Bella Industries Publishing
This highly informative and lavishly illustrated 161-page book is an excellent resource for anyone planning a visit to Rome.
Colour-coded sections highlight seven major 'itineraries'-
1. Ancient Rome
4. Navona Pantheon
The introductory material gives an overview of everything, and includes such things as maps, dining and restaurant suggestions, and lists of sites with schedules and artists.
As well as descriptions of various artists and their works, there are also descriptions and floor plans of some of the more notable places on the must-see list, such as the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica.
Concise writing and large colourful illustrations make this book an ideal guide for the visitor to Rome.
Other companion items are also available -- an audio guide on CD, for example, and podcasts and newsletters from the publisher (unabellavista.com), as well as other planning guides.
The author's self-avowed passion for "Italy, her art, history, architecture, food, and language" burst from every page of this very worthwhile book.