Italy

Discover our guide books for the ancient cities in Italy, with Past & Present images of the most important monuments and archaeological sites: guide books for Rome, Pompeii, Ostia, Sicily and more.

  • Roma Caput Mundi by: Romolo Augusto Staccioli, Lucrezia Ungaro, Roberto Meneghini, Sergio Rinaldi Tufi 28.00

    Guide of Ancient Rome’s monuments, with reconstructions and augmented-reality. Includes the DVD “Nero and the Domus Aurea”, by ALTAIR 4 Multimedia, and 11 interesting videos that can be seen through QR-code.


    From the Colosseum to the Capitoline Hill, from the Pantheon to the Ara Pacis, from Piazza Navona to St. Peter’s Basilica, the history of Rome’s main monuments is told with precise details and untold curiosities, together with a gallery of splendid images that guide the reader in a tour discovering Ancient Rome’s daily life.

    Thanks to 15 reconstructions on see-through plastic sheets that are overlaid on top of the archaeological areas showing their present state, past & present mix creating an enchanting vision of the “Eternal City”.

    5 tables of augmented-reality (Colosseum, Domitian’s Stadium, the Circus of Nero, the Vatican Necropolis and St. Peter’s Basilica) virtually reconstruct the monuments integrating digital images into the real space: with a simple smartphone or a tablet it is possible to inter-act with the tri-dimentional contents, moving around inside the environmental space as if one is “diving” into the past.

    The book is completed with a Nero and the Domus Aurea DVD, created by ALTAIR 4 Multimedia, that through spectacular 3D computer graphic reconstructions opens the doors into Nero’s palace and allows one to relive the 64 A.D. fire hat destroyed the Empire’s capital.

    11 interesting videos can be seen through QR-code.

    Format: cm 25,5 x 19

    Pages: 100

    Language: English

    RECONSTRUCTIONS: Square of the Colosseum, exterior of the Colosseum, Temple of Venus and Rome, Domus Aurea, Colosseum valley, Roman Forum, Domus Augustana, Stadium of the Palatine, Forum of Caesar, Forum of Augustus, Circus Maximus, Domitian’s Stadium, Ara Pacis, Mausoleum of Hadrian, Constantinian Basilica.

  • Rome by: Romolo Augusto Staccioli 17.00

    The  Vision's popular Rome Guide Book is our bestseller. This is the english edition.

    The Rome Guide Book contains detailed history and past & present images of the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Forum of Trajan and the most important archeological monuments of the Eternal City.

    FREE CD-Rom and City Map included.


    The Vision’s Rome Guide Book is our bestseller, the most popular among our guides. With this guidebook you will learn the exciting history of the monuments that have made Rome famous all over the world and the most curious aspects of the ancient Romans’ daily life.

    And you will find 20 amazing image reconstructions of the greatest roman monuments, that you will be able to easily overlap to photos of their present states, visually comparing the Past and the Present.

    The Rome Guide Book includes a free city map and a downloadable CD / DVD Rom.

    Author: Rome Guide Book is written by Romolo Augusto Staccioli, full Professor (ret.) of Etruscology and Italian Antiquities at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”

    Format: cm 19,5 x 14

    Pages: 100

    20 Reconstructions: Forum of Trajan, Trajanos Market, Forum of Caesar, Temples of Saturn and Concord, Forum of Augustus, Colosseum, Domus Aurea, Forum Square, Temples of Divus Julius and of Castor and Pollux, Basilica Aemilia, Temple of Vesta and arch of Augustus, House of the Vestal Virgins, Basilica of Maxentius, Stadium of the Palatine, Domus Augustana, Circus Maximus, Theatre of Marcellus, Tiber Island, Largo Argentina, Pantheon, Mausoleum of Hadrian, Basilica of St Peter.

  • Paestum. The city of three temples by: Emanuele Greco 8.00

    The new Vision’s Paestum guide book, “Paestum. The city of three temples”, contains history and curiosities about this amazing city of ancient Magna Graecia, along with 9 past & present images of its famous temples and monuments. This is the english edition.

     


    The new guidebook to Paestum by Vision, “Paestum. The city of three temples”, contains the history of this amazing ancient city and of its temples and monuments, told on a fascinating journey through the ruins.

    A guidebook full of curiosities, images and historical information about this city, founded by the greek colonists under the name of Poseidonia.

    And you will find 9 accurate graphic reconstructions of the most fascinating monuments and temples of Paestum, such as the Temple of Ceres, the Temple of Peace and the Comitium, that you will be able to easily overlap to photos of their present states, visually comparing the Past and the Present.

    Author: Emanuele Greco

    Edition: english

    Format: cm 16 x 23

    9 Reconstructions: Porta Sirena, the Temple of Ceres, the residential quarters, the house with swimming pool, the south portico of the Forum, the Comitium, the Temple of Peace and the Amphitheatre, the Basilica.

  • Pompeii, Herculaneum and Capri by: Irene Bragantini, Alfonso de Franciscis 16.00

    The new Vision’s guide book to Pompeii, Herculaneum and Capri contains history and curiosities about these amazing ancient cities, along with 17 past & present images of their famous temples and monuments. This is the english edition.

     


    The new Vision’s Pompeii, Herculaneum and Capri Guidebook is a must-have for both travelers visiting the southern Italy and lovers of ancient history and archeology.

    In this guidebook you will find the history of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Capri along with many architectural descriptions of their monuments and interesting facts about the life of their citizens and the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

    And you will find 17 amazing graphic reconstructions of the most fascinating monuments, such as the Temple of Apollo, the Temple of Fortuna Augusta and the House of the Faun, that you will be able to easily overlap to photos of their present states, visually comparing the Past and the Present.

