The Bottom Line
- Good for both travelers and armchair travelers
- Beautiful photos
- Small and easy to carry with you
- No map
- Sixty places to go to enjoy quiet and beauty in Rome, each with photos.
- Take an intimate look at Rome away from the crowds and noise of the city.
- Explore gardens, cloisters, courtyards, view spots, archeological sites, and other peaceful spots in Rome.
Guide Review - Quiet Corners of Rome
Quiet Corners of Rome takes an intimate look at 60 peaceful places in Rome away from the noise and crowds of the city. This beautifully illustrated book is small and easily portable so it makes a good companion on your visit to Rome. With this book you'll find hidden gems and scenic spots not usually seen by tourists.
I've been to Rome many times and although I've been to some of these spots, I was pleasantly surprised to find a number of places I'd like to visit. The book has a good variety of places ranging from cloisters and courtyards to hill tops and view spots. There's also a section on outlying areas for those who want a day out of the city. I can't wait to explore some of these places on my next trip to Rome.
Author David Downie and photographer Alison Harris, who divide their time between Italy and France, spent several months in Rome seeking out its quiet corners for this book, no easy task in a city as full of noise as Rome. Both are very familiar with Rome, having lived there when young and returned often. David Downie has written about European travel, food, and culture for the past 25 years and Alison Harris has traveled throughout the world shooting photos for travel and food books. Together they have produced several food books about Italy and France.