The Eternal City

Peter Davison reviews a book that reveals Rome as the Romans know it -- as the eternal city.
June 27, 2002, 12pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The Rome that its three million inhabitants live in vibrateswith a degree of life that no mere monument can produce.Romagnoli's narrative awoke me to my memories of that Rome, theloud, fragrant streets, the guitarists and accordionists andflower-sellers in the old city, the traffic and the sexuality,the liquid grace of its living fountains, the taste of its robustfood, the sardonic humor of its shopkeepers and idlers."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 in The Atlantic Monthly
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