It was rather fun looking through City Trails – Rome with my lad recently. We’ve been studying Ancient History and have been visiting the historical places in Rome. Therefore, as we walked throughout the pages of City Trails we frequently ran into places or statutes we had seen on our journeys.
But there is more to City Trails Rome than seeing historical building. We are taken on 19 different trails throughout the city. We get to taste food (or at least WANT to taste some food). Stopping by at the Mini Medicine Mound, Touring the wall of water and seeing Trajan’s Column up close. We saw Coypus swimming by and watch people dive in the River Tiber as we headed off to visit Rome’s zoo.
It’s always a fun day visiting Rome. 🙂 Especially while wearing the city’s colours of red and yellow. So grab up this book and visit the City Trails of Rome. Stop in at the markets, the toy shops and the restaurants…. feast your belly as well as your mind! 🙂 The Map provided on the opening flap of this tome leads you the various trails followed throughout the book. Visit, have fun.
Unlike City Trails Tokyo, I found City Trails Rome to be laden with a lot of the historical monuments/buildings rather than the more modern buildings/attractions. This isn’t bad as many people go to visit Rome for those attractions. I just expected after the brightness and current day buildings of Tokyo to see some of more of the modern buildings as well. I have to admit, I would love to poke my head in at Bartolucci and Al Sogno. Those toy shops look to be delightful to walk though, and visiting the main market! Markets are always fun microscapes of a larger area eh? This book would be excellent as a go along when studying Rome, or if you were planning a trip there and wanted to see what your children would be most interested in seeing.
City Trails: Rome Secrets, Stories and Other Cool Stuff Moira Butterfield Lonely Planet Kids 104 pages, 8-12 years. Board cover with flap, geography Series: City Trails Reviewed for: Raincoast Books. Where to purchase? Amazon Link.