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Subterranean Rome by Ivana Della Portella
Book DescriptionUnder the monumental Rome lies another Rome with its fascinating and unsuspected treasures of art and history. There are nympheums, places of pleasure and physical and spiritual refreshment; columbaria with their astonishing funerary architecture; and hypogeums and underground passages that still preserve precious works of art beneath churches, palaces and even in the basements of unpromising-looking houses. However, subterranean Rome does not consist only of mysterious and sacred places, for we also find urban and secular structures like the quarters of the Seventh Cohort of Guards, or the famous Golden House, the Domus Aurea. This text provides a cross-section that best embodies the variegated panorama of subterranean Rome.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9788877432810
(158mm x 107mm x 13mm)
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: Italy
Books By Author Ivana Della Portella
Martin Parr, Paperback (April 2007)
A comprehensive guide of the eternal city of Rome. It presents a portrait of this place, which is filled not only with natives, but also with visitors, the latter contributing to Rome's life with their enthusiasm and curiosity, their many languages and fashions, their colorful presence.
Appian Way, Hardback (June 2004)» View all books by Ivana Della Portella
The Appian Way was the first great artery from Rome to southern Italy and the model for all roads originating in the ancient capital. Conceived by Appius Claudius in 312 B.C., the thoroughfare provided easy access to Capua, the most important junction in southern Italy, and facilitated Roman expansion into the southern peninsula.
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