Italy (Eyewitness Travel Guides) by Adele Evans

By Adele Evans

Italy bargains a rare kaleidoscope of areas and stories for all viewers. jam-packed with images, illustrations and maps the Eyewitness commute to Italy has mapped out the entire outstanding flavors of Italy. Use this advisor that will help you make a decision the place to stick, devour, sit back, and store. each web page within the Eyewitness trip to Italy has pinpointed the highlights of every attention-grabbing quarter.

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Reception room AD 100 I T A L Y Emperor Septimius Severus AD 193–211 Reign of Septimius Severus AD 212 Roman citizenship extended to include people from all parts of the Empire AD 200 AD 216 Baths of Caracalla completed in Rome 50 I N T R O D U C I N G I T A L Y The Splitting of the Empire A decisive turning point in the history of the Roman Empire came with Emperor Constantine I’s conversion to Christianity in AD 312 and his decision to build a new capital at Constantinople (Byzantium). By the 5th century the Empire was split into two.

Daily life in ancient Rome. Reception room AD 100 I T A L Y Emperor Septimius Severus AD 193–211 Reign of Septimius Severus AD 212 Roman citizenship extended to include people from all parts of the Empire AD 200 AD 216 Baths of Caracalla completed in Rome 50 I N T R O D U C I N G I T A L Y The Splitting of the Empire A decisive turning point in the history of the Roman Empire came with Emperor Constantine I’s conversion to Christianity in AD 312 and his decision to build a new capital at Constantinople (Byzantium).

500 BC) shows the stylized facial features characteristic of Etruscan art. Bronze Mirror Wealthy Etruscans lived in great luxury. The women used polished bronze mirrors with engraved backs. This one shows Helen of Troy and the goddess Aphrodite. Rock tombs like these at Sovana (p336) are common in the volcanic tufa of central Italy. Tuscany, Lazio, and Umbria are rich in Etruscan remains, especially tombs. There are huge necropolises in Lazio at Cerveteri and Tarquinia (p466). The latter also has an important museum.

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