    The guidebook includes a FREE CD-Rom with multimedia content.

    Authors: Alfonso de Franciscis, Irene Bragantini

    Edition: english

    Format : cm 21 x 16

    17 Reconstructions. Pompeii: the Way of Abundance, the Temple of Apollo, the Basilica, the Forum, the Temple of Fortuna Augusta, the House of the Faun, the Vicolo Storto Bakery, the Grand Theatre, the portico of the Theatre, the Temple of Isis, theStabiane Baths, the thermopolium of Vetutius Placidus, the Amphitheatre, the Gate of Herculaneum, the Villa of Diomede. Herculaneum: panoramic houses, the Cardo IV.

  • Pompeii and Herculaneum. In the shadow of Vesuvius by: Elio Abatino, Alfonso de Franciscis, Irene Bragantini 8.00

    The Vision’s Pompeii and Herculaneum  guide book contains history and curiosities about Pompeii, Herculaneum and their monuments, along with 8 past & present images. This is the english edition.

    This guidebook includes a FREE CD-Rom. 

    Authors: Elio Abatino, Alfonso De Francisis, Irene Bragantini.


    The Guide to Pompeii and Herculaneum by Vision – Past & Present contains the history of Pompeii, Herculaneum and their temples and monuments, told on a fascinating journey through the ruins.

    A guide full of curiosity, images and historical information about Mount Vesuvius and its famous eruption, which in AD 79 destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum.

    And you will find 8 accurate graphic reconstructions of the monuments and temples of Pompeii and Herculaneum, that you will be able to easily overlap to photos of their present states, visually comparing the Past and the Present.

    The guidebook includes a FREE CD-Rom with multimedia content.

    Authors: Elio Abatino, Alfonso De Francisis, Irene Bragantini.

    Edition: english

  • Ancient Ostia. A port for Rome by: Elisabetta Interdonato 6.00

    The Vision’s Ancient Ostia guide book contains the history and the architectural details of the monuments of Ostia Antica, along with 8 past & present images. This is the english edition.

    Author: Directorate of Antiquities of Ostia with updating by Elisabetta Interdonato, PhD in Classical Archaeology at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and Lecturer in Archaeology and History of Greek and Roman Art at the University of Macerata.


    The Vision’s Ancient Ostia Guide Book contains the history of Ancient Ostia and its monuments, carefully described and illustrated, on an exciting journey through the ruins.

    And you will find 8 accurate graphic reconstructions of the monuments of Ostia Antica, like the Theater, the Temple of Neptune and the Capitolium, that you will be able to easily overlap to photos of their present states, visually comparing the Past and the Present.

    Author: Directorate of Antiquities of Ostia with updating by Elisabetta Interdonato, PhD in Classical Archaeology at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and Lecturer in Archaeology and History of Greek and Roman Art at the University of Macerata.

    Format: cm 19,5 x 14

    Pages: 38

    Reconstructions: 8. Porta Romana, Baths of Neptune, the Ostia Theatre, Square of the Guilds, Thermopolium, Capitolium, Forum Baths, Round Temple.

    Edition: english

  • Ancient Sicily by: Gaetano Messineo, Emanuela Borgia 20.00

    The Vision’s Ancient Sicily guide book contains the history and the architectural details of the fascinating temples, theaters and monuments in Sicily, along with 18 past & present images. This is the english edition.

    With a free CD-DVD ROM inside


    In the Vision’s Ancient Sicily guide book you will find the history and the architectural aspects of the theaters, temples and archaeological monuments of Sicily.

    And you will find 18 accurate graphic reconstructions of the most amazing monuments and temples of Ancient Sicily, like the Taormina Theater, the Temple of Athena in Syracuse or the Acropolis in Selinunte, that you will be able to easily overlap to photos of their present states, visually comparing the Past and the Present.

    Authors:

    Gaetano Messineo, Professor of Classical Archaeology and of History of Greek and Roman Art at the University of L’Aquila, Former Inspector of the Archaeological Superintendent Office of Rome

    Emanuela Borgia, PhD Classical Oriental Archaeology, Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.

    Format: cm 28 x 21

    Pages: 72

    Reconstructions: 18. Syracuse: Temple of Athena, Temple of Apollo, Ierone, Theatre, Castello Eurialo. Taormina: Theatre. Piazza Armerina: Frigidarium, Basilica. Agrigento: Temple of Juno Lacinia, Temple of Hercules, Temple of Zeus Olympios, Temple of Castor and Pollux. Selinunte: Acropolis, Temple G (external and internal), Sanctuary of Demeter Molophoros. Segesta: Theatre.

    Edition: english

  • Selinus and Segesta by: Emanuela Borgia 12.50

    by Emanuela Borgia

    PhD Classical Oriental Archaeology, Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”

    Format: cm 18 x 12,5

    Pages: 80

    Reconstructions: 8


  • Imperial Rome. From lions to Gods by: Romolo Augusto Staccioli, Sergio Rinaldi Tufi, Roberto Meneghini, Lucrezia Ungaro 5.50

    A concise, easy-to-read guide but complete of historical information, pictures and curiosities
    on the Colosseum, Imperial Fora, Trajan’s Market, Roman Forum, Campidoglio, Capitoline Museums and Centrale Montemartini Museum.

    And there is still more: 5 transparent “Past & Present” reconstructions, and a fold-out infographic map of Ancient Rome’s city center, to help you easily find and identify the Eternal City’s beautiful monuments.


  • Imago Fidei. The Jubilee Of Mercy by: Ester Scoditti, Paola S. Salvatori, Alessandro Marucci 10.00

    by Ester Scoditti, Paola S. Salvatori, Alessandro Marucci

    Format : cm 16 x 23 cm
    Pages
    : 88


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