Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher* This is not a guidebook. And it is definitely 'not-for-parents'. It is the real, inside story about one of the world's most famous cities - Rome. * If you were a cat why would you want to live in Rome? * Would you want to go to the bathroom with dozens of other people? * Can you imagine eating a flamingo's tongue for lunch? * Why do they fire a cannon every day in Rome? This book shows you a Rome your parents probably don't even know about. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Klay Lamprell About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, children's books, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel.