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Italy: Puglia & Basilicata

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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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Lonely Planet Southern Italy

ITL978
Paula Hardy
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
296
1743216874
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In hallmark Lonely Planet style, this practical guide to southern Italy series features insider tips, highlights and itineraries, cultural insights and reviews of places to eat, sleep and shop. Covers Puglia, Basilicata & Calabria, Sicily, Naples and Campania.
$24.99

Been Here a Thousand Years

ITA24
Mariolina Venezia, Marina Harss (Translator)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2010
272
0312429789
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Venezia deftly weaves the creation of modern Italy, Garibaldi, Mussolini and the tumultuous recent history of the nation into this compact novel of five generations of the Falcone women -- and the rhythm of daily life in an ancient Basilicata hill town near the coastline of Puglia.
$20.00

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

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

Puglia Map

ITL425
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2017
1
8836517331
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
The locals' map of Puglia, at a scale of 1:200,000. It's perfect for a road trip, if you don't mind its large, unfolded size.
$14.95

Blue Guide Concise Italy

ITL984
Paul Blanchard
W. W. Norton & Company
2009
400
1905131283
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The first ever guide to all of Italy by the venerable Blue Guides (which publishes individual guides to Northern, Southern, Central, Rome, Tuscany, Sicily et al), this lavishly illustrated, handy and compact guide covers key sights, museums, churches, art, dining and accommodations throughout Italy.
$24.95

Lonely Planet Italian Phrasebook

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

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

Honey from a Weed, Fasting and Feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, The Cyclades and Apulia

ITL426
Patience Gray
David Brown
2004
384
190301820x
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A knowledgeable, unfussy grand tour of the Mediterranean, its history and its foodstuffs, by Patience Gray, who traveled to Catalonia, the Cyclades, Apulia/Puglia and Tuscany.
$39.95

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

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

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

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

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

Baroque and Rococo Art

EUR53
Germain Bazin
Thames & Hudson
1985
288
0500200181
PAPER
Art & Architecture
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
An excellent illustrated survey of Baroque and Rococo art and architecture, this volume in the acclaimed "World of Art" series is a good companion to the golden age of Middle Europe.
$21.95

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

Head over Heel, Seduced by Southern Italy

ITA210
Chris Harrison
Lightning Source
2017
384
1857886461
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Harrison’s affectionate memoir takes us on the bumpy ride from Australia to Southern Italy, where he reunites with the love of his life, Daniela, while also facing the often-hilarious challenges of life in an eccentric village in Puglia.
$14.95

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

Old Puglia, A Portrait of South Eastern Italy

ITA80
Desmond Seward
Haus Publishing
2016
259
1906598339
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Seward weaves history and incident, accounts by past visitors and his own travels in this charming portrait of the ancient towns, life and people of Puglia.
$19.95

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

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

The Castle of Otranto, A Gothic Story

ITL631
Horace Walpole
Oxford University Press
2014
192
0199537216
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
First published in 1764, Walpole's classic Gothic novel takes place in and around the 15th-century castle on the Adriatic.
$10.95

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

Wildflowers of Britain and Europe

EUR46
Margaret and Roland Spohn
Gardners Books
2008
320
140810153X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
Over 450 species of wild flower are covered, each beautifully illustrated with detailed paintings and clear photographs.
$21.95

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Venturing in Italy, Travels in Puglia, the Land of Two Seas

ITA14
Barb Euser (Editor)
Traveler's Tales
2009
272
1932361642
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
1
This collection of 30 true tales by contemporary writers and journalists celebrates the people, places and history of Puglia.
$14.95