Go on a Roman holiday without even leaving your sofa
The Eternal City
Lucky for us wannabe Romans, Taschen has recently published the book Rome. A Portrait of a City to satisfy our constant yearning to experience more of the great city. Starting in the 1840s, it takes you through the most iconic and well-loved nuances of the cultural capital. With sepia, black-and-white, and colour photos by such photographers as Giacomo Caneva, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Pasquale De Antonis, Peter Lindbergh, and William Klein, you’ll tour the major tourist attractions, such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Spanish Steps; the luxurious homes and leisure activities of the privileged; the street stalls and laundry lines in the working class districts of Trastevere and Testaccio; the effect the reign of Mussolini had on the city; the post-War recovery; and the glamorous gowns, exotic celebrities, and Via Veneto café culture that followed. For just 50 GBP, you can reintroduce yourself to one of the most inspiring cities in the world.