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100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go (Travelers' Tales Guides)
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With passion, humor, and helpful tips, 100 Places In Italy Every Woman Should Go inspires women to discover places that will appeal to their spirits, senses, and quests for adventure. Author Susan Van Allen, a former staffer for the sit com Everybody Loves Raymond, has explored Italy up and down the boot for over thirty years and has written about her experiences for such places as National Public Radio, Town and CountryTravelers Tales anthologies. In this book, she shares intriguing details and secrets of her favorite places—whether its exploring the palace where Audrey Hepburn lived in Roman Holiday, making a carnival mask in Venice, or admiring Botticellis Birth of Venus in Florence. The book also includes recommendations for relaxing spas, splendid gardens, and places to shop for treasured handicrafts. Van Allen offers nuts and bolts information and her suggestions fit a range of budgets to make a womans Italian vacation dreams come true.
Imagine creating your Italian dream vacation with a fun-loving savvy traveler girlfriend whispering in your ear. Go along with writer Susan Van Allen on a femme-friendly ride up and down the boot, to explore this extraordinarily enchanting country where Venus (Vixen Goddess of Love and Beauty) and The Madonna (Nurturing Mother of Compassion) reign side-by-side. With humor, passion, and practical details, this uniquely anecdotal guidebook will enrich your Italian days.
Enjoy masterpieces of art that glorify womanly curves, join a cooking class taught by revered grandmas, shop for ceramics, ski in the Dolomites, or paint a Tuscan landscape. Make your vacation a string of Golden Days, by pairing your experience with the very best restaurant nearby, so sensual pleasures harmonize and you simply bask in the glow of bellItalia.
Whatever your mood or budget, whether its your first or your twenty-first visit, with 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, Italy opens her heart to you.
It’s an undeniable fact that traveling to Italy is a dream for many women. While many travel guides offer dry lists of facts and can only guide travelers toward cookie-cutter tours, this female-centered guide allows women to create a personalized, fulfilling journey. Written in lively anecdotes and organized by vacation type, this book offers a range of possibilities for any budget, interest, and level of travel experience. A godsend for women looking to finally fulfill their Italian fantasies, vacation types include Hepburn’s Roman Holiday and Venetian Carnevale, as well as additional information on great shopping, the best beaches, and culinary-themed jaunts. With passion, humor, and helpful details, 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go inspires travelers to discover masterpieces, sensual delights, and adventures in bell’Italia.
About the Author
Susan Van Allen has written about Italian travel for over twenty-five media outlets, including National Public Radio, Town and Country, Student Traveler, Chicago Daily Herald, San Diego Tribune, CNN.com, and Travelers Tales anthologies, and has a following for her monthly Letters from Italy column on the Divine Caroline web-site. A native of the New Jersey shore, when Van Allens not in Italy she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and writes for television. She was on staff of the Emmy award winning sit com Everybody Loves Raymond.
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