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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.
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Essential Reading Package-EXITL561

Item EXITL561. Buy these 3 items as a set for $49 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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 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

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

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

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

In the Shadow of Vesuvius

ITL969
Jordan Lancaster
St. Martins
2009
288
1845116992
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A sparkling portrait of Naples from its volcanic origins to its lively present. Lancaster's cultural history explores the city's tumultuous past, its spirited inhabitants and the mythical allure that's drawn so many travelers to its siren song.
$18.00

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

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.
$20.00

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

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 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

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

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

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

South Wind

GRE415
Norman Douglas
Lightning Source
2009
413
1595478051
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The liberating effects of temperament and temperature on the island of Nepenthe (AKA Capri) draw an Anglican bishop into an intriguing web of murder in this classic novel by the author of Old Calabria.
$24.95

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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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

For Kids

Eyewitness: Ancient Rome

ITL337
Simon James, Nick Nichols (Photographer)
DK Publishing
2015
72
1465435689
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A visually rich survey of ancient Rome, this book in the excellent Eyewitness series explores daily life and history in the city and the outlying empire.
$9.99

The Diary of Melanie Martin: Or How I Survived Matt the Brat, Michelangelo, and the Leaning Tower of Pizza

ITL438
Carol Weston
2001
144
0440416671
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Ten-year-old Melanie tells all about her family's summer trip to Italy, writing it all down in her dear diary. A hit on the middle-school market, it packs in a lot of cultural information while being very of-the-moment. Ages 8-10.
$6.99

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