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Amalfi & Capri

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.
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Eyewitness Guide Naples & Amalfi Coast

ITL107
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
252
1465427066
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

The Italians

ITL05
Luigi Barzini
Touchstone
1996
352
0684825007
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The definitive portrait of the Italian people, this is a classic, scholarly essay on the Italian character. Though first published in 1964, it's still worth reading for its insight, grace and wit.
$17.00

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

Campania Basilicata Map

ITL116
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2
883651121X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, durable map of Campania, including Naples and the Amalfi Coast.
$13.95

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

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

The Food of Italy

ITL75
Waverly Root
Vintage Books
1992
750
0679738967
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Evocative of Italy and its diverse cuisine, this classic book, organized geographically, offers a cook's tour of the country. It's a well-informed and wonderful culinary guide.
$22.00

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

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

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

Pompeii, The Living City

ITL773
Alex Butterworth, Ray Laurence
St. Martin's Press
2006
384
0312355858
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
1
A meticulous historical and archaeological reconstruction of the city of Pompeii, its people, culture and daily rituals both before and after 79 AD, the year of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.
$29.95

Christ Stopped at Eboli, The Story of a Year

ITL09
Carlo Levi, Frances Frenaye (Translator)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2006
268
0374530092
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An affecting memoir of southern Italy, originally published in 1947, it stems from the author's forced relocation to the region as punishment for anti-fascist political activity.
$16.00

Greene on Capri, A Memoir

ITL440
Shirley Hazzard
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2001
160
0374527776
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
1
This book is ultimately a memoir about the author's friendship with Graham Greene, but there's plenty of commentary of Capri’s history and culture for those seeking a flavor of the place.
$22.00

Italian Hours

ITL07
Henry James
Penguin
1992
376
0140435077
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A classic series of travel essays written between 1872 and 1909 on the art, religion and people of Italy. James is an observant guide to 19th-century Rome, Naples, Florence and other great destinations. Part of the Penguin Classics series.
$17.00

Italian Journey, 1786-1788

ITL144
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, W.H. Auden (Translator), Elizabeth Meyer (Translator)
Penguin
1992
498
0140442332
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
"Sicily is the key to everything" is only one of Goethe's many astute observations included in this Penguin Classics edition of his journals and letters from his grand tour of southern Italy.
$18.00

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

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

Italy in Mind

ITL39
Alice Powers
Vintage Books
1997
349
0679770232
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A terrific collection of some of the best literary writing on Italy, including pieces by Melville, Lawrence, Henry James, Mary McCarthy and many others.
$18.95

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

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.
$20.00

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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

The Agony and the Ecstasy, A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo

ITL150
Irving Stone
Signet
2004
776
0451213238
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An overheated, page-turning fictionalized account of the life of master painter and sculptor Michelangelo -- and a good introduction to Renaissance Florence and Rome.
$18.00

Aida in Full Score

ITL153
Giuseppe Verdi
Dover Publications
1990
437
0486261727
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
The full orchestral score of the great opera.
$24.95

Aida Libretto

ITL154
Antonio Ghislanzoni, Giuseppe Verdi
Aa Balkema
1990
40
0793547105
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
The libretto to the great grand opera, in Italian and English.
$5.99

The Ancient Mediterranean

MED10
Michael Grant
Plume
1990
374
0452010373
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Grant, a well-known classical scholar, provides this comprehensive history of the peoples and cultures of the Mediterranean, including Egypt, Israel, Crete, Greece, the Roman states and many others. A very well-researched account of Western history's roots.
$20.00

Art and Life in Renaissance Venice

ITL57
Patricia Brown
Prentice Hall
2005
176
0131344021
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This compact volume evokes the spirit of Renaissance Venice with authoritative essays and 120 full-color illustrations.
$60.20

The Art of the Renaissance

ITL14
Peter Murray
Thames & Hudson
1992
286
0500200084
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A classic, illustrated survey of the world of the Renaissance and its art. With chapters on Florence and its artists, the Netherlands, early illustrated books and many individual artists.
$18.95

The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

ITL172
Benvenuto Cellini, George Bull (Translator)
Penguin
1999
465
0140447180
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The story of a sculptor and goldsmith during the Italina Renaissance.
$17.00

The Birth of Venus, A Novel

ITL532
Sarah Dunant
Random House
2004
397
0812968972
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A rich novel of art, passion and patronage, memorably set in late 15th-century Florence and prominently featuring the famously pious reformer Savonarola.
$17.00

