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Italy & Greece

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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-EXITL540

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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 Greece, Athens and the Mainland

GRE38
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
348
1465459995
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions.
$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 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

Greece Map

GRE24
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2013
2
2067172018
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful shaded map of Greece, the Greek Islands and the western coast of Turkey (including Istanbul) at a scale of 1:800,000.
$12.95

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

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

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, Why the Greeks Matter

GRE182
Thomas Cahill
Doubleday
2004
320
0385495544
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Cahill brings to life ancient Greek society and civilization through the lives and words of politicians, playwrights, a poet, a philosopher and an artist in this eloquent and absorbing tribute.
$18.00

Pompeii, The Day a City Died

ITL01
Robert Etienne
Thames & Hudson UK
1992
215
0810928558
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
This indispensable pocket guide illustrates daily life in the city as revealed by its evocative frescoes, mosaics and treasures.
$15.95

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 Parthenon

GRE195
Mary Beard
Harvard University Press
2010
204
0674055632
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Cambridge University classicist Beard brings the Parthenon to life in this lively tale of the construction, significance and uses of the 2,500-year-old Athenian marvel that became, among other things, cathedral, mosque and cultural icon.
$18.00

Dinner with Persephone

GRE28
Patricia Storace
Vintage Books
1997
398
0679744789
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The pleasures and complexities of contemporary Greece, marvelously described by an American poet spending a year there. Storace intertwines her own perceptions with the history of the country and the influence of pop culture on the classical landscape.
$18.00

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

The Colossus of Maroussi

GRE05
Henry Miller
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2010
223
0811218570
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Miller captures the spirit and warmth of the resilient Greek people in this inspired tale of a wartime journey from Athens to Crete, Corfu and Delphi with his friend Lawrence Durrell.
$15.95

Greece, A Traveler's Literary Companion

GRE190
Artemis Leontis (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
1997
288
1883513049
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
In this terrific anthology, 24 modern Greek writers offer a flavor of their nation, its culture and people, beautiful landscapes and rich history.
$14.95

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

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

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Eyewitness Guide Greek Islands

GRE37
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
400
1465460020
PAPER
Guidebook
6/20/2017
0
0
0
0
Color photography, excellent local maps and an island-by-island synopsis of attractions make this book the one to carry with you. Includes a chapter on Athens.
$28.00

Blue Guide Greece, The Mainland

GRE40
Sherry Marker (Editor), James Pettifer (Editor)
W. W. Norton & Company
2006
735
0393328368
PAPER
Guidebook
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
With extensive background on the history, art, architecture and culture of mainland Greece, serious-minded travelers will not want to be without this guide.
$32.95

Mediterranean Cruises Map

MED36
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2010
2
3707912906
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided, full-color map of the Mediterranean, including the Iberian Peninsula, the Black Sea, North Africa and the Levant, at a scale of 1:2,000,000.
$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

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

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

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

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

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

For Kids

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