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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
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

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.
$20.00

Campania & Basilicata Map

ITL116
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2015
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

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

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.
$19.00

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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Odyssey of Homer

GRE30
Robert Fagles
Viking
1996
560
0670821624
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Translator Robert Fagles captures the poetry and power of The Odyssey in this new translation, celebrated for its clarity and expressiveness.
$35.00

On Persephone's Island

ITL03
Mary Taylor Simeti
Vintage Books
1986
352
0679764143
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Strong on the delights of rural life, Simeti's portrait of Sicily takes the form of a year-long journal, capturing the spirit of the people, daily life, traditions and the land.
$16.95

The Leopard

ITL11
Giuseppe Di Lampedusa
Pantheon Books
2007
384
0375714790
PAPER
Literature
0
1
0
0
Evoking a lost world of privilege and tradition, Di Lampedusa's memorable tale, set on a rural Sicilian estate during the days of independence, follows the world-weary Don Fabrizio, Prince of Salina. A classic, now in a 50th anniversary edition.
$16.00

The World of Venice

ITL12
Jan Morris
Lightning Source
1995
315
0156983567
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Morris displays her talent for research, telling anecdote and well-wrought prose in this spirited portrait of a beloved city, its history and inhabitants. If you are going to read one book on Venice, we recommend this favorite.
$18.95

Insight Guide Italy

ITL108
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2017
464
1786716127
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In its hallmark style, this glossy guide is a full-color introduction to the land, people and history of Italy written by a team of experts. Brief background essays highlight important topics.
$24.99

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 Stones of Florence

ITL15
Mary McCarthy
Harcourt Books
1989
230
0156027631
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
The classic history of the art, architecture and culture of Florence. Novelist McCarthy takes us on a quick and vivid tour of the history of the Medicis and the city of Florence, focusing on Renaissance art.
$14.95

Italian Neighbors

ITL16
Tim Parks
Grove Press
2003
272
0802140343
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This sparkling memoir by the British novelist captures the travails and delights of life in the Italian countryside. Montecchio, which Parks so indelibly sketches in this favorite book, is outside Verona.
$16.00

The Lives of the Artists, Vol 1

ITL17
Giorgio Vasari, Julia Conway and Peter Bondanella (Translator)
Penguin
1987
477
0140445005
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Written in the mid-16th century, Vasari starts with Giotto as painting's prophet and ends with Michelangelo as its messiah in these short, influential biographies.
$15.00

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

Italy Map

ITL19
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2016
2
3866097433
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A convenient laminated map of Italy at a scale of 1:800,000 with excellent topographic detail, an index and large maps of Sicily and Sardinia.
$12.95

Veneto Friuli Venezia Giulia Map

ITL22
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2008
2
8836517390
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, shaded relief map of the Veneto at a scale of 1:200,000. Accurate, colorful, and imported from Italy.
$13.95

Venice, a Maritime Republic

ITL24
Frederic C. Lane
Johns Hopkins University Press
1973
505
080181460X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Lane focuses on the history of trade, taking in not just on La Serenissima but also Dubrovink and the other cities of its once far-flung domain.
$40.00

Insight City Guide Venice

ITL23
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
256
1780059396
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated overview of Venice with essays on its history, art and architecture.
$21.99

Venice Observed

ITL27
Mary McCarthy
Harvest Books
1995
158
015693521X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Originally published over 30 years ago, this collection of eight essays is a literate, evocative celebration of the city, its character, and its history.
$13.95

Venice Map

ITL26
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2016
2
3866093683
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, detailed city map of Venice, perfect for finding your way around the famously labyrinthine streets and canals.
$9.95

Insight Guide Rome

ITL30
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
340
1780052871
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated overview of Rome with essays on art, history and culture.
$21.99

Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome

ITL29
Christopher Scarre
Penguin Putnam
1995
144
0140513299
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A vivid overview of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire and its expansion throughout North Africa and the Mediterranean, illustrated with ingenious color maps on many topics (political borders, trade, defense, religion) and 80 color photographs.
$21.00

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

The Italians

ITL33
Luigi Barzini
Abbeville Publishing Group
0786107200
CASETTE TAPE
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Audio version of the classic essay on the Italian character, first published in 1964.
$69.95

