Rome’s nearly year history for a whirlwind tour of a single book. Tutti e quattro i libri su Roma, Londra, Parigi e NewYork sono collezione di aneddoti legati in maggiore o minor misura ai luoghi.

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Each one presents a different gem. Mi ha dato spunti su nuovi luoghi da visitare. The book also reveals how Silvio Berlusconi managed to acquire his fabulous estate in Arcore spoiler: Nonostante un altro citato chiamato in forza abbia definito il Tevere e limitrofe un rio giallastro case ecc muri ecc.

Segrefi been telling myself I should find out more about Rome for five years, but not really knowing where to start. Corrado Augias is an Italian journalist, writer and TV host. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This alone would have made the book worth reading.

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