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Tuscany and Umbria: The Collected Traveler (Vintage Departures)

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Publisher Comments:

This unique guide to one of today’s hottest tourist destinations combines fascinating articles by a wide variety of writers, woven throughout with the editor’s own indispensable advice and opinions—providing in one package an unparalleled experience of an extraordinary place.

 

This edition on Tuscany and Umbria features:

 

●   Articles, interviews, recipes, and quotes from writers, visitors, residents, and experts on the region, including Frances Mayes, Mario Batali, Erica Jong, Barbara Ohrbach, Faith Willinger, and David Leavitt.

 

●   In-depth pieces about Florence and the hill towns of Tuscany and Umbria that illuminate the simple pleasures of local cuisine, the dazzling art treasures of the Uffizi, the civilized wilderness of Tuscan back roads, the many varieties of olive oil, the endearing quirks of the Italian character, and much more.

 

●  Enticing recommendations for further reading, including novels, histories, memoirs, coookbooks, and guidebooks.

 

●  An A–Z Miscellany of concise and entertaining information on everything from biscotti to Super-Tuscan wine, from the history of the Medicis to traveling with children.

 

● Spotlights on unusual shops, restaurants, hotels, and experiences not to be missed.

 

● More than a hundred black-and-white photographs and illustrations.

About the Author

Barrie Kerper is the editor of numerous other books in the Collected Traveler series. For more, see www.thecollectedtraveler.com. 

 

Table of Contents

Introduction

 

ITALY

My Italy, by Erica Jong

Welcome to my Rented Nightmare, by Mary-Lou Weisman

Buon Viaggio: A Bouquet of Reminders, by Kate Simon

Recommended Reading

 

TUSCANY

The Trouble with Tuscany, by Fred Plotkin

Market Day in a Tuscan Town, by Frances Mayes

Italy’s Best-Kept Secret, by David Leavitt

Only in Tuscany, by Dan Hofstadter

Coming Home to Chianti, by Gini Alhadeff

Lucca: A Tuscan Treasure, by Lorraine Alexander

Siena in Three Acts, by William Zinsser

Recommended Reading

Interview: Barbara Milo Ohrbach

Interview: Frances Mayes

Interview: Charlie Conrad

 

UMBRIA

Perugia, by Nadia Stancioff

Spoleto: A Town for all Seasons, by Nadia Stancioff

The Hills of the Sublime, by G. Y. Dryansky

Recommended Reading

Interview: Joan and Roger Arndt

 

FLORENCE

The First Time I Saw Florence, by Sallie Tisdale

The Other Side of the Arno, by Jo Durden-Smith

Florence, Then and Now, by Adam Begley

Learning to Live with Arrivederci, by Susan Jacoby

Recommended Reading

Interview: Lisa McGarry

 

LA CUCINA ITALIANA

Beaneaters & Bread Soup, by Lori DeMori

Italy’s Original Garlic Bread, by S. Irene Virbila

Tuscan Olive Oils, by Faith Heller Willinger

Italy’s Vin Santo: A Sip of Hospitality, by S. Irene Virbila

Nach Waxman and Matt Sartwell’s Favorite Food Books: An Interview

Interview: Sergio Esposito

 

A TAVOLA!

Florentine Trattorias, by Faith Willinger

Florence: A Restaurant Renaissance, by Faith Willinger

Valle del Serchio and Garfagnana, by Beth Elon

Recommended Reading

Interview: Faith Willinger

 

PIAZZE, GIARDINI E MONUMENTI

Back Roads of Tuscany, by William Sertl

Botticelli’s Primavera, by Roy McMullen

The Cloisters of Florence, by Louis Inturrisi

The Last Supper, Seen Six Ways, by Louis Inturrisi

Recommended Reading

 

A TUSCAN AND UMBRIAN MISCELLANY

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307474902
Author:
Kerper, Barrie
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Editor:
Kerper, Barrie
Author:
Kerper, Barrie
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Travel, Italy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
7.9 x 5.1 x 1.2 in 1.3 lb

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