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

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

Italy North Map

ITL38
Reise Know How
Reise Know How
2014
1
3831772851
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Scaled at 1:400,000, this German-produced map of Italy focuses on the country's northern borders and stops in northern Tuscany. Double-sided. Printed on tear- and water-resistant paper.
$14.95

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

Trentino Alto-Adige Map

ITL42
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2015
2
2186054M
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful regional map of the Italian Dolomites at a scale of 1:200,000.
$13.95

Trentino Alto-Adige Map

ITL42
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2015
2
2186054M
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful regional map of the Italian Dolomites at a scale of 1:200,000.
$13.95

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

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

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

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

Renaissance Florence, The Invention of a New Art

ITL50
A. Richard Turner
Prentice Hall
2005
176
0131938339
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A cultural and social history of the city focusing on the great art and famous monuments, featuring vivid color pictures and illustrations.
$55.40

The Ottoman Centuries

ITL54
Lord Kinross
William Morrow & Company
1988
638
0688080936
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A richly detailed, engrossing history of the Ottoman Empire from its dawn in 1300 up to the foundation of the modern republic in 1923, enhanced by maps and photos.
$18.99

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

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

Florence Map

ITL59
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2017
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

Rome Map

ITL60
Borch Maps
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

The Odyssey

GRE45
Homer, Robert Fagles (Translator)
Penguin
2006
541
0006797193
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The blind bard’s epic in a translation celebrated for its clarity and expressiveness. Take it along for a voyage in Homeric lands and waters.
$17.00

Italy Northeast Map

ITL72
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2012
2
2067133098
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An excellent map at a scale of 1:400,000, covering the northeast region of Italy including Bolzano, Verona, Bologna, and Firenze.
$11.95

Midnight in Sicily, On Art, Food, History, Travel and La Cosa Nostra

ITL74
Peter Robb
Picador USA
2007
400
0312426844
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Combining interviews, research and essays on Sicilian history and culture, this vivid report by journalist Robb is a superb introduction to Italy's glorious, corrupt and troubled south.
$21.00

Inventing Leonardo

ITL79
A. Richard Turner
University of California Press
1994
268
0520089383
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Turner, a leading art historian of the Renaissance, offers a lively appraisal of the controversial genius. It's an elegant and stimulating book.
$33.95

Rome is Love Spelled Backward, Enjoying Art and Architecture in the Eternal City

ITL81
Judith Testa
Northern Illinois University Press
1998
280
0875805760
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Arranged chronologically, this is a marvelous guide to the art, architecture, and history of Rome. Several of the chapters are devoted to a single major monument, such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, St. Peter's and the Baths of Caracalla.
$27.50

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

A Traveller's History of Italy

ITL86
Valerio Lintner
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
287
1566565219
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brief history of Italy through the 1990s -- wide-ranging, accessible and necessarily condensed. With a useful chronology and historical gazetteer, this book marches confidently through the centuries.
$14.95

Italy, Charming Small Hotels

ITL92
Fiona Duncan
Interlink Publishing Group
2005
468
1566565944
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A pocket-size guide to unusual places to stay throughout Italy.
$19.95

Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria

ITL97
James Ladsun, Pia Davis
Penguin Putnam
2005
394
0141009004
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to walking and eating your way through the region, this book includes 40 suggested itineraries, mostly day hikes, with maps, details on local attractions, and illustrations.
$20.00

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

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

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

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

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

Watermark

ITL105
Joseph Brodsky
Noonday Press
1993
135
0374523827
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A metaphysical, metaphorical meditation on Venice by poet Joseph Brodsky. His ruminations take the form of 48 short chapters, each prompted by an idea, memory or scene associated with his much loved city.
$14.00

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

Italy South Map

ITL109
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
1
2067175351
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Covering Molise, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata and Calabria at a scale of 1:400,000.
$11.95

On the Shores of the Mediterranean

MED25
Eric Newby
Gardners Books
2011
448
0007367910
PAPER
Travel Narrative
9/14/2011
0
0
0
0
A sparkling observer and famously entertaining, Newby tackles the Mediterranean in this merry classic account of travels to North Africa, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Cairo and Jerusalem.
$19.75

