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Travel Writing
Italy


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Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World
Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World
by Anthony Doerr
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From the author of the acclaimed #1 andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; bestseller andlt;Iandgt;All the Light We Cannot Seeandlt;/Iandgt;, a "dazzling" (Azar Nafisi, author of andlt;Iandgt;Reading Lolita in Tehranandlt;/Iandgt;) memoir about art... (read more)

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My Venice and Other Essays
My Venice and Other Essays
by Donna Leon
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Donna Leon has won a huge number of passionate fans and a tremendous amount of critical acclaim for her international bestselling mystery series featuring Venetian Commissario Guido Brunetti. These accolades have built up not just for her intricate plots... (read more)

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The Italians
The Italians
by John Hooper
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A masterly portrait of contemporary Spain?fully revised, expanded, and updated Modern-day Spain is a country changing at bewildering speed. In less than half a century, a predominantly rural society has been transformed into a mainly urban one. A... (read more)

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Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo
Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo
by Tim Parks
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Tim Parks's books on Italy have been hailed as "so vivid, so packed with delectable details, [they] serve as a more than decent substitute for the real thing" (). Now, in his first Italian travelogue in a decade, he delivers a charming and funny portrait... (read more)

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The City of Falling Angels
The City of Falling Angels
by John Berendt
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Once again John Berendt proves he is a powerful magnet for eccentrics. With clever proficiency, Berendt depicts for readers a host of quirky characters, providing an exclusive glimpse into the Venice you won't see as a tourist. Gossipy yet wholly... (read more)

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Gelato Sisterhood on the Amalfi Shore
Gelato Sisterhood on the Amalfi Shore
by Chantal Kelly
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When ten women set foot in the Campania region of Southern Italy, they become instantly mesmerized by the region. Is it the tranquil aqua blue waters of the Mediterranean . . . the spectacular vistas that offer views of a horizon that stretches on... (read more)

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Rome and a Villa (P.S.)
Rome and a Villa (P.S.)
by Eleanor Clark
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Republished in a beautiful new package, the eternal classic that captures the Eternal City in all its vibrant enchantment Bringing to life the legendary city's beauty and magic in all its many facets, Eleanor Clark's masterful collection of vignettes... (read more)

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A Thousand Days in Venice
A Thousand Days in Venice
by Marlena De Blasi
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When Marlena de Blasi traveled to Italy, she expected to fall in love with the country, not to be swept away by a Venetian man. Filled with the foods and flavors of Italy, "A Thousand Days in Venice" is an enchanting story.... (read more)

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City of the Soul: A Walk in Rome (Crown Journeys)
City of the Soul: A Walk in Rome (Crown Journeys)
by William Murray
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“One lifetime is not enough for Rome,” the famous saying goes, and anyone whos ever been there knows these words to be true. In City of the Soul, William Murray begins to show us why. Growing up in Rome and spending much of his life in the... (read more)

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The Lady in the Palazzo: An Umbrian Love Story
The Lady in the Palazzo: An Umbrian Love Story
by Marlena De Blasi
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Orvieto, an ancient Italian city rising above the cliffs of Umbria, is among the most dramatic in Europe. It is here that Marlena de Blasi, author of the national bestseller A Thousand Days in Venice, sets out to make a home—in the former ballroom... (read more)

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Naples Declared: A Walk Around the Bay
Naples Declared: A Walk Around the Bay
by Benjamin Taylor
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A lively, elegantly concise historic tour of Italy’s city by the bay An invaluable addition to the art of literary travel writing, Naples Declared presents an informative and compulsively readable account of three thousand years of Naples... (read more)

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Barolo (At Table)
Barolo (At Table)
by Matthew Gavin Frank
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After eight months in his childhood home helping his mother through her bout with cancer, Matthew Frank and his wife were themselves desperate for comfort. They found sanctuary in the most unlikely place—amid a collection of outcasts and... (read more)

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Falling Palace: A Romance of Naples
Falling Palace: A Romance of Naples
by Dan Hofstadter
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A portrait of the sun-drenched volcanic city from an American who has lost his heart to the place and to a beguiling and mysterious Neapolitan woman. Weaving the tale of an elusive romance with a vivid and haunting evocation of a legendary metropolis... (read more)

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A Thousand Days in Tuscany: A Bittersweet Adventure
A Thousand Days in Tuscany: A Bittersweet Adventure
by Marlena De Blasi
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Story of San Michele
Story of San Michele
by Axel Munthe
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The extraordinary and enduring memoir of Axel Munthe, a travel bestseller since first pub. in 1929, captures the spirit and feel of an era.... (read more)

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Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
by Frances Mayes
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A CLASSIC FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF UNDER MAGNOLIA Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan... (read more)

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Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
by Frances Mayes
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Buying a villa in the spectacular Italian countryside is a wonderful fantasy -- even if 17 rooms and a garden in need of immediate loving care are included in the asking price. Frances Mayes -- gourmet cook, widely published travel writer, and poet... (read more)

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La Bella Figura: A Field Guide to the Italian Mind
La Bella Figura: A Field Guide to the Italian Mind
by Beppe Severgnini
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Join the bestselling author of Ciao, America! on a lively tour of modern Italy that takes you behind the seductive face it puts on for visitors—la bella figura—and highlights its maddening, paradoxical true self   You wont need... (read more)

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Rome and a Villa
Rome and a Villa
by Eleanor Clark
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IN 1947 A YOUNG AMERICAN woman named Eleanor Clark went to Rome on a Guggenheim fellowship to write a novel. But Rome had its way with her, the novel was abandoned, and what followed was not a novel but a series of sketches of Roman life written mostly... (read more)

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Living in a Foreign Language: A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Love in Italy
Living in a Foreign Language: A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Love in Italy
by Michael Tucker
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From actor Tucker comes this celebration of a good marriage and a careful study of the nature of home, written with an epicurean's delight in detail and a gourmand's appreciation for all things fine.... (read more)

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