I couldn’t be more excited to announce that, after five years, my new Rome guidebook is out.
The original 2012 version of the Revealed Rome Handbook: Tips and Tricks to the Eternal City sold thousands of copies (and got rave reviews). This book builds on that success with an in-depth update and serious expansion: It’s crammed full with more than twice as many fun, easy-to-digest tips and tricks than the previous version.
Like the previous version, the new book is not your normal “Rome guidebook”. Instead of providing information easily found elsewhere, it gives you tips and tricks to experiencing Rome like a local, including items like…
- how to pick an authentic Roman restaurant at a glance
- budget accommodation options you may not have considered
- the one place to never take a taxi
- secrets to skipping the lines at the Colosseum, the Vatican and more
- off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods that should be on your list
- how to eat gluten-free, vegetarian or with other dietary restrictions
- key tips for booking (and taking) trains
- here to find drinking water, and bathrooms, while out and about
- how to protect yourself from pickpockets
- the best neighborhoods in Rome for shopping
…and much, much more. Buy it on Amazon here or by clicking the cover at left.
I’m also really excited to say that, for the first three months of publication, I’m donating a significant portion of the profits (€1/$1/£1 per book, depending on location of sale) to a cause I believe in: the American Institute for Roman Culture, a nonprofit which protects and campaigns for Rome’s cultural heritage. So if you’re thinking of buying a book, now is the time to do it!
The book comes on Amazon as an e-book which can be read on any tablet, iPhone, laptop or Kindle.
Note: Bought the book before today, and now wish you’d waited for the new version? Don’t worry: You can replace the older version with this update. If you’re using a Kindle device or app, turn on Annotations Backup to back up your notes, highlights and bookmarks. Then go to the Manage Your Content and Devices page, select “Automatic Book Update” under the Settings tab and select “On” from the dropdown menu. Your e-book automatically will be updated to the new version.
If you’d prefer to receive the book as a PDF, order it through Paypal by clicking on the button below. When I receive the order confirmation, I will e-mail you the book as a PDF. (Just be aware that this is a manual process, so can take me up to 48 hours to e-mail over).
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Thanks for letting me know! It should work now.
Just downloaded the update. Very generous of you, and appreciated.
You’re very welcome, David. Happy to do it for those who bought the older version. 🙂
Do you have a book version? I don’t want to print and carry papers with me and I also like to flip pages and read over and over.
Hi Joy, I don’t blame you! It’s a bit trickier to do a print version, as you’d expect, but I’m hoping to get one put together soon. I’ll keep you posted!
Hi, is there a book version? I try to go to amazon but it stated not available.
Hi Wendy, thanks for asking! No print book version yet, but if you don’t have a Kindle, you can follow the instructions on the post for other formats (including a PDF). I’m working on a print version for next year. I hope that helps!
We just returned from 3 weeks in Italia and Sicily including 5 days in Rome.
Your handbook was our key to a great time in Rome! From staying in the Monti to eating at Alle Carrete and Urbana 47 to using Walks of Italy for a couple of tours, your recommendations were spot on. Tipping us off to Katie Parla helped as well.
I’m so glad to hear it! Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know 🙂