Taith i Rufain

£7.99

[“A Journey to Rome”] Spring sunshine in Rome, and the author and his wife wander up and down the legendary hills, from the splendours of the Vatican to Michelangelo’s stately Capitol and the ruined palaces of the imperial Palatine …

They enjoy an ice cream in the Piazza Navona, saltimbocca by the Porta Pia, an unusual chat on the Spanish Steps and resting their feet in the Sistine Chapel …

There is a multitude of interesting stories about the recent and distant past … the early Celts who conquered Rome (and lost it) … the primitive Briton who murdered the heir to the Roman Empire … how the Royal Navy protected Garibaldi’s Thousand … rediscovering the Laocoön … reclothing an Aphrodite … poets satirical and unfortunate … Popes wise, foolish and violent … Emperors good, bad and disastrous …

Roger Boore’s travel books – with their cool weave of past and present, of glossy stories and vivid descriptions – are unique in Welsh literature.

 


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  • ISBN: 9781784230791

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