Go on a Roman holiday without even leaving your sofa

For 3,000 years, Rome has been the most desired and awe-inspiring city in the world. And although countless songs, movies, poems, and books have been written about the Eternal City, when a new piece of art dedicated to this enchanting city comes out, we all queue up to be swept away by its magic…

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.

Photos: Taschen

For more information on Rome. A Portrait of a City, visit Taschen’s online shop