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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.

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Eyewitness Guide Italian Riviera

Eyewitness Guide Italian Riviera

by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

A handsome, beautifully illustrated and informative compact guide to Liguria. It covers places, recommended excursions, hotels and attractions from the border with France east to La Spezia. (ITL566, $20.00)

La Bella Figura, A Field Guide to the Italian Mind

La Bella Figura, A Field Guide to the Italian Mind

by Beppe Severgnini

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES
  • BEST SELLER

Italians themselves love this guide to the Italian character, which addresses their never-ending passion for beauty, disorder and high emotion. Severgnini opens the book with a snapshot of the hubbub at Malpensa Airport, then moves on to Tuscany, Rome, Naples and Sardinia. (ITL718, $15.00)

Liguria Regional Map

Liguria Regional Map

by Touring Club Italiano

  • MAP

A map of the region, including Cinque Terra, at a scale of 1:200,000. (ITL118, $13.95)

Tuscany Map

Tuscany Map

by Touring Club Italiano

  • 2011
  • MAP

This regional map is even better, now printed on water- and tear-proof paper. 1:200,000. (ITL102, $13.95)

 
Cinque Terre Map

Cinque Terre Map


by Litographia Artistica Cartographica

  • MAP
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
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A detailed shaded relief walking and road map of the Cinque Terre at a scale of 1:40,000. (ITL159, $12.95)

Emilia-Romagna Map

Emilia-Romagna Map


by Touring Club Italiano

  • MAP

The most detailed map of the region available, imported from Italy. (ITL421, $13.95)

Rick Steves' Italian Phrase Book & Dictionary

Rick Steves' Italian Phrase Book & Dictionary


by Rick Steves

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 446 PAGES

This compact phrase book, organized thematically and with a brief dictionary, also includes Steves' insight into how to break the ice and make friends around the world. (ITL424, $12.99)

A Ligurian Kitchen, Recipes and Tales from the Italian Riviera

A Ligurian Kitchen, Recipes and Tales from the Italian Riviera


by Laura Giannatempo

  • FOOD
  • 2006
  • HARD COVER
  • 234 PAGES

A charming, personal cookbook with an abundance of authentic Ligurian recipes that can easily be replicated in an American kitchen. (ITL862, $29.95)

Biba's Italy

Biba's Italy


by Biba Caggiano

  • FOOD
  • 2006
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

Caggiano focuses on regional, seasonal food in this omnibus cookbook (featuring 100 recipes), menu planner and travel guide to Rome, Florence, Bologna, Milan and Venice. Nicely produced, this handsome sepia-toned book includes recommended restaurants, cafes and markets in each city. (ITL777, $29.95)

The Most Beautiful Villages of Tuscany

The Most Beautiful Villages of Tuscany


by James Bentley | Hugh Palmer

  • HISTORY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 216 PAGES

This handsome oversize picture book is a portrait of the Tuscan landscape and people. It contains maps, a travel guide and many color photographs. (ITL261, $26.95)

Tuscan Country, A Photographer's Journey

Tuscan Country, A Photographer's Journey


by Wes Walker

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 160 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

Walker captures the allure of the hill towns, including Siena, Lucca, Pisa and smaller cities and villages in 100 luminous color photographs. (ITL848, $29.95)

Extra Virgin, A Young Woman Discovers the Italian Riviera

Extra Virgin, A Young Woman Discovers the Italian Riviera


by Annie Hawes

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

A memoir of travels and life in Liguria, where the Hawe sisters ventured and stayed. In this refreshingly candid account, the English sisters end up buying a house and learning the local customs and eccentricities of their neighbors in Diano San Pietro. (ITL539, $14.99)

Too Much Tuscan Sun, Confessions of a Chianti Tour Guide

Too Much Tuscan Sun, Confessions of a Chianti Tour Guide


by Roberto Rodi | Dario Castagno

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

With affection and humor, Castagno recalls his experience as a tour guide in Tuscany, and the remarkable travelers he meets along the way. His ease with and taste for Chianti combine to evoke intoxicating images of the much-loved Tuscan region. (ITL547, $16.95)

Under the Tuscan Sun

Under the Tuscan Sun


by Frances Mayes

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

In this best-selling memoir of buying, renovating and living in an abandoned villa in Tuscany, Mayes reveals the sensual pleasures found in rural Italy. (ITL85, $15.00)

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name


by Andre Aciman

  • LITERATURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 248 PAGES

Aciman captures the lazy, languorous days and nights on the Mediterranean in this gay coming-of-age story set on the Italian Riviera. (ITL828, $15.00)

Portofino, A Novel

Portofino, A Novel


by Frank Schaeffer

  • LITERATURE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

Set in the 1960s, this coming-of-age tale follows a young boy's encounters with the sights and people of the seaside town of Portofino, while he avoids his missionary parents' constant bickering and their attempts to convert the locals. (ITL164, $15.00)

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