Enlightened Rome:
Discover the Magic of Piazzas and Public Spaces of Rome, Italy

This is not a usual guide book listing hotels and tourist traps; instead it connects you to the very heart and soul of Rome, Italy!

Come along on an immersive journey into the most beautiful and intriguing piazzas and public places in the world. Experience their timeless, evocative beauty, details of their distinct art and architecture, and why they stir the imagination and connect us. Discover secret places Romans treasure as shown on my illustrated maps.

For those who’re lucky to have a mere 15 to 30 minutes in any given place, Enlightened Rome abounds with passion, spirit, and love. Rome charms, romances, and nurtures. With deeper appreciation come more lasting experiences. Discover for yourself the inherent power of incredibly moving places. Renew your life in positive, gentle and uplifting ways.

And to make your journey to Rome even more amazing I will share:

  • How to deepen cultural experiences with novel ways to go “off agenda”
  • Ideas for engaging in friendly cultural exchanges with Romans
  • How to avoid travel burnout and the importance of taking time to relax and “bask” into your vacation
  • Key Italian words and phrases that connect you to the best of Rome: the people, the food, the art, and of course, la dolce vita

Instead of saying “I need a vacation from my vacation.” you’ll return home with a deep appreciation for Rome, along with rich memories that will feed your spirit for a lifetime. If you’re ready for a transformative travel experience that will enrich your life, then you’re going to love this book.

Andiamo! Let’s go!

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“In Enlightened Rome, Diane Va Buren shares the magic of her memories and experiences of the piazzas of Rome. She invites us to come with her and bask in the soul-expanding and heart-changing moments of stopped time and beauty that Rome offers in such glorius generosity.”
Karen Blessen

Pulitzer Prize Winning Artist, http://www.29pieces.org

If you really want to be enlightened about Rome, its history and it’s wonderful monuments this is the book to have. It takes you to beautiful and important sites and presents them in such a way that they come to life. A few days in Rome with this book and you will not want to leave.
Peter Rockwell

Artist / Sculptor, http://www.geoffreyrockwell.com/PRportfolio

“This is a lushly written, beautifully illustrated guide that is geared to enrich your soul as well as your vaction. Go. Read. Enjoy.”
Rena Pederson

Author of "The Burma Spring" & Pulizer Prize Finalist,

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