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Making Order of Chaos,
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This review is from: Rome: Caput Mundi, Ancient Rome and Its Relevance To Our Modern World (DVD)
Travelling to Rome for the first time, I had this sense of dread and excitement. There is so much to see and do, and a limited time to do all of this. Caput Mundi gives this wary traveller a sense of direction, flow and priority that would otherwise be difficult to derive from anything short of a personal tour guide. Peter Melaragno (can you imagine how many PE teachers killed his name in junior high in Rhode Isalnd?) walks us through strata of historical and cultural chaos of a city built upon many others. This comes with two DVD's - the travelogue, and the detailed walking tour, complete with maps, cursors and real time reference of sights, sounds and tastes. There are enough recommendations to book lodging in the heart of it all. I will travel with his pocket guide - a printed text of his walking tour - (included with the two DVDs) in one hand, and a folding laminated map of old Rome in the other. Carpe Diem...