People taking Rome tours in late May and early June this year will be in the city as it hosts Letterature, its international literature festival.
This event is traditionally held from mid-May to mid-June in the Basilica di Massenzio in the Italian capital.
While entrance is free, visitors still have to present a token to get in which, according to events website whatsonwhen.com, can be picked up at the box office at Via dei Fori Imperiali.
The festival sees successful authors from all over the world visit Rome to present and discuss their work, including pieces that have been produced specifically for the event.
In past years, the cultural celebration has included participation by the likes of Nick Hornby, Jeffery Deaver, VS Naipaul, Gore Vidal and Salman Rushdie.
Visitors will take part in various talks and readings, many of which will be accompanied by live music.
Rome boasts many other attractions and institutions that will interest people who want to take in some culture and history, including the Capitoline and Villa Borghese museums.