Amanda Castleman has lived and worked in Rome for several years. All the delights of Rome, plus the best daytrips nearby. Enroll in gladiator school, take a course in conversational Latin at the Vatican, haggle at the mile-long Porta Porteseflea market, take cooking classes with master chefs. This is a thorough guide to all the sights and their history, from the Catacombsto the Forum. It includes excursions and adventures outside the city - the wine roads of Lazio, the Sabine Hills, Maremma, Tivoli and Hadrian's Villa, and the spa towns of Ischia and Fiuggi. 'Adventure Guides' are about living more intensely, waking up to your surroundings and truly experiencing all that you encounter. Each book offers an ideal mix of practical travel information along with culturally enriching activities and physical adventures. And the fun is for everyone, no matter what his or her age or ability. A comprehensive background information - history, culture, geography and climate - gives you a solid knowledge of each destination and its people. Regional chapters take you on an introductory tour, with stops at museums, historic sites and local attractions.
Places to stay and eat; transportation to, from and around your destination; practical concerns; tourism contacts - its all here! Detailed maps feature walking and driving tours. Then come the adventures - both cultural and physical - from canoeing and hiking to taking dance or cooking classes. This unique approach allows you to really immerse yourself in the local culture.show more