Blue Guide Florence

ITL137
Alta MacAdam
W. W. Norton & Company
2011
408
1905131526
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to Florence, heavily focused on art and architecture. This edition also includes practical information on hotels, restaurants and shops. Tenth Edition
$24.95

Blue Guide Northern Italy, from the Alps to the Adriatic

ITL48
Paul Blanchard
Lightning Source
2015
738
1905131011
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide by a popular tour leader provides a thorough overview of the history, art and architecture of northern Italy from Trieste across to the Valle d'Aosta, Venice, Verona, Milan, Genoa and Bologna.
$38.00

Blue Guide Tuscany

ITL43
Alta MacAdam
W. W. Norton & Company
2008
400
1905131267
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to the cultural riches of Tuscany with a focus on history, art and architecture. Serious-minded travelers will not want to be without it.
$24.95

Cadogan Guide Lombardy & the Italian Lakes

ITL44
Dana Facaros
Cadogan Books
2008
345
1860114024
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Cadogan brings travelers Lombardy and the Italian Lakes in all their glory, from the powerhouse of Milan to the idyllic beauty and tranquility of Lake Garda and the Renaissance cities of the Lombard Plain.
$19.95

Cadogan Guide Sicily

ITL115
Dana Facaros
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
352
1860113974
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive look at the region from the excellent British guidebook series.
$18.95

Casa Rossa

ITL534
Francesca Marciano
Pantheon Books
2003
340
0375726373
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A vivid novel following the lives of a mother, daughter and granddaughter from Puglia over the course of the 20th century, opening as the narrator prepares to sell Casa Rossa, the family farm.
$14.95

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

Cinque Terre, Portofino Hiking Map

ITL159
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2015
1
3707905098
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Scaled at 1:50,000, this one-sided, color map depicts Italy from Sestri Levante to Montemarcello, with an inset of Portofino. Ideal for exploring this beautiful stretch of the Italian coast. Printed on water- and tear-resistant paper.
$14.95

The City of Florence, Historical Vistas and Personal Sightings

ITL47
R.W.B. Lewis
Henry Holt and Company
1996
350
0805046305
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
1
0
0
A vivid tour of the city and its riches by the fine biographer of Edith Wharton and Henry James. Lewis has written what he calls "a partial biography of Florence," beautifully interweaving the personal and the historical.
$22.99

A Concise History of Italy

ITL35
Christopher Duggan
Cambridge University Press
2013
360
0521747430
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
From the Romans to the Renaissance, Reform, National Unity, the Rise of Fascism and modern republic, professor Duggan covers the sweep of history in the region with authority.
$28.99

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 Lake Garda; and Etruscan Places, his musings on ancient sites, including the painted tombs of Tarquinia.
$20.00

Edith Wharton's Italian Gardens

ITL716
Vivian Russell
Frances Lincoln
1997
192
0711211558
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
1
Edith Wharton's essays on the magnificent villa gardens of Lombardy, Veneto, Florence, Siena and Rome are as full of interest today as when they were first published in 1904.
$45.00

Encyclopedia of Volcanoes

GEO23
Haraldur Sigurdsson (Editor)
Academic Press
2000
1456
012643140X
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
1
An authoritative, enormous reference on volcanoes and volcanology, with 82 essays written by experts in the field.
$134.00

Etruscan Art

ITL68
Nigel Spivey
Thames & Hudson
1997
216
0500203040
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
1
In this illustrated and wide-ranging introduction, Nigel Spivey brings the Etruscan world to life, illuminating the social, political and cultural context of the art objects and artifacts that remain the singular achievement of the Etruscans.
$19.95

The Etruscans

ITL169
Graeme Barker, Tom Rasmussen
Blackwell Publishers
2000
379
0631220380
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This illustrated history incorporates the most recent archaeological evidence, bringing to life Etruscan culture, economics and innovations, and the artistic achievements and artifacts that continue to capture our imagination.
$56.95

Excellent Cadavers, The Mafia and the Death of the First Italian Republic

ITL58
Alexander Stille
Vintage Books
1996
467
0679768637
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This fast-paced book is a gripping account of corruption in Italy. The author offers an utterly absorbing account of the assassination of two top anti-Mafia prosecutors in 1992.
$17.95

Eyewitness Guide Florence & Tuscany

ITL46
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
328
146545733X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Superbly illustrated, this compact guide shows the neighborhoods, museums, shops and sites of Florence and surroundings in full color.
$25.00

Eyewitness Guide Italy

ITL32
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
672
1465441204
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Another gem in the Eyewitness series, this superb guide is handsome, convenient and up-to-date. Featuring color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions.
$30.00

