Few cities are as historically rich as Rome, with its layers of treasures from the days of the ancient empire to medieval and Renaissance times, all juxtaposed with buzz of the modern capital. Explore Rome will lead you to the heart of the city: a brand-new, full-colour guide containing 17 easy-to-follow routes that take in the city centre's monuments - including a detailed itinerary around the Colosseum - as well as people-watching opportunities on the Spanish Steps, art treasures at the Vatican, trendy bars in Trastevere, and excursions to the ancient Roman villas and Castelli. Insight's trademark cultural coverage perfectly sets the routes in context, with introductions to Roman cuisine, the city's great shopping and its key historical dates. Hand-picked places to eat and drink are highlighted in each tour and in the directory section, which contains a wealth of practical information including a language guide, as well as a range of carefully selected hotels to suit all budgets. All routes are plotted on the useful pull-out map, and the beautiful photography shows off the splendour of Rome. Whether you are new to the city or a repeat visitor, and however long your stay, Explore Rome will help you discover the very best of the "eternal city".