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Vision books "Past & Present": How to see Rome in the past and in the present

Rome is the most beautiful city in the world for its fascinating monuments and archaeological sites.
Walk in the Imperial Fora, or in the Roman Forum, visit the Colosseum or the St. Peter Basilica, they all make the sensation of walking into the past. But often a tourist can't see how a monument was at the time of its creation: Vision guides "Past & Present" are the first, original archaeological guides that give an immediate sight of the past and the present, by using transparent reconstructions of the ancient monuments.
A unique gift to remember a trip to Rome!

What to pay The guides cost is around € 10,00 (a cheap way to bring home a piece of Rome)

May 02, 2012

La Feltrinelli: Favorite bookshop in Rome

This just happens to be my personal favorite here in Rome as it was in Milano - primarily due to the personal assistance rendered by the staff here - perhaps it also has to do with finding the little hardcover, elasticized, pocket notebook indispensable to many writers - the "Hemingway notepad" as it is sometimes called. Load up when you find them as they are not so easy to get - perfect size for waist pouch. Photo 3. You will find foreign books in 60 languages (including English), books for kids, computers, didactic, dictionaries, eastern philosophies. The staff here will find the book you want - if not in their particular shop, they will search other Feltrinelli shops to see where it might be available for you. They treat you as if you were a permanent privileged client - not a transient tourist. They had no way to know that I do, in fact, reside in Rome and am not a tourist.

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What to buy Books in your choice of 60 languages.

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Sep 08, 2006

Books: Books - Best bargain ART books

There is a whole little row of street-vendor type book stalls right at Piazza Republica at Termini. Salvatore is my favorite seller there and I stop by every chance I get. He always has something new and now knows what I like - here he found Rafaele books I had been looking for and kept them for me. All the seller here carry Italian language books - the art books are incredible and great bargains. Salvatore and the larger stall up toward Termini are the best of the lot.

What to buy Art books at great prices

What to pay They will all work with you on prices

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Sep 07, 2006

Feltrinelli: Best Selection of Books

I saw quite a few of these shops around Rome, with the best being in the mall along Via del Corso, across from the Parliment building going towards Piazza Venezia. The other one I used was located on Via Babuino near Piazza del Popolo. The one in the mall definitely had a bigger selection of English books. You can find your best sellers as well as guide books and maps.

What to buy For those down-time moments around town, you need a book right?!?

What to pay Most books I saw were 8-12 Euro

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Feb 09, 2006
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Altroquando: Italian Film Buffs, This is Your Shop!

Interesting shop to poke around in - photographs, guides, postcards, magazines, and art books (mostly in Italian) but because they are devoted to film, they are mostly filled with photographs. Also, some nice cinema posters/playbills.

What to buy Italian version posters of American movies. - very fun! Jerry Lewis looks even more wacky with Italian captions!

What to pay From a few euros on up.

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Aug 20, 2004

The English Bookshop: English Language Books

For friendly help with finding that rare read you have been looking for, go to the English bookshop on Via di Ripetta, just off Piazza del Popolo. It had all the current best-sellers and two of the friendliest ladies helped me find the book I wanted.

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Mar 06, 2004

La Feltrinelli: Books in almost every language

You can get every sort of books. Travel books, travel maps, every sort of school books, and of course literature from the past and the present. Also CD's and DVD's are being sold there.
Every shop I saw was beautiful and hug. I could have spent hours there...

What to buy Books, books, books... I was looking for an easy one in italian, because my little knowledge in this language isn't used that often.

What to pay Normal prices. Books aren't cheap anyhow.

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Mar 02, 2004

Books and old cards

In Rome at the piazza della Republica are a few book stands with very cheap secondhand books. Though most books are Italian you can find a lot of books about art there with great pictures. They're worth buying even if you can't read Italian.
There are also a lot of old cards of Roman monuments. Tourism in Rome seems to be of all ages and so are these cards. It's nice to see how some of the monuments looked so many years ago. You can even find out what the people thought about it, because some of these cards still have their stories on it.

What to pay I used to pay 3.000 lires for those nice art books. That should be 1,5 euro now. I don't remember how expensive those cards where, I presume only a few cents.
There are also nice, but very expensive old maps.

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Rizzoli: Bookworm Tip

This shop specializes in all kinds of books (in Italian). I bought cookbooks, magazines, and Roberto Benigni's Pinocchio book (the movie had just come out). Of special interest to me was a Roman recipe book with pictures.

What to pay Italian books and magazines in Little Italy, NY would cost much, much more.

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Jun 08, 2003

Bookstore: Alessandro Baricco Novels

What to buy I wanted to buy Alessandro Baricco novels while I was in Rome. I was in Trastevere one day and I happened to find a small shop where I bought "Novecento", "Seta", and his latest, "Senza Sangue". I think you can also get these books in the English version online. If you saw the recent movie "Legend of 1900", it was based on the book Novecento .

What to pay Cheaper than in US.
Novecento cost 4,50 Euro.

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Jun 07, 2003

IL PAPIRO: Storyin Rome

so elegant.......

What to buy Paper products, hand made book!

What to pay 30~40 euro for a hand made book, the cover of this book used marbling technique

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Mar 26, 2007

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Trevi Fountain - Fontana di Trevi

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Fontana del Facchino – ‘The Porter’

One of the things we loved in Rome was the fact that in between 2 major sites we were facing here and there some beautiful corners, small details on the walls, sculptures, beautiful facades of unknown...
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Time Elevator

If you're hot and tired and feel like resting your feet for a while, the Time Elevator is an entertaining distraction. You are seated on a moving platform and experience an audio visual show. The...
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Piazza Barberini

After checking in at the hotel we took the metro into the city center and Barberini square was the first thing we saw. Piazza Barberini was created in the 16th century and took its name from the...
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Museo Delle Cere

Think we paid Eu7 entry August 2009 I understand was Eu8 by 2010. Could walk through in 10 minutes! Figures likenesses range from the unremarkable to the fairly bad. There is a 1940s ensemble of...
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Chiesa San Ignazio di Loyola

Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola was built in 1626 by pope Gregory XV on the site of an older church. It is dedicated to Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit Order, and is thus a...
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