Reading List

For more in-depth reading, check out any one of these fascinating and brilliant books!( If you are in Rome and looking for a title in English, head to The Almost Corner Bookshop where the friendly English-speaking staff will help you find whatever you are looking for.)

Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day, by Philip Matyszak

The Artist, the Philospher and the Warrior, by Paul Strathern

Augustus, the Life of Rome's First Emperor, by Anthony Everitt

Basilica, by R A Scotti

Blood and Beauty: The Borgias, by Sarah Dunant

Brunelleschi's Dome, by Ross King

Caesar, Life of a Colossus, by Adrian Goldsworthy

Caravaggio, a Light in the Shadows, by Roy Doliner

The Dark Heart of Italy, by Tobias Jones 

A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome, by Alberto Angela

The Early History of Rome, by Titus Livy

The Families who Made Rome, by Anthony Majanlahti

The Genius in the Design, by Jake Morrissey

In the Footsteps of the Popes, by Enrico Bruschini

The Italian Renaissance, by  J H Plumb

The Italians, by Luigi Barzini

La Bella Lingua, by Dianne Hales

The Lives of the Artists, by Giorgio Vasari

The Lives of the Caesars, by Suetonius

Lucrezia Borgia, by Monica Bellonci

Lucrezia Borgia, by Sarah Bradford

M: The Man who became Caravaggio, by Peter Robb

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling, by Ross King

Mistress of the Vatican, by Eleanor Herman

A Name in Blood, by Matt Rees

Nero, by Edward Champlin

Not Built in a Day, by George H. Sullivan

Pope Joan, by Donna Woolfolk Cross

Prisoner of the Vatican, by David I Kertzer

Rome and Environs, An Archaeological Guide, by Filippo Coarelli 

Rome: The Biography of a City, by Christopher Hibbert

The Sack of Rome 1527, by Judith Hook

The Secrets of Rome, by Corrado Augias

Sex Lives of the Popes, by Nigel Cawthorne

Sistine Secrets, by Roy Doliner

A Thousand Bells at Noon, by G Franco Romagnoli

The Tigress of Forlì, by Elizabeth Lev

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