Synopses & Reviews
From the sensuous sound of water lapping against the walls of Venice's ancient palazzi to the intoxicating fragrance of citrus blossoms in Sicily, Italy is a country made for lovers. In 10 distinct chapters, Monica Larner-who has divided her life between Italy and America since childhood-guides the reader through Italy's most inspiring destinations, including romantic locales, exclusive hotels, and tantalizing restaurants. Each region has its own unique amorous legends, love rituals, and aphrodisiac recipes that inspire and seduce. Beautifully illustrated with dozens of luscious color photographs that evoke the magic and fantasy of a romantic trip far away, the book includes complete information on getting married abroad, and will prove an invaluable and enjoyable resource to any true romantic.
Offers a traveler's guide to the most romantic locales throughout Italy, ranging from a gondola ride in Venice to Rome, the birthplace of St. Valentine, and provides hotel and restaurant suggestions, full-color photography, and a look at regional legends, love rituals, lore, and recipes. Original.
About the Author
Monica Larner is an American who considers Italy her second home. A staff journalist with both Italy Daily and Business Week, she is the author of Living, Studying, and Working in Italy, and has contributed to several travel guides, including Time Out: Florence and Tuscany, Time Out: Milan, and Buying a House In Italy.