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We've come up with some reading and film recommendations along with some travel tips which we think will give you a good knowledge base and get you ready for your trip.

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Reading Recommendations >

Rome Tales, by Helen Constantine and Hugh Shankland

The Families that made Rome: A History and Guide, by Anthony Majanlahti

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling, by Ross King

A Thousand Bells at Noon: A Roman Reveals the Secrets and Pleasures of His Native City, by G. Franco Romagnoli

M: The Man Who Became Caravaggio, by Peter Robb

The Genius in the Design: Bernini, Borromini and the Rivalry That Transformed Rome, by Peter Morrissey

The Sack of Rome: How a Beautiful European Country with a Fabled History and Storied Culture was Taken Over By a Man Named Silvio Berlusconi, by Alexander Stille (Later editions were published under the title: The Sack of Rome: Media + Money + Celebrity = Power = Silvio Berlusconi, but it is still the same book.)

La Bella Figura: Field Guide to the Italian Mind, by Beppe Severgnini

Roman Holiday

Film Recommendations >

Habemus Papum, by Nani Moretti

Roman Holiday, by William Wyler

La Dolce Vita, by Federico Fellini

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