Rome: in flight over the eternal city and Latium
The pictures in this stunning volume evoke the magic of Italy's capital city and its environs. A repository of 3,000 years of accumulated history, art and culture, Rome is like no other city in the world. Layers of architecture pay testimony to the city's rich historical legacy, conveyed in hundreds of superb aerial photographs in this intimate photographic portrait of The Eternal City. This portfolio of panoramas spotlight the architecture and art that have earned Rome the designation of a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and also give us a glimpse of the smaller, more obscure nearby towns.Taken from a variety of birds-eye perspectives, the images in this volume depict the range of architecture of Rome - from the world-renowned monuments of ancient Rome such as the Colosseum, the Forum, the Pantheon, and the Arch of Constantine to the opulent dwellings, majestic squares, and obelisks that represent the architecture of the Renaissance, epitomized by the Piazza del Campidoglio by Michelangelo. Neoclassicism of the late 1800s is represented as well, in such iconic sights of Rome as the Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II.Included, too, are photographs depicting the archaeological site of Ostia, which preserves, intact, an entire Roman town. The grandeur of the Vatican and the lush greenery and opulent villas of the region surrounding Rome are conveyed, as well. With photographers Antonio Attini, Marcello Bertinetti, and Gabriele Reina as guides, readers will be taken on an aerial adventure of the City of the Seven Hills they will never forget. It is targeted to press release featuring the six new titles in this series to be published this autumn. It provides a review copy mailing to travel magazines and newspapers.