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A Walking Tour of the Amalfi Coast

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Essential Reading Package-EXITL582

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Eyewitness Guide Naples & Amalfi Coast

ITL107
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
252
1465460004
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Covering Naples, Pompeii, Herculaneum, and the Amalfi coast, this superb guide focuses on culture, history and art.
$25.00

La Bella Figura, A Field Guide to the Italian Mind

ITL718
Beppe Severgnini
Broadway Books
2007
288
0767914406
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Italians themselves love this guide to the Italian character, which addresses their never-ending passion for beauty, disorder and high emotion. The book opens with a snapshot of Malpensa Airport, then moves on to Tuscany, Rome, Naples and Sardinia.
$15.00

Italy, Monuments Past and Present

ITL455
R.A. Staccioli
Getty Trust Publications
2003
78
8881621339
FLEXI-BOUND
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
This informative volume shows Italy's most important monuments as they look today and, via overlaid illustrations, as they were once upon a time. The book surveys the history and archeological highlights of Pompeii, Rome and Sicily.
$25.00

Sorrento Peninsula & Amalfi Coast Map

ITL432
Litographia Artistica Cartographica
2010
2
8879140884
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed road map of the Sorrento Peninsula and Amalfi Coast, including Pompeii, Nocera and Salerno, with an inset map of Capri at a scale of 1:35,000, showing hiking trails, tracks, historic buildings and attractions. With travel information on the reverse.
$12.95

Naples Campania Map

ITL500
Instituto Geografico De Agostini
Aa Balkema
2010
2
8841579862
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of both Capri and Ischia at a scale of 1:28,000.
$12.95

Naples Map

ITL280
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2013
2
8836506429
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
One in a series by Touring Club Italiano.
$13.95

My Love for Naples

ITL869
Anna Teresa Callen
Hippocrene Books
2007
320
0781812054
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A celebration of Neapolitan traditions and cooking, featuring 16 color plates and 250 recipes covering both the obscure and familiar, including buffalo mozzeralla, pizza and minestrone.
$35.00

Passion on the Vine, A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Family in the Heart of Italy

ITL953
Sergio Esposito
Broadway Books
2009
304
0767926080
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
The owner of Italian Wine Merchants in NYC, Esposito writes warmly of his many sojourns in his native land as a child, wine merchant and connoisseur in this celebratory memoir centered in Naples.
$15.00

Between Salt Water and Holy Water, A History of Southern Italy

ITL597
Tommaso Astarita
Lightning Source
2005
352
0393328678
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Astarita captures the fanfare, rivalry and changing fortunes of Sicily from antiquity through Norman, Spanish and Bourbon rule to unification and the 20th century.
$22.95

Pompeii, Public and Private Life

ITL114
Paul Zanker, Deborah Schneider (Translator)
Harvard University Press
1999
250
0674689674
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to the architecture, people and culture of Pompeii, focusing on both grand public spaces and private villas. With 21 color illustrations and 55 halftones, including site plans, models, mosaics and sculpture.
$38.00

Vesuvius A.D. 79

ITL568
Giovanni Patricelli, Ernesto De Carolis
Getty Trust Publications
2003
124
0892367199
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
An illustrated account of the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius drawing on science, report, literature and folklore.
$29.95

Herculaneum: Italy's Buried Treasure

ITL41
Joseph Jay Deiss
J. Paul Getty Museum
1989
222
0892361646
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An artful and wonderfully written description of the daily life of the Romans at the time of the destruction of Herculaneum.
$19.95

Falling Palace, A Romance of Naples

ITL763
Dan Hofstadter
Vintage Books
2006
272
0375714286
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A lyrical account of an American man in Naples who falls under the spell of the city and of an enchanting Neapolitan woman.
$13.95

Italian Days

ITL02
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
Atlantic Monthly Press
1998
479
0871137275
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Grizzuti Harrison writes with warmth and depth of her journey from Milan south to Calabria in this sprightly account of Italy and the Italians.
$20.00

