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Naples, Sorrento & Rome

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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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Eyewitness Guide Naples & Amalfi Coast

ITL107
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
252
1465460004
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Covering Naples, Pompeii, Herculaneum, and the Amalfi coast, this superb guide focuses on culture, history and art.
$25.00

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, Monuments Past and Present

ITL455
R.A. Staccioli
Getty Trust Publications
2003
78
8881621339
FLEXI-BOUND
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
This informative volume shows Italy's most important monuments as they look today and, via overlaid illustrations, as they were once upon a time. The book surveys the history and archeological highlights of Pompeii, Rome and Sicily.
$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

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

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

Rome Map

ITL60
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2016
2
3866093020
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy map at a scale of 1:11,000, with a more detailed overview of the city center.
$9.95

Insight Guide Southern Italy

ITL458
Roger Williams
Insight Guides
2004
373
1585730815
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
A colorful guide to the culture, history and attractions of Italy south of Rome, featuring hundreds of photographs and excellent local and regional maps. Includes Sicily.
$23.95

Lonely Planet Italian Phrasebook

ITL531
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
272
1786574500
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy, palm-sized guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

The Food of Italy

ITL75
Waverly Root
Vintage Books
1992
750
0679738967
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Evocative of Italy and its diverse cuisine, this classic book, organized geographically, offers a cook's tour of the country. It's a well-informed and wonderful culinary guide.
$22.00

Inside the Vatican

ITL55
Bart McDowell, Jim Stanfield (Photographer)
National Geographic
2008
256
1426204507
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
1
This selection of stunning, behind-the-scenes color photographs of the Vatican includes text describing the city-state's history and some background on the modern popes.
$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

Pompeii, Public and Private Life

ITL114
Paul Zanker, Deborah Schneider (Translator)
Harvard University Press
1999
250
0674689674
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to the architecture, people and culture of Pompeii, focusing on both grand public spaces and private villas. With 21 color illustrations and 55 halftones, including site plans, models, mosaics and sculpture.
$38.00

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

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

Greene on Capri, A Memoir

ITL440
Shirley Hazzard
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2001
160
0374527776
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
1
This book is ultimately a memoir about the author's friendship with Graham Greene, but there's plenty of commentary of Capri’s history and culture for those seeking a flavor of the place.
$22.00

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

Italian Journey, 1786-1788

ITL144
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, W.H. Auden (Translator), Elizabeth Meyer (Translator)
Penguin
1992
498
0140442332
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
"Sicily is the key to everything" is only one of Goethe's many astute observations included in this Penguin Classics edition of his journals and letters from his grand tour of southern Italy.
$19.00

Cabal

ITL620
Michael Dibdin
Vintage Books
2000
241
0375707700
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Zen is called to the Vatican to investigate the death of Prince Ludovico Ruspanti, who plunged from the roof of St. Peter's Basilica.
$16.00

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 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

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

Rome Map

ITL60
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2016
2
3866093020
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy map at a scale of 1:11,000, with a more detailed overview of the city center.
$9.95

Lonely Planet Italian Phrasebook

ITL531
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
272
1786574500
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy, palm-sized guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

The Food of Italy

ITL75
Waverly Root
Vintage Books
1992
750
0679738967
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Evocative of Italy and its diverse cuisine, this classic book, organized geographically, offers a cook's tour of the country. It's a well-informed and wonderful culinary guide.
$22.00

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

Pompeii, Public and Private Life

ITL114
Paul Zanker, Deborah Schneider (Translator)
Harvard University Press
1999
250
0674689674
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to the architecture, people and culture of Pompeii, focusing on both grand public spaces and private villas. With 21 color illustrations and 55 halftones, including site plans, models, mosaics and sculpture.
$38.00

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

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

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

Italian Journey, 1786-1788

ITL144
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, W.H. Auden (Translator), Elizabeth Meyer (Translator)
Penguin
1992
498
0140442332
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
"Sicily is the key to everything" is only one of Goethe's many astute observations included in this Penguin Classics edition of his journals and letters from his grand tour of southern Italy.
$19.00

Cabal

ITL620
Michael Dibdin
Vintage Books
2000
241
0375707700
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Zen is called to the Vatican to investigate the death of Prince Ludovico Ruspanti, who plunged from the roof of St. Peter's Basilica.
$16.00

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 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

More Books

The Ancient Mediterranean

MED10
Michael Grant
Plume
1990
374
0452010373
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Grant, a well-known classical scholar, provides this comprehensive history of the peoples and cultures of the Mediterranean, including Egypt, Israel, Crete, Greece, the Roman states and many others. A very well-researched account of Western history's roots.
$20.00

The Birth of Venus, A Novel

ITL532
Sarah Dunant
Random House
2004
397
0812968972
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A rich novel of art, passion and patronage, memorably set in late 15th-century Florence and prominently featuring the famously pious reformer Savonarola.
$17.00

Blue Guide Sicily

ITL125
Ellen Grady
W. W. Norton & Company
2016
540
1905131747
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This in-depth guide to Sicily's ancient history and archaeology features detailed maps and site plans.
$26.95

Cadogan Guide Sicily

ITL115
Dana Facaros
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
352
1860113974
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive look at the region from the excellent British guidebook series.
$18.95

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

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

A Concise History of Italy

ITL35
Christopher Duggan
Cambridge University Press
2013
360
0521747430
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
From the Romans to the Renaissance, Reform, National Unity, the Rise of Fascism and modern republic, professor Duggan covers the sweep of history in the region with authority.
$29.99

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

Edith Wharton's Italian Gardens

ITL716
Vivian Russell
Frances Lincoln
1997
192
0711211558
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
1
Edith Wharton's essays on the magnificent villa gardens of Lombardy, Veneto, Florence, Siena and Rome are as full of interest today as when they were first published in 1904.
$45.00

Encyclopedia of Volcanoes

GEO23
Haraldur Sigurdsