Whether you are into art, history, archaeology, or religion, like to eat well, are in fashion, or like to travel, Rome is where you will always find more than you expected. With the guidebook “Rome Under the Surface,” you will enjoy every moment of your stay in Rome:
✓ Each chapter is organized around a top sight, such as the Colosseum, Pantheon, and Piazza Navona, around which are hidden easy-to-find gems.
✓ Museum Guides: Nine complete guides to museums and churches.
✓ Famous Artists: Descriptions of artworks, as well as lists of buildings, sculptures, fountains, and paintings by famous artists, such as Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, Borromini, Caravaggio, et al.
✓ Did you know? You will gain a deeper insight into specific issues.
✓ Self-guided walking tours: Each walk starts at a metro station and ends at another. Best of all, there is no need for public transport between the start and end of the day’s walk.
✓ Sightseeing via Metro: The list of all the sights is near each metro station, and the metro map is on the back cover of the book or the first page of the ebook.
✓ More than 60 maps: It will help you find interesting sights around the main attractions.
✓ Where and what to eat? Best places to eat in Rome for every budget.
✓ Time-saving tips: How to skip the line, bypass the crowds, eat well for little money, and where to buy tickets without a commission.
✓ Day trips from Rome: Florence, Pompeii, Tivoli, Ostia Antica, Castel Gandolfo.
There are many reasons to visit Rome, and you will be pressed for time, wondering whether to visit another famous museum or walk through another of Rome’s neighborhoods. The travel guide “Rome Under the Surface” will make your holidays in Rome more relaxed, pleasant and efficient.
Maximilian was born into a family of travelers and adventurers, and from a young age, he developed a deep fascination for different cultures and their histories. As a child, he spent much of his time pouring over his family’s extensive collection of travel guides and books about world history.
His passion for exploring the world led him to pursue a degree in history, and he went on to earn his Ph.D. in the field.
After completing his doctorate, Maximilian turned his attention to writing travel guides. He believes that travel is one of the best ways to experience and learn about different cultures, and he wants to share his knowledge and enthusiasm with others.
His first guidebook, “Vienna Under the Surface,” was published in 2012 and quickly became a bestseller. He followed this up with a guide to Dubrovnik, Croatia, which was published in 2016 and was also well-received.
Maximilian’s most recent book, “Rome Under the Surface,” was published in November 2022 and has already garnered critical acclaim. In the guide, he explores the rich cultural history of one of the world’s most iconic cities, from its ancient origins to the modern-day.
In addition to his work as a historian and travel writer, Maximilian is also an accomplished photographer. He loves black-and-white photography, which he feels captures the essence of a place or moment in a way that color photography cannot.
He believes that travel and learning are lifelong pursuits and that there is always more to discover and explore. Maximilian continues to travel, write and photograph, always seeking new adventures and experiences.
today I’m bringing you my first ever review for a guidebook. At first, I wasn’t sure how to review it as I have never done it but I decided to jump into it, especially when a dear friend of mine, Marina, asked me would I be interested.
I have never been to Rome, never thought about visiting it but this book opened my eyes to the town. I have to say that this is not your usual guidebook. I have few at home but this one really blew me away. Maximilian did a great job of describing everything you might be interested about Rome. He told it more as a story than as a “you have to visit this because of that”. At moments, it felt like I was reading a book.
What I really liked about the book was Metro map on the back cover of the book, just like each chapter has information on the upper outer corner which bus, tram or train line you should take to see the landmark. Not only that, there is a self walked guided tour included. And you better make sure to read all those tips on the top of each chapter because some of them are really valuable. The amount of photos in this guidebook is priceless just like is their quality.
I was debating of getting just an ebook but decided against it because this way, I can mark the chapters and landmarks which interest me. But no matter if you buy ebook or paperback, you won’t regret it. It is filled with valuable information that you maybe didn’t even know before. If you plan to visit Rome, do yourself a favor and grab this book.
Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle.