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A Week in Rome, Umbria & Tuscany

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-EXITL835

Item EXITL835. Buy these 4 items as a set for $66 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Smiles of Rome, A Literary Companion for Readers and Travelers

ITL573
Susan Cahill
Ballantine Books
2005
332
034543420X
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully inspired anthology featuring excerpts from 29 writers and artists interspersed with practical suggestions for travelers.
$16.00

Songbirds, Truffles and Wolves, An American Naturalist in Italy

ITL99
Gary Paul Nabhan
Viking
1994
256
0140239723
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The author, a poet and naturalist, heads along the Franciscan Way from Florence to Assisi. This most unusual travelogue combines natural history, spirituality and a lively appreciation of local food and food traditions. A print-on-demand paperback.
$16.00

Rough Guide Tuscany and Umbria

ITL292
Jonathan Buckley (Editor), Tim Jepson (Editor)
Rough Guides
2015
384
140937176X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive travel guide includes region-by-region descriptions and a good overview of history and culture. With chapters on Florence and surroundings -- Lucca, Pisa, Maremma, Siena, Arezzo, Peruguia, Assisi, Spoleto and Orvieto.
$24.99

Central Italy Map

ITL103
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2013
1
8836507913
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A regional map of Central Italy, including Tuscany, Umbria and Rome, at a scale of 1:400,000.
$12.95

Rome Map

ITL60
Berndtson & Berndtson
Borch Maps
2016
2
3866093020
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy map at a scale of 1:11,000, with a more detailed overview of the city center.
$9.95

Tuscany Map

ITL102
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2016
1
8840207589
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This regional map is even better, now printed on water- and tear-resistant paper. 1:200,000.
$15.95

Umbria & Le Marche Regional Map

ITL119
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2014
1
8836511325
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, detailed map of Umbria and surrounding areas, at a scale of 1:200,000. The most detailed map of the area available, imported from Italy.
$13.95

Fodor's Rome's 25 Best

ITL112
Fodors
Fodor's
2016
176
0147546257
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This shirt-pocket guide includes a map of the city and essential information on its highlights.
$13.99

Lonely Planet Italian Phrasebook

ITL531
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
272
1743214413
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy, palm-sized guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

A Culinary Traveller in Tuscany

ITL729
Beth Elon
Little Bookroom
2009
320
1892145685
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A Tuscany resident for 30 years, Elon presents 100 recipes from a hand-picked selection of favorite restaurants in this charming cookbook and travel guide. With 10 itineraries highlighting largely undiscovered regions of Tuscany, restaurants, trattorie, s
$17.95

Inside the Vatican

ITL55
Bart McDowell, Jim Stanfield (Photographer)
National Geographic
2008
256
1426204507
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
1
This selection of stunning, behind-the-scenes color photographs of the Vatican includes text describing the city-state's history and some background on the modern popes.
$19.95

Italy, A Short History

ITL56
Harry Hearder
Cambridge University Press
2001
294
0521000726
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Elegantly written, generous and informative, this compact book takes in the sweep of Italian history from the Roman Republic through the Renaissance, World War II and up to the present.
$30.99

La Bella Figura, A Field Guide to the Italian Mind

ITL718
Beppe Severgnini
Broadway Books
2007
288
0767914406
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
1
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

The Most Beautiful Villages of Tuscany

ITL261
James Bentley, Hugh Palmer (Photographer)
Thames & Hudson
2012
216
0500289972
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This handsome oversize picture book is a portrait of the Tuscan landscape and people. It contains maps, a travel guide and many color photographs.
$26.95

The Renaissance, A Short History

ITL774
Paul Johnson
Modern Library
2002
208
0812966198
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The history, background, literature, sculpture, paintings and architecture of the Renaissance in just over 200 lively, thought-provoking pages.
$17.00

Ancient Rome: Art, Architecture, and History

ITL419
Ada Gabucci (Editor)
Getty Trust Publications
2002
144
0892366567
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This lively, illustrated survey of Ancient Rome's monuments, history and art is a terrific introduction.
$19.95

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

ITL464
Ross King
Bloomsbury USA
2014
384
1620408406
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
King's colorful chronicle of the world's most famous ceiling paints a maniacal pope, a budding artist and a "who's who" of other 16th-century Italians (Raphael, Machiavelli, Leonardo da Vinci). Presented with flair and backed by a wealth of research.
$19.00

The Colosseum

ITL654
Keith Hopkins, Mary Beard
Harvard University Press
2011
224
0674060318
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This engaging overview of the history of the Colosseum deconstructs Hollywood-perpetrated misconceptions of gladiator-eating lions, Nero fiddling and other myths.
$17.50

The Piero Della Francesca Trail

ITL409
John Pope-Hennessy, Aldous Huxley (Contributor)
Little Bookroom
2002
88
1892145138
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A slim guide to the major paintings and frescoes of Piero found across Tuscany and Umbria. Originally published in 1993, this edition includes 52 color illustrations along with Huxley's influential essay on Piero's Resurrection of Christ.
$24.95

A Small Place In Italy

ITL111
Eric Newby
Lonely Planet Publications
2008
240
174179529X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Naturally, the Newbys return to Italy. In this warm tale of 25 splendid years at their farm in northwest Tuscany, their house "I Castagni" plays as much a role (it was a ruin) as the uproarious Newbys and their many eccentric neighbors.
$14.99

A Traveller in Italy

ITL417
H.V. Morton, Barbara Grizzuti Harrison (Introduction)
Da Capo Press
2002
640
0306810786
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The much-beloved, enduring account of Morton's ramblings in the temples, tombs and villas of Tuscany, Lombardy, Emilia and the Veneto.
$25.00

A Valley in Italy, The Many Seasons of a Villa in Umbria

ITL98
Lisa St. Aubin de Teran
HarperCollins Publishers
1995
224
0060926198
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This short memoir chronicles a year in the small Umbrian village of San Orsola--especially the delights and frustrations of renovating a decayed villa. Taking in food, wine, local customs and landscapes, the book is an excellent introduction to the region
$14.99

D.H. Lawrence and Italy

ITL62
D.H. Lawrence
Penguin
2008
495
0141441550
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This omnibus Penguin Classics edition includes Lawrence's three travel tales, each very different in tone and all wonderful: Sea and Sardinia is a nostalgic look at traditional ways of life; Twilight in Italy, an evocation of Lawrence's memorable stay on
$20.00

Every Day in Tuscany, Seasons of an Italian Life

ITA124
Frances Mayes
Broadway Books
2011
288
0767929837
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Twenty years after "Under the Tuscan Sun," Mayes is still besotted by Italy -- her house, the tumbling geraniums, the people and the food -- all lovingly documented in her best memoir yet. With interludes in Portofino, Assisi and Rome and a focus on Renai
$15.00

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.
$16.00

On The Road with Francis of Assisi

ITL647
Linda Bird Francke
Random House
2006
256
0345469666
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Assisi wandered for 20 years, affording Newsweek editor Francke and her patient husband plenty to see and do in the piazzas, sanctuaries and chapels of Assisi, Siena, Bologna, Venice, Gubbio, Rome and other choice spots.
$17.00

Reluctant Saint, The Life of Francis of Assisi

ITL849
Donald Spoto
Penguin Putnam
2003
272
0142196258
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Spoto draws on fascinating new research to explore the travels, spirit and work of the beloved saint. This engaging portrait provides an excellent overview of the life of St. Francis.
$16.00

Too Much Tuscan Sun, Confessions of a Chianti Tour Guide

ITL547
Roberto Rodi, Dario Castagno
Globe Pequot Press
2004
224
0762736704
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

Under the Tuscan Sun

ITL85
Frances Mayes
Broadway Books
1997
288
0767900383
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this best-selling memoir of buying, renovating and living in an abandoned villa in Cortona, Tuscany, Mayes reveals the sensual pleasures found in rural Italy.
$16.00

After Hannibal

ITL100
Barry Unsworth
W. W. Norton & Company
1998
250
0393317706
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Unsworth's vivid novel takes in the history, landscape, pleasures and the other Americans and Europeans, like himself, who live in Umbria.
$17.95

Innocence

ITL317
Penelope Fitzgerald
Houghton Mifflin Company
2014
368
0544359461
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A comic novel set in mid-twentieth century Italy, by the inimitable Penelope Fitzgerald, author of "The Blue Flower".
$14.95

Italian Folktales

ITL314
Italo Calvino
Harcourt Books
1992
763
0156454890
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A treasured collection of 200 lively folk tales presented by one of the modern masters of Italian fiction. Calvino's elegant rendering of these old stories reveals his great affection for the folkloric traditions of his childhood.
$25.00

Summer's Lease

ITL580
John Mortimer
Penguin Putnam
1991
288
0140158278
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
A well-paced mystery set in the Tuscan countryside, by Sir John Morimer, author of Rumpole of the Bailey. Poor Molly Pargeter’s idyll is upset when the water supply fails and a neighbor dies. John Gielgud starred in the Masterpiece Theatre adaptation as t
$18.00

Tuscany and Umbria, The Collected Traveler

ITL389
Barrie Kerper
Vintage Books
2010
608
0307474909
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Kerper hauled out her clipping files, interviewed her friends and raided her library for this inspired miscellany -- a quirky guide to the history, food, and landscape of Tuscany and Umbria. With travel essays, recommended reading and suggested hotels, re
$19.00

Tuscany For Beginners

ITL609
Imogen Edwards-Jones
Ballantine Books
2005
323
0345478800
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this deliciously wicked tale, British novelist Edward-Jones skewers the pretensions of the English abroad, taking as her target the sodden proprietress of a mediocre B&B in Tuscany.
$13.95

Waking Raphael

ITL536
Leslie Forbes
Bantam Doubleday
2005
432
0553383418
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This literary thriller, set in painter Raphael's hometown of Urbino, follows the fate of an art historian mixed up in local affairs.
$15.00

More Books

Tuscan Country, A Photographer's Journey

ITL848
Wes Walker
Welcome Books
2007
160
1599620227
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
1
Walker captures the allure of the hill towns, including Siena, Lucca, Pisa and smaller cities and villages in 100 luminous color photographs.
$29.95

For Kids

Starry Messenger, Galileo Galilei

ITL331
Peter Sis
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2000
40
0374470278
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A beautifully illustrated homage to Galileo for children ages 6 to 8. In simple prose, Sis chronicles Galileo's life and evokes the Renaissance world. It's a memorable introduction to science and Italy.
$8.99