The sixth book in the Cities of the World series which has already visited Paris, San Francisco, London, Delhi and Washington, D.C. observes the old and the new, the legendary and the historical, the pagan and the Christian aspects of Rome. The outline follows that of the earlier books, with a first overall view of the city, with its historical street names, traffic, relaxed but bustling life. There follows closer look at the various localities: the seven hills of Rome, the sites beyond the walls of Aurelian. With a quick, compact style, the authors present all the major monuments and art treasures and tell something of the history behind them. The Via Condotti and the Via Veneto, the Vatican and Hadrian's Villa; Caesar, Garibaldi, Mussolini; Michaelangelo and Bernini and Raphael are all in evidence. It is an adept job, complemented by Emil Weiss' sketches and maps, a pronouncing vocabulary and index.