It’s not every month that two of my books come out so I’m pretty excited about March’s imminent arrival! Tasting Rome will hit bookstores across North America March 29 but first, the second edition of National Geographic’s Walking Rome will be released into the wild Tuesday March 1. The book includes 15 curated walking itineraries suited to art, history, and archeology-driven travelers. The second edition builds upon the material contained in the first, with each tour plotted in map form, and features updated opening hours. I also completely revamped the food coverage and restaurant recommendations to reflect the best the city has to offer in 2016.
Whirlwind itineraries are suited to travelers on a time constraint who want see as much of the city’s highlights as possible in a day, weekend, or with the kids in tow. Neighborhood-focused guides highlight the city’s storied quarters, navigating readers around from the ruins of Ancient Rome to the sprawling Vatican to the cobblestoned streets of the centro storico.
Each tour features highlights that tap into the quintessentially Roman aspects of its respective neighborhood, as well as descriptions of key sights. Savvy Traveler, Good Eats and In the Know sidebars accompany each itinerary so that even first timers can approach the city with local know-how, whether it’s a must-taste gelato flavor, a Baroque sculpture fact or historical anecdote.
With 192 pages and compact dimensions, National Geographic’s Walking Rome is a handy tool for travelers eager to orient themselves in the Italian capital. You can support your independent bookshop by purchasing through Indiebound. The book is also available on Amazon.