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Italy: Umbria

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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-EXITL787

Item EXITL787. Buy these 5 items as a set for $73 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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
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

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

Reluctant Saint, The Life of Francis of Assisi

ITL849
Donald Spoto
Penguin Putnam
2003
272
0142196258
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Spoto draws on fascinating new research to explore the travels, spirit and work of the beloved saint. This engaging portrait provides an excellent overview of the life of St. Francis.
$16.00

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

Rough Guide Tuscany and Umbria

ITL292
Jonathan Buckley (Editor), Tim Jepson (Editor)
Rough Guides
2015
384
140937176X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive travel guide includes region-by-region descriptions and a good overview of history and culture. With chapters on Florence and surroundings -- Lucca, Pisa, Maremma, Siena, Arezzo, Peruguia, Assisi, Spoleto and Orvieto.
$24.99

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

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 Noblest Invention, An Illustrated History of the Bicycle

BCY15
Bicycling Magazine (Editor), Lance Armstrong (Foreword)
St. Martins
2003
320
1579546692
HARD COVER
Sport
0
0
0
1
Celebrating the bicycle from the models from childhood to favorites high-tech mountain machines, beautifully illustrated in color photos.
$27.95

Etruscan Art

ITL68
Nigel Spivey
Thames & Hudson
1997
216
0500203040
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
1
In this illustrated and wide-ranging introduction, Nigel Spivey brings the Etruscan world to life, illuminating the social, political and cultural context of the art objects and artifacts that remain the singular achievement of the Etruscans.
$19.95

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

Bicycle Diaries

BCY14
David Byrne
Viking
2010
288
0143117963
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
As he makes it clear in this exhilarating chronicle of encounters around the world, David Byrne is hooked on bicycles -- not just to get around New York, but as the preferred form of transportation in places like Buenos Aires, Istanbul, San Francisco, London, Berlin, Manila, Pittsburgh and Cleveland.
$17.00

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

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

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

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

The Lady in the Palazzo, At Home in Umbria

ITL757
Marlena de Blasi
Algonguin
2008
317
1565124731
PAPER
Travel Narrative
5/8/2008
0
0
0
0
In this sequel to A Thousand Days in Venice, de Blasi and her husband move to Orvieto, where they set up house in an apartment in the Palazzo Baschieri. Her love for the sensual pleasures of Italy, especially the food, is infectious.
$23.99

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

Ratking

ITL622
Michael Dibdin
Vintage Books
1997
0679768548
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Venetian crime investigator Aurelio Zen goes after the kidnappers of a Perugian industrialist in this enjoyable thriller, winner of the Gold Dagger Award (and first book in the series).
$15.00

Waking Raphael

ITL536
Leslie Forbes
Bantam Doubleday
2005
432
0553383418
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This literary thriller, set in painter Raphael's hometown of Urbino, follows the fate of an art historian mixed up in local affairs.
$15.00

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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Salvation, Scenes from the Life of Saint Francis

ITL282
Valerie Martin
Vintage Books
2002
268
0375708839
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A new and splendid biography of Saint Francis of Assisi. It's a vivid literary accompaniment to Giotto's frescoes in the basilica of San Francesco, Assisi.
$14.95

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

Cadogan Guide Tuscany, Umbria & the Marches

ITL493
Dana Facaros, Michael Pauls
Cadogan Books
2007
704
1860111866
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
A comprehensive guide in the British series covering the entire region from Florence and Siena to Chianti, the Tuscan Coast, Umbria and the Marches in detail.
$22.95

Umbria: Discover the Heart of Italy with Its Cities, Riches of History, Art and Traditions

ITL511
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2003
224
8836528376
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
A practical, comprehensive guide with excellent maps published by the Touring Club Italiano.
$16.95

Living in a Foreign Language, A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Love in Italy

ITA199
Michael Tucker
Grove Press
2008
255
0802143628
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Shedding the vestiges of their American life, actor Michael Tucker and his wife Jill Eikenberry move to 350-year-old Rustico, perched on a hill in Umbria's Spoleto valley.
$14.00