‘The most charming – and complete – guide for travellers to Rome in contemporary English’ The Observer
H. V. Morton’s indispensable companion to Rome.
H. V. Morton’s account of his days in 1950s Rome remains an indispensable historical companion. In his characteristic anecdotal style, Morton leads the reader on a well-informed and insightful journey around the city, from the Fontana di Trevi and the Colosseum to the Vatican Gardens loud with exquisite birdsong.
This vivid reportage also takes time to consider such topics as the idiosyncrasies of Italian drivers and the ominous possibilities behind the unusual absence of pigeons in the Piazza di San Pietro, bringing this most fascinating of cities delightfully to life.
Much has been written – deservedly – about Rome’s endlessly colourful past and present, but Morton’s writing is in a class above the rest.
‘One of the world’s great travel writers’ The Times