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Travel Writing
Italy


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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Thousand Days in Venice: An Unexpected Romance
A Thousand Days in Venice: An Unexpected Romance
by Marlena De Blasi
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Fernando first sees Marlena across the Piazza San Marco and falls in love from afar. When he sees her again in a Venice café a year later, he knows it is fate. He knows little English; she, a divorced American chef traveling through Italy, speaks only... (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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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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The World from Italy: Football, Food, and Politics
The World from Italy: Football, Food, and Politics
by George Negus
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In early 1999 Australian television personality George Negus signed off from Australia to spend a 'working sabbatical'in Italy with his partner and two sons. Residing in a poky apartment in San Giovanni Valdarno, a Tuscan town south of Florence, Negus... (read more)

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A Garden in Lucca: Finding Paradise in Tuscany
A Garden in Lucca: Finding Paradise in Tuscany
by Paul Gervais
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Now available in paperback, this delightful memoir, written by critically acclaimed novelist Paul Gervais, recounts the challenges, elations, setbacks, and revelations that accompanied the process of making an acclaimed garden out of the sprawling... (read more)

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Italy from a Backpack (Europe from a Backpack)
Italy from a Backpack (Europe from a Backpack)
by Mark Pearson
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Real Stories from Young Travelers If you've ever wanted to backpack in Europe... If you want to relive your adventures... If you love good travel writing... Better than guidebooks, these first-person accounts paint vivid pictures of a traveler's... (read more)

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The City of Falling Angels
The City of Falling Angels
by John Berendt
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Taking the fire that destroyed the Fenice theatre in 1996 as his starting point, John Berendt creates a unique and unforgettable portrait of Venice and its extraordinary inhabitants. Beneath the exquisite facade of the world's most beautiful historic... (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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Under the Tuscan Sun
Under the Tuscan Sun
by Frances Mayes
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Now in paperback, the #1 San Francisco Chronicle bestseller that is an enchanting and lyrical look at the life, the traditions, and the cuisine of Tuscany, in the spirit of Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence. Frances Mayes entered a wondrous new world when... (read more)

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Pasquale's Nose: Idle Days in an Italian Town
Pasquale's Nose: Idle Days in an Italian Town
by Michael Rips
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Hailed for its quirkiness and charm, this book tells the story of a New York City lawyer who runs away to a small Etruscan village with his wife and baby and discovers a community of eccentrics who make them feel right at home.... (read more)

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