Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Antique Prints and Books in Rome

Rome is a rich source for antiques. While shipping home antique Italian furniture may be unrealistic, you can easily bring home antique prints and books to decorate your home. Piazza Fontanella Borghese (just west of the Via del Corso) houses a market full of antique prints and rare books stalls. You can spend hours browsing through thousands of prints, and you won't break the bank when you finally make your choice. The 19th century print above, from Alessandro Ricci's stall, depicts one of the many fountains in Rome, but you will find examples of botanical prints, landscapes, and architecture from all over Europe.

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