This section contains pages with excerpts from books written by British and American Travellers describing their stay in Rome. It mainly focuses on those printed before 1750; after that year a visit to the monuments of Rome became a popular "rite of passage" for many young European noblemen in their Grand Tour. Some of the books which were selected for this section provide a direct account of ceremonies and events their authors attended.
Read What Dante Saw.
Read What Goethe Saw.
Read What Lord Byron Saw.
Read What Charles Dickens Saw.
Read What Henry James Saw.
Read What Mark Twain Saw.
Read What William Dean Howells Saw.
Read Dan Brown's Spaghetti Bolognaise (excerpts from Angels and Demons).