Cities in Text: Rome provides access to selected travel guides allowing one to trace the city’s urban and architectural development. These guides, housed in the Library of the American Academy in Rome, include Bernardo Gamucci’s Dell’Antichita della Citta di Roma, published in 1565, Gio. Domenico Franzini’s Descrittione di Roma Antica e Moderna, published in 1643 and Giuseppe Vasi’s Itinerario Istrutivo Diviso in Otto Giornate, published in 1777. These specific texts were chosen for the quality of their scholarship, observations, illustrations, maps and itineraries. Each text has been digitized, translated, illustrated, and geo-located. From the website one can program the related mobile application to take historic documentation into the field. These curated walking tours allow scholars and students alike to access library resources while exploring the city.