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Italy: Piedmont

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-EXITL785

Item EXITL785. Buy these 5 items as a set for $72 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

Lonely Planet Italian Phrasebook

ITL531
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
272
1743214413
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
1
0
0
0
A handy, palm-sized guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

National Geographic Piedmont & Northwest Italy, With Turin, the Mountains, and Lakes

ITL657
Tim Jepson
National Geographic
2005
240
0792241983
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to Piedmont, Northwestern Italy and Turin in the visually attractive National Geographic style, complete with photographs, illustrations, maps, and good cultural and historical information.
$21.95

Piemonte, Valle d'Aosta Map

ITL147
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2017
2
8836517323
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A regional map of the Piemonte region of Italy at a good scale of 1:200,000.
$14.95

Pomodoro! A History of the Tomato in Italy

ITA207
David Gentilcore
Columbia University Press
2010
254
023115206X
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Gentilcore's juicy tale (pun intended) examines the empires, ambitions, agricultural developments and culinary trends that carried the tomato from its inauspicious beginnings in the New World into the Italian kitchen and onto our dinner tables. Great fun.
$26.95

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

Italianissimo

ITL983
Louise Fili, Lise Apatoff
Little Bookroom
2008
111
1892145545
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Divertingly illustrated, this A-to-Z guide profiles 50 very Italian customs and concepts from the notion of beauty (bellisimo) to the Italian disregard for lines (Fare La Coda).
$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

My Two Italies

ITA435
Joseph Luzzi
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2015
224
0374535396
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Award-winning author and scholar Luzzi presents Italy in all its glory and squalor -- its artistic magnificence, north-south disunity and its dirty politics and corruption -- in this highly personal portrait.
$14.00

The Italians

ITA528
John Hooper
Viking
2016
336
014312840X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Italy correspondent for The Economist Hooper explores Italy -- its baffling contradictions, unique character and contemporary culture -- in this illuminating portrait.
$17.00

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

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

Barolo

ITA297
Matthew Gavin Frank
University of Nebraska Press
2012
224
0803240066
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Rich in details of village life of the Piemonte, Frank's witty tale of six months camped out in the garden of the Pittatore farm in Barolo (pop. 646) will transport you to the Italian countryside. You'll want to accompany this irresistible tale with a generous glass of red wine, and perhaps some ham. If you find youself dreaming of a trip to Italy, the Salone del Gusto, celebrating artisanal food, runs October 25-29 in Turino. For the flavor of the book and a receipe, we suggest a visit to matthewgfrank.com.
$17.95

La Bella Lingua

ITA26
Dianne Hales
Broadway Books
2010
336
0767927702
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Inebriated with the sounds of Italian, lovesick for its phrases and enamored of its earthy idioms, Hales, "a sensible woman of sturdy Polish stock," dives into the Italian of the piazza, literature, movies and streets in this charming memoir.
$15.00

A Long Finish, An Aurelio Zen Mystery

ITL193
Michael Dibdin
Vintage Books
2000
272
0375704019
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Another enjoyable "Aurelio Zen Mystery" from Michael Dibdin, this time private investigator Zen is in Rome and Alba, enjoying wonderful wine and food while uncovering a murderous plot that may jeopardize the Piemontese wine industry.
$14.95

The Moon and the Bonfires

ITL427
Cesare Pavese, R.W. Flint (Translator), Mark Rudman (Introduction)
NYRB
2002
176
1590170210
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Pavese's last novel, published shortly before the writer's suicide in 1950, is his evocation of post-Mussolini Italy. The protagonist, an emigrant, returns to Northern Italy from America in the wake of World War II.
$14.95

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95