Rome in summer is overrun with tourists, especially the usual spots. But there’s another way to see the Eternal City and its tragic side. Plus you’ll burn off that pasta.
Matthew Kneale is the author of Rome: A History in Seven Sackings. He was born in London in 1960, the son and grandson of writers. He studied modern history at Magdalen College, Oxford. He has written five novels, including English Passengers, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award, and two nonfiction books. For the last fifteen years, he has lived in Rome with his wife and two children.