At the heart of this full-colour and visually inspiring guide is a wealth of well-researched information and over 150 detailed recommendations, written by experts. From the emblematic Colosseum to the countless museums and galleries, you will find all the sights and top attractions explored in an easy-to-read A-Z format. Superb 3D laminated illustrations display the key sights in perspective, brought to life at the turn of a page. Clear and concise background texts cover Rome's fascinating history from its legendary beginnings, through power struggles, Emperors, Popes and the turbulent 19th Century, to the present day. Special feature pages cover topics of particular interest that provide a rare glimpse into everyday life in the 'Eternal City'. A comprehensive 'Practicalities' chapter covers all the essential travel advice you need, including accommodation, transport, food and drink, health, shopping, language and much more, not to mention useful insider tips for travellers with disabilities and those travelling with children. It reveals when and where you can catch festivals, holidays and events throughout the year and also provides addresses of theatres and concert halls. There are plenty of 'Baedeker tips' alongside the relevant places and sights information, making this guide ideal for on-the-spot reference. The guide is accompanied by a large, fully indexed, pull-out map and also 19 detailed maps and plans within the text that clearly pin-point the best places to stay and top venues to eat and drink en route. With a bewildering amount of museums and attractions on offer, Baedeker recommends 3 tours and excursions specially designed to ensure you see the very best of this historic city, with top sights clearly plotted along the way. All of this invaluable information is contained in a handy plastic wallet that allows you to keep the guide and map together whilst ensuring that both will survive in all weather.