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H.V. Morton's evocative account of his days in Fifties Rome—the fabled period of los angeles Dolce Vita—remains an fundamental consultant to what makes the everlasting urban everlasting. In his attribute anecdotal kind, Morton leads the reader on a well-informed and pleasant trip round the urban, from the Fontana di Trevi and the Colosseum to the Vatican Gardens loud with beautiful birdsong. He additionally takes time to contemplate such everlasting themes because the idiosyncrasies of Italian drivers in addition to the ominous percentages in the back of an strange absence of pigeons within the Piazza di San Pietro. As TourismWorld.com commented lately: "H.V. Morton.. . .wrote of Rome with type, involvement, and keenness. His ebook In seek of Rome might be the definitive advisor booklet at the everlasting City."

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The popular story that Bernini sunk the fountain and made the jet so low in order not to hide the Steps is incorrect, for the fountain was there nearly a century before the Steps. There are several late seventeenth century pictures in Rome which show what the Trinità dei Monti looked like before the Spanish Steps were built: I recall one in the Braschi Museum and another in the Keats Memorial House, The church at the top of the hill once stood on the brink of a steep ravine filled with trees, and there was just enough room for a couple of coaches to pass each other in front of the main entrance.

It is delightful to take strangers to the Trevi for the first time, and to enjoy their expressions of surprise and delight. I once took an American woman there whose comments would have delighted Bernini, who is said to have designed the fountain, and Niccolo Salvi, who killed himself building it a hundred years after. ’ she cried. ’ I am sure this is just what Bernini and Salvi wished us to think as we descend the steps towards the basin of the fountain and separate ourselves from the everyday life of the streets.

It was obvious, from his choice of adjectives, that the Victor Emmanuel Monument was well on the way. � 5 The tourist coaches come rolling into Rome every day from all the countries of Europe. They are enormous glass houses in which the travellers sit in tired rows, insulated from the landscape and the people. At night these coaches stand in the side streets near the best hotels, and you may read the names of London, Berlin, Hamburg, Bergen, Vienna, Oslo, and many another place, on their dusty flanks.

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