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

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

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

Liguria Map

ITL118
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2010
2
8836511244
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of the region, including Cinque Terre, at a scale of 1:200,000.
$13.95

Umbria & Le Marche Regional Map

ITL119
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2016
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.
$14.95

Lombardia Regional Map

ITL120
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2013
2
8836511252
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful regional map of Lombardy.
$13.95

Two Lives, Reading Turgenev and My House in Umbria

ITL122
William Trevor
Penguin Putnam
2013
375
0141044616
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The second of these two Booker Prize-nominated novellas is the beautifully rendered story of an ex-prostitute who settles in Umbria to write romance novels, but whose life is disturbed by local political events.
$16.00

The Little Flowers of St. Francis

ITL132
W. Heywood (Editor), Ugolino (Editor)
Vintage Books
1998
120
037570020X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Classic tales attributed to St. Francis, divided into 50 vignettes, including the story of the wolf of Gubbio, set along the Franciscan Way.
$14.00

The Renaissance in Rome

ITL133
Charles L. Stinger
Indiana University Press
1998
472
0253212081
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A cultural portrait Rome during the Renaissance. It puts the remarkable art and architecture of the time into its cultural context.
$34.00

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

Blue Guide Florence

ITL137
Alta MacAdam
W. W. Norton & Company
2017
408
1905131755
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

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

A Room with a View

ITL142
E.M. Forster
Vintage Books
1989
248
0679724761
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
E.M. Forster's classic tale of love among the middle classes, set largely in Florence.
$9.95

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

The Woman of Rome, A Novel

ITL151
Alberto Moravia, Lydia Holland (Translator)
Steerforth Press
1999
408
1883642809
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A 20th-century classic set in Rome during the height of Italian Fascism, The Woman of Rome tells the story of Adriana, a young, regretful prostitute, and the men in her life.
$29.99

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

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

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

Portofino, A Novel

ITL164
Frank Schaeffer
Da Capo Press
2004
288
0786713755
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.00

Eyewitness Guide Milan and the Lakes

ITL165
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
248
1465457429
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.
$20.00

Insight Guide Florence & Siena

ITL167
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2011
320
0887290361
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A colorful guide to Florence and Siena in Insight's City Guide series, which features recommendations alongside historical and cultural background.
$19.99

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

Love and War in the Apennines

ITL171
Eric Newby
Lonely Planet Publications
2008
276
1741795273
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This unassuming memoir of remarkable wartime adventures in German-occupied WWII Italy is perhaps Newby's best book.
$14.99

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

Worldly Goods, A New History of the Renaissance

ITL173
Lisa Jardine
W. W. Norton & Company
1998
470
0393318664
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of the influence of commerce on the Renaissance.
$19.95

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

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

Southern Italy Map

ITL222
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2011
2
8836507921
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A regional map of Italy, stretching from Rome to the southern tip.
$14.95

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

Rough Guide Italy

ITL328
Ros Belford
Rough Guides
2013
1096
1409362647
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide in the British series with a good overview of culture and history, dozens of sketch maps and extensive listings.
$26.99

The Rise of Christianity

MED64
Rodney Stark
HarperCollins
1997
272
0060677015
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
The subtitle to this book says it all: "How the Obscure, Marginal Jesus Movement Became the Dominant Religious Force in the Western World in a Few Centuries."
$16.99

That Fine Italian Hand

ITL346
Paul Hoffman
Henry Holt and Company
1991
246
0805017291
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A former newspaperman in Rome, Hoffman spears the Italians in this affectionate portrait of Italian society with all its quirks, contradictions, and energy.
$18.99

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

Rick Steves' Italian Phrase Book & Dictionary

ITL424
Rick Steves
Avalon Travel Publishing
2014
446
1612382010
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
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.
$12.99

Mammals of Europe

FG61
Priscilla Barrett, David W. MacDonald
Princeton University Press
2002
320
0691091609
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Published by Princeton, this is a field guide to land and marine mammals throughout Europe, both endemic and introduced. With more than 600 color illustrations of over 200 mammals.
$49.95

