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Buy Lonely Planet Italy


Lonely Planet: Italy  Damien Simonis   

Features of this guide to Italy include: La Scala in Milan for opera buffs; the lagoon islands of Burano and Torcello; skiing and walking in Alpi Carniche; a look at Tuscan wines; a vist to the past at Pompei; and gondola rides in Venice. There are also sections covering food, art and architecture.




The Rough Guide to Italy (Rough Guides)  

Ros Belford, Martin Dunford, Celia Woolfrey

A reader from Chester, England.    This is good value for money. All the information I needed about travelling, accommodation and nightlife in Milan, Florence and Rome. Some of the maps are a bit spartan and can be difficult to relate to the touristy places you might want to visit as described throughout the guide. Excellent for Florence and Rome, generally good for Milan. The accommodation section for Florence was particularly good.

Buy The Mafia Cookbook  Joseph Iannuzzi

A former mafioso and ace chef shares a collection of authentic recipes enjoyed by the Mob, including Zabaglione and Shrimp Scampi, Gambino style, accompanied by spicy Mafia anecdotes  


buy Italian Neighbours   Tim Parks

Tim Parks celebrates ten years of living in Italy with this account of the delights and foibles of Italian life. With an Italian wife and family, he is able to introduce the reader to a gallery of characters. Tim Parks won the Somerset Maugham Award for "Tongues of Flame".

cover Gastronomy of Italy   Anna Del Conte

More than 1200 entries are arranged alphabetically by Italian names for quick access in this history, cookbook and, above all, essential reference work highlighting information on regions, kitchen utensils, ingredients and influential cookery writers.


Buy The Food of Italy  Claudia Roden

Claudia Roden travelled up and down Italy for a year, through every region, taking in city and countryside, to discover the local specialities on their home ground. She visited the kitchens of both professional and private cooks, watching them at work and listening to their stories. From simple and rustic to grand bravura, the recipes she collected and tested represent traditional regional dishes as they are cooked today in Italy, and as they can now be cooked in our own kitchens, with ease and...


cover Buying a Home in Italy  David Hampshire, Jim Watson

The purpose of this book is to help potential buyers to choose the best locations, and focuses on vital subjects such as getting to know the market, real-estate agents, renovation and restoration, security, legal framework, etc.

buy An Italian Education    Tim Parks

How does an Italian become Italian? Or an Englishman English, for that matter? Are foreigners born, or made? In this irresistible sequel to his bestselling Italian Neighbours, Tim Parks focuses on his own young children in the small village near Verona where he lives, building a fascinating picture of the contemporary Italian family at school, at home, at work and at play. The result is a delight: at once a family book and a travel book, not quite enamoured with either children or Italy, but always affectionate, always amused and always amusing..


buy Restoring a Home in Italy  Elizabeth Minchilli, Simon McBride

This breathtakingly photographed volume offers an inside, and outside, look at twenty-two lovingly restored homes, labours of love by people whose passion for Italy just couldn't be ignored. Owners and designers share anecdotes about their experiences with local artisans, vendors, and bureaucracy, while offering real-world advice on the tactics of restoring a house in a foreign country. Whether the plan is to embark on a complete redesign, begin a restoration, or just move in and let the house evolve on its own, home owners and dreamers alike will value the information and thrill to the dream of Restoring a Home in Italy. This is a book at once lush and beautiful, and invaluably practical

buy The Civilization of the Renaissance in...  

This 19th-century survey of the Renaissance propounds the view that it was at this time that man became aware of himself as a spiritual individual. This concept of the Renaissance has been much discussed, as has Burckhardt's cultural pessimism..


cover Living & Working in Italy Nick Daws

Excellent publication listing everything you'd ever need to know about living in and Working in Italy.