Naples '44, A World War II Diary of Occupied Italy

ITL603
Norman Lewis
Carroll & Graff
2005
187
0786714387
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A classic book by one of the 20th century's great travel writers. Naples '44 is funny, moving and ultimately a meditation on war and the indomitable character of the Italian people.
$14.95

The Ancient Shore

ITL967
Shirley Hazzard
University of Chicago Press
2009
144
0226322025
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Hazzard's lyrical collection of essays on the history, beauty, complexities and contradictions of Naples. Includes a celebrated New Yorker essay by husband Francis Steegmuller.
$13.00

Cosi Fan Tutti

ITL623
Michael Dibdin
Vintage Books
1998
247
0679779116
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Romantic entanglements complicate the investigation of a murder in Naples in this installment of the enjoyable series.
$14.95

Pompeii, A Novel

ITL560
Robert Harris
Random House
2004
368
0345475674
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this fast-paced historical novel set in Pompeii, a young engineer sets out to repair the Roman aqueducts and discovers the imminent eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Full of suspense and historical detail.
$16.00

Sailing to Capri

ITL965
Elizabeth Adler
Griffin Publishing
2007
400
0312339666
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Bestselling author Adler weaves a suspenseful tale of a cruise, where nothing is what it seems, no one is telling the truth, and murder happens. A good beach (or cruise ship) read, ideal for fans of romance novels.
$25.99

The Seven Sisters

ITL572
Margaret Drabble
Harvest Books
2003
320
0156028751
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Sparks fly in this lovely novel, when Candida not only leaves her husband and moves into gritty London but also organizes a trip to Naples with her aging girlfriends to see the city that Virgil describes in the Aeneid. Takes the form of a diary with half in London and half in Naples.
$18.95

The Volcano Lover, A Romance

ITL143
Susan Sontag
Picador USA
2004
419
0312420072
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A steamy and evocative historical novel by social critic Sontag, set in 18th-century Naples. The sweeping story focuses on the British Ambassador to the King in Naples, his passionate and notorious love, and her infatuation with Lord Nelson.
$21.00

For Kids

Kids Italian Picture Dictionary

ITL449
Inc. Berlitz International
Berlitz
2004
128
0781807719
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
1,000 words central to a child's everyday life -- animals, flowers, people, colors, numbers and activities -- teach even the youngest readers Italian. Each word is illustrated and accompanied by a phonetic transcription and phrase.
$12.95

Are We There Yet?

ITL611
David Levithan
2007
224
0375839569
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Levithan makes the most of an excellent setup in this novel which places two brothers, 16 and 23, in Italy on vacation with their parents. Told in alternating chapters, the novel shows the changing relationship between the two very different youths.
$8.99

Learn Italian Together

ITL761
Living Language
Living Language
2006
1400023017
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
These multimedia boxed sets feature CDs, games, stickers and adorable illustrations to help kids and parents pick up a new language together.
$22.95

Pompeii, Lost & Found

ITL803
Mary Pope Osborne
2006
40
0375828893
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Osborne offers young readers an enticing introduction to this fascinating city, long ago buried in the ash of Vesuvius. The main focus is on life in Pompeii before the volcano erupted, including the art, markets, architecture and entertainment.
$16.95

Into The Volcano

GEO39
Donna O'Meara
Hachette
2007
56
1553376935
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
O'Meara's lively, illustrated eyewitness accounts of adventures in volcanology include Arenal in Costa Rica, Kilauea in Hawaii and Stromboli off the coast of Italy. Geared for grades 5 to 8, this is a great introduction to volcanoes for the whole family.
$9.95

Bodies from the Ash, Ancient Pompeii

ITL861
James M. Deem
Houghton Mifflin Company
2005
50
0618473084
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Deem recreates the life and destruction of Pompeii on that terrible day in A.D. 79. Geared for ages 9-11, the book tells the story with evocative photographs of the city and its buried inhabitants and interviews with modern-day archaeologists.
$17.99