Eyewitness Guide Milan and the Lakes

ITL165
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
248
1465426337
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A superb guide to Milan and the Italian lakes featuring color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the area's attractions. Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry.
$25.00

Eyewitness Guide Rome

ITL158
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
440
146544128X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to Rome featuring hundreds of color photographs, neighborhood maps and innovative site plans.
$21.99

Eyewitness Guide Umbria

ITL512
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
192
1465427384
FLEXI-BOUND
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A marvelously illustrated, compact guide to the culture, history and attractions of Umbria, organized geographically and especially helpful for its innovative site plans, building diagrams and local maps.
$20.00

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

Florence Map

ITL59
Berndtson & Berndtson
Borch Maps
2014
2
3866093608
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, plastic-covered city map of Florence at a scale of 1:7,000.
$9.95

Fodor's Florence's 25 Best

ITL140
Fodor's
Fodor's
2014
96
0804143277
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This shirt-pocket guide includes an excellent map and essential information on the city's highlights, including sightseeing, restaurants and shopping.
$13.99

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

Fodor's See It Italy

ITL550
Fodor's
Fodor's
2011
496
140000554X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Fodor's informative guide to touring Italy, notable for its especially vibrant presentation of the country.
$24.99

Fodor's Venice's 25 Best

ITL106
Citypack
Fodor's
2014
96
0804143358
PAPER
Guidebook
5/13/2014
0
0
0
0
This shirt-pocket guide includes an excellent map of the city center and essential information.
$13.99

For the Beauty of the Earth: Birding, Opera, and Other Journeys

BRD35
Thomas Urquhart
Perseus
2006
320
1593760930
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Urquhart chronicles a lifelong affair with nature, combined with a passion for music, as he travels-- and bird watches-- through pastoral England, Italy, the Camargue in Provence, and the villages of Mali.
$15.00

Galileo's Daughter, A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love

ITL176
Dava Sobel
Penguin Putnam
2011
432
0802779654
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Sobel evokes the daily life of 17th-century Italy in this engaging tale, drawing on letters to Galileo from his illegitimate daughter, a nun in a Franciscan convent in San Matteo.
$18.00

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
1
0
0
0
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
$26.95

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

Here Is Where We Meet

EUR189
John Berger
Vintage Books
2006
256
1400079330
PAPER
Literature
8/9/2005
0
0
0
0
This reflective novel weaves a portrait of several European countries through encounters with the dead -- from the narrator's mother, whom he discovers on a park bench in Lisbon, to a childhood friend wandering a market in Krakow.
$16.00

A History of Venice

ITL177
John Julius Norwich
Vintage Books
1989
673
0679721975
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The great historian Norwich marshals myriad personalities, battles, sieges and facts into a vivid portrait of the Venetian Republic spanning the 1,000 years up to its 1797 defeat at the hands of Napoleon.
$26.00

The House of Medici, Its Rise and Fall

ITL135
Christopher Hibbert
Quill
1982
364
0688053394
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A well-written, entertaining history of the Medicis in Renaissance Florence. Great to read before going to Florence, where the influence of the Medicis and the artists they supported is still very much in evidence.
$16.99

Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum

ITL567
Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
Princeton University Press
1996
264
0691029091
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Wallace-Hadrill incorporates discoveries at 200 houses in Pompeii and Herculaneum as well as evidence from Roman texts in this scholary social history fot he early Romans.
$46.00

Il Postino

ITL541
Michael Radford
Baker & Taylor Video
1995
1558904255
DVD
Film
0
0
0
1
A shy Italian postman who learns the ways of poetry and romance while delivering mail to the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.
$19.99

The Inferno of Dante, A New Verse Translation

ITL411
Dante Alighieri, Robert Pinsky (Translator)
Noonday Press
1996
355
0374524521
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The celebrated modern translation of Dante's "Inferno."
$12.00

Worth Looking For

The Tuscan Year, Tuscan Life and Food in an Italian Valley

ITL131
Elizabeth Romer
North Point Press
1996
182
0865473870
PAPER
Food
0
1
0
0
An intimate portrait of life on a Tuscan farm as seen primarily through the robust food and a Longitude favorite. Romer captures the goings-on in the countryside, and especially in the Cerotti kitchen, where traditional Tuscan rural food is prepared with loving care. Every chapter includes concisely described recipes.
$15.00

Blue Guide Sicily

ITL125
Ellen Grady
W. W. Norton & Company
2016
540
1905131747
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This in-depth guide to Sicily's ancient history and archaeology features detailed maps and site plans.
$26.95