- An Audio Guide to Ancient Rome and its companion website which adds a helpful map and sensible tips for your visit, is an audio resource I highly recommend for you to use while visiting Rome. Subscribe to the podcast, download the episodes, and you'll have a high-quality museum-like audio guide to the historical sites throughout Rome. Listen to each episode while you're actually at each site for the ultimate experience.
- History of Rome Podcast is a superb 70-hour audio-book detailing the history of Rome, from the founding of Rome in 753 BC to the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 AD. I highly recommend this.
- The GET READY FOR ROME! podcast provides many interesting insights into Rome by a college professor who lived and taught in Rome for ten years, and travelled there with students for many more years.
- Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire, by Simon Baker, an excellent easily-readable history of six Roman emperors, the turning points in the history of Rome.
- The Complete Chronicle of the Emperors of Rome, by Roger M. Kean, a good companion to the History or Rome Podcast.
- The Atlas of Ancient Rome: Biography and Portraits of the City, by Andrea Carandini [Amazon], wow, what an amazing book about the architecture of Rome from the 9th century BC to the 6th century AD.
- Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (History Channel 14-part series) is very strongly skewed to the military history of Rome, but hey, if you already subscribe to Netflix DVDs, it's free.
- Rome (HBO series)
- I, Claudius (BBC series)
- Roman Holiday, the best movie photographed in Rome, ever, I rate it 9 out of 9.
- La Dolce Vita, the best movie to give you the feeling of Rome, ever, I rate if 8 out of 9, but it might take you several watchings to "get it", like it did me.
- The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza), a spectacular new (2013) movie which features Rome prominently. It's a modern version of La Dolce Vita, with gorgeous photography.
- The Bicycle Thief (Ladri di biciclette)
- Umberto D
- Yesterday Today and Tomorrow (Ieri, oggi, domani)
- Movies Made in Rome (or alternate site)
Blogs about Rome
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