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Italy's Lake District & Cinque Terre Private Journey

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-EXITL980

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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

Lombardy, 127 Destinations for Discovering Art, History and Beauty

ITA586
Philippe Daverio
Rizzoli International
2016
180
0847849074
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide to 127 cultural sites in Lombardy unveils some of Italy’s best-kept secrets: Lake Como and Lake Garda, enchanting medieval villages, prehistoric rock etchings, 18th-century villas and countless monuments, statues and paintings.
$19.95

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

Eyewitness Guide Italian Riviera

ITL566
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
224
1465457321
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handsome, beautifully illustrated and informative compact guide to Liguria. It covers places, recommended excursions, hotels and attractions from the border with France east to La Spezia.
$20.00

Liguria Map

ITL118
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2010
2
8836511244
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of the region, including Cinque Terre, at a scale of 1:200,000.
$13.95

Lombardia Regional Map

ITL120
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2013
2
8836511252
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful regional map of Lombardy.
$13.95

Rick Steves' Pocket Italy's Cinque Terre

ITA451
Rick Steves
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
176
1631216171
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A slim guide to the Cinque Terre region with Steves' expert-selected hotels, travel advice, major sites and places to relax.
$13.99

Food Wine The Italian Riviera & Genoa

ITL956
David Downie
Little Bookroom
2008
256
1892145642
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A renowned food writer's highly selective guide to Liguria's authentic small eateries, culinary traditions, wine, wineries, food artisans and gourmet shops.
$24.95

Genoa "La Superba," The Rise and Fall of a Merchant Pirate Superpower

ITA568
Nicholas Walton
Aa Balkema
2015
256
1849045127
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With stories gleaned from Ligurian tradition, depictions of the city itself, profiles of great Genoans and clever anecdotes (like an entire chapter on pesto) BBC journalist Nicholas Walton provides a lively history of the defunct Italian superpower.
$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

The Italians

ITA528
John Hooper
Penguin Putnam
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

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

Extra Virgin, A Young Woman Discovers the Italian Riviera

ITL539
Annie Hawes
HarperCollins Publishers
2002
352
0060958111
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A memoir of travels and life in Liguria, where the Hawes sisters ventured and stayed. In this refreshingly candid account, the English sisters end up buying a house and learning the local customs and eccentricities of their neighbors in Diano San Pietro.
$14.99

Recollections of the Last Days of Shelley and Byron

ITL336
Edward Trelawney
Carroll & Graff
2000
224
0786707364
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The lives and deaths of these two most romantic of Romantic poets are lovingly recounted in this memoir by Edward Trelawny. Trelawny was a fascinating figure in his own right, and his tribute to his two lost friends bears all the marks of his own generous, wild personality.
$13.95

Beautiful Ruins

ITA452
Jess Walter
HarperCollins
2013
368
0061928178
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Award-winning, bestselling author Jess Walter brings us to the Italian Riviera in this glittering love story. Based on actual events.
$15.99

Enchanted April

ITL316
Elizabeth Von Arnim, Cathleen Schine (Introduction)
NYRB
2007
361
1590172256
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this delightful book, four Englishwomen are awakened by self-discovery and the power of their friendship on a stay in the Italian countryside in the 1920s. Inspired by Countess Arnim's travels, this book captures the rhythm and magic of Portofino.
$14.95

Italy in Mind

ITL39
Alice Powers
Random House
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

The Betrothed

ITL414
Alessandro Manzoni
Penguin
1984
720
014044274X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
By many accounts the first modern Italian novel, Manzoni's 1827 classic concerns star-crossed lovers in 17th-century Lombardy. Promoted during unification, Italy's best-known novel has been made into films and a musical.
$20.00

The French Riviera, A Literary Guide for Travellers

FRA263
Ted Jones
St. Martins
2007
272
1845114558
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Moving down the coast of the Riviera, from St. Tropez to the Italian border, Ted Jones showcases an encyclopedic knowledge of the writers who contributed to its legend of luxury and excess, from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Sylvia Plath.
$17.00

The Portable Romantic Poets

GBR346
Norman Holmes Pearson, W.H. Auden (Editor)
Penguin Putnam
1972
540
0140150528
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This is the anthology to take along on a trip to Italy's Cinque Terra, England's Lake District or any other classic haunt of the romantic poets. This selection includes works by all the masters (and even an occasional mistress).
$20.00

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Blue Guide Northern Italy, from the Alps to the Adriatic

ITL48
Paul Blanchard
Lightning Source
2015
738
1905131011
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide by a popular tour leader provides a thorough overview of the history, art and architecture of northern Italy from Trieste across to the Valle d'Aosta, Venice, Verona, Milan, Genoa and Bologna.
$38.00

Cinque Terre, Portofino Hiking Map

ITL159
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2015
1
3707905098
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Scaled at 1:50,000, this one-sided, color map depicts Italy from Sestri Levante to Montemarcello, with an inset of Portofino. Ideal for exploring this beautiful stretch of the Italian coast. Printed on water- and tear-resistant paper.
$14.95

Portofino, A Novel

ITL164
Frank Schaeffer
Da Capo Press
2004
288
0786713755
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in the 1960s, this coming-of-age tale follows a young boy's encounters with the sights and people of the seaside town of Portofino, while he avoids his missionary parents' constant bickering and their attempts to convert the locals.
$16.99

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

The Five-Forty-Five to Cannes

FRN766
Tess Uriza Holthe
Crown
2008
288
0307351866
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The intricately woven plot of these bittersweet stories center on a wealthy American's suspicious death on the French Riviera.
$13.00