Italy, A Traveler's Literary Companion

ITL466
Lawrence Venuti (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2003
256
1883513146
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Not just a literary companion, this anthology is also a who's who of contemporary Italian writers who capture the spirit, history and allure of the country.
$14.95

Modern Naples, A Documentary History, 1799-1999

ITL351
John Santore
Italica Press
2001
374
0934977534
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A source book and history of Naples from its foundations to Bourbon Capital and unification.
$30.00

Old Calabria

ITL475
Norman Douglas
St. Martins
2010
357
1848851138
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A classic account of adventures in southernmost Italy, first published in 1915.
$21.00

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

Lonely Planet Italian Phrasebook

ITL531
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
272
1786574500
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy, palm-sized guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

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

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

Voice of the Violin

ITL537
Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli (Translator)
Penguin Putnam
2004
256
0142004456
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
The fourth installment in the popular Inspector Montalbano series, complete with a quirky cast of Sicilian characters.
$16.00

One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in Italy

ITL546
Paolo Lazzarin
Rizzoli International
2014
276
0847842940
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This pocket-sized pictorial guide to some of Italy’s hidden gems features towns from twenty diverse regions, each with varied landscapes, architecture and local specialties.
$25.00

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

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

Tuscany in Mind

ITL607
Alice Powers (Editor)
Vintage Books
2005
400
1400076757
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A fine literary anthology covering the region's history, geography, culture and (of course) food, featuring contributions by luminaries including D.H. Lawrence and Robert Browning.
$16.95

Italian English Bilingual Visual Dictionary

ITL626
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2005
360
0756612969
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
With thousands of neatly arranged color photographs, this compact book is impressively comprehensive, covering everything from the basics of la casa (house) to the vocabulary of le granaglie e i legumi secchi (grains and legumes).
$14.95

Pimsleur Quick & Simple Italian

ITL630
Pimsleur Language Method
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2005
0743509552
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Four audio CDs with eight 30-minute lessons in basic Italian, covering elementary vocabulary and phrases used in travel and everyday situations.
$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

Italian, A Language Map

ITL645
Kristine K. Kershul
Bilingual Books
2014
193187381X
PLASTIC CARD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This durable, foldout card gives easy phonetic pronunciation for several hundred of the most commonly-needed words and phrases.
$9.95

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
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

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

Wine Country Europe, Touring, Tasting, And Buying At European Regional Wineries

EUR191
Ornella D'Alessio, Marco Santini
Rizzoli International
2005
324
0847827704
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Part how-to, part guidebook, part picture book, this charming coffee table treat covers sprawling French vineyards as well as lesser-known hidden treasures in Austria and Hungary.
$35.00

Italy and Its Invaders

ITL661
Girolamo Arnaldi
Harvard University Press
2008
240
0674018702
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wide-ranging history of the many empires and world powers that have invaded Italy, and their lasting influences, both positive and negative, on Italian art, architecture and culture up to the present day.
$21.00

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

Short Stories in Italian, Racconti in Italiano

ITL730
Nick Roberts (Editor)
Penguin Putnam
2001
174
0140265406
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These modern tales in the bilingual series of Penguin Parallel Texts make for good reading in any language.
$15.00

Sorrento Map

ITL752
Litographia Artistica Cartographica
2
8879142925
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided, detailed street map of Sorrento at a scale of 1:8,000 with individual maps of the Sorrentine Peninsula, Positano, Vico Equense, Capri and Pompei on the reverse.
$12.95

The Middle Sea

MED98
John Julius Norwich
Vintage Books
2007
720
1400034280
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A marvelous writer who has already written on Byzantium, Venice and the Sahara, Norwich spins his magic in this story of culture, trade and politics, royalty and rulers, wars and religion in the Mediterranean.
$21.00

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

National Geographic Naples and Southern Italy

ITL802
Tim Jepson
National Geographic
2017
238
142621698X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Presented in National Geographic's attractive, visual style, this guide includes helpful cultural background and recommendations for the Amalfi Coast, Capri, Naples, Puglia, Vesuvius, Calabria, Basilicata, Sicily and Sardinia.
$21.99

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

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