Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr is an honest recollection of the author’s life in Rome for 4 seasons of the year! If you’re looking for a book based in Rome, Four Seasons in Rome shows the 4 different seasons from the Caput Mundi, this is the perfect memoir to pick.
A Season from the Caput Mundi
Four Seasons in Rome beautifully recounts the author’s observations and whimsical points about the Eternal City! It’s actually quite fun to read them especially if you have visited Rome. If you haven’t visited Rome, you may not understand some parts that Doerr points out but that should not be a reason not to read!!
There are places where he has sugar coated words to describe the gorgeous city but I think all of us Italophiles do that (GUILTY!!), because that’s what Rome brings out!
Rome, Caput Mundi/Capital of the World, is brought out in the best way by Doerr’s prose. He weaves words in a poetic way whether it is having a bowl of pasta, visiting a hill top town of Umbria or merely looking at the newly elected Pope.