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Walking Tours of Ancient Rome:
A Secular Guidebook to the Eternal City

This guidebook is designed for tourists and scholars who are interested in exploring first-hand the grandeur and magnificence that was ancient Rome through a Humanist, secular, and freethinking lens.

Twelve walking tours are designed around districts of the city. All are planned to be accessible by foot or a combination of foot and bus. It is also possible to design your own itinerary if you already know the city quite well.

Now fully updated and expanded!

The Second Edition of "Walking Tours of Ancient Rome" completely updates all of the text, illustrations, and content of the previous version.

Contents of the Guide

  • Essential Information
    • Regarding Dates and Names
    • Getting To and Around Rome
    • General Information
    • Shopping in Rome
    • Dining in Rome
    • Hotels in Rome

  • Historical Information
    • Ancient Roman Culture
    • A Short and Very Abbreviated History of Ancient Rome

  • TOUR I: The Capitoline Hill

  • TOUR II: The Roman Forum

  • TOUR III: The Palatine Hill

  • TOUR IV: The Neighborhood of the Colosseum & Imperial Fora

  • TOUR V: Vatican and & Mausoleum of Hadrian

  • TOUR VI: The Campus Martius

  • TOUR VII: The Caelian, Circus Maximus and the Forum Boarium

  • TOUR VIII: The Tiber Island and Trastevere

  • TOUR IX: The Train Station Zone

  • TOUR X: The North

  • TOUR XI: The South

  • TOUR XII: The Appian Way

Also Available: A Companion to Walking Tours of Ancient Rome

The second volume serves a companion to "Walking Tours Of Ancient Rome". It contains detailed entries on the collections of the Capitoline Museums, the Vatican Museums, the Museo Barracco, and the Palazzo Altemps. Descriptions, historical information, and mythological backgrounds are given for hundreds of artifacts and pieces of art.

The "Companion" also incorporates two detailed day trips that are possible from the city center. The first visits the ruins of Rome's port city Ostia that is an excavated urban landscape comparable to Pompeii and Herculaneum. The second day trip travels to the remains of the expansive villa complex the emperor Hadrian built at Tivoli.

It is currently only available in print form, but an eBook version is coming soon.

Walking Tours Online Portal

All users are able to access free online maps and resources for all tours detailed in the Guide.

These are optimized for mobile devices and can help you on the ground in Rome.

The online portal can be found at this link.

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External Links
American Humanist Association
British Humanist Association
Associazione del Libero Pensiero "Giordano Bruno"
European Humanist Federation

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