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Author(s): Robert Hughes

Location(s): Rome

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): BC to 1950s



In his early 20s Hughes first came to Rome in the late 50s. He takes us back from that point, two thousand years into the heyday of the Roma at the heart of the Roman Empire. Moving through from the Renaissance, casting his eye over every art form and shedding new light on old masters, into the 20th century and the rise of Italian Fascism and the post war years of the Dolce Vita.

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History – art guide – travelogue….eruditely written and a must if you are a lover of Rome

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