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H.V. Morton's evocative account of his days in Fifties Rome—the fabled period of los angeles Dolce Vita—remains an fundamental consultant to what makes the everlasting urban everlasting. In his attribute anecdotal kind, Morton leads the reader on a well-informed and pleasant trip round the urban, from the Fontana di Trevi and the Colosseum to the Vatican Gardens loud with beautiful birdsong. He additionally takes time to think about such everlasting themes because the idiosyncrasies of Italian drivers in addition to the ominous chances at the back of an strange absence of pigeons within the Piazza di San Pietro. As TourismWorld.com commented lately: "H.V. Morton.. . .wrote of Rome with variety, involvement, and keenness. His e-book In seek of Rome may be the definitive consultant publication at the everlasting City."

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Crossing the bridge, I looked up at the vast circle of eroded brickwork, gnawed by time and gashed by cannon balls, all that is left of the marble tomb which mighty Hadrian had built for himself and his family; the great Hadrian, who had presided over a golden age. At the thought of him and his sad, bearded face—they say he grew a beard to hide a scar—my mind went off to Hadrian’s Wall, and I imagined him standing in our northern heather, gazing across the windy marches into Pictland, or in London, watching the galleys moored at Billingsgate.

We are indeed in a baroque theatre, ready to surrender ourselves to the illusion; and there is nothing to take our attention from the rocky stage upon which Neptune stands so triumphantly while his sea-horses plunge and the tritons blow their horns. Sitting with one’s back to the street, trying to follow the hundred little waterfalls that spout and gush from the rocks, one is temporarily lost to reality as during a good play. The water that pours from the Trevi is the famous Aqua Virgo, which Romans say is the best and the sweetest of the waters.

No doubt they miss a great deal of pleasure, but, on the other hand, they do not know the tyranny of inanimate objects and can move about the world like Kipling’s cat. I have never been blessed with this indifference and have always been unhappy until I could make some kind of a retreat or haven for myself. It was easy to do so in the days when one travelled by train and boat, for it was possible to pack books and personal trifles; but now, when one descends by air with little except the clothes one is wearing, it takes some time to gather a few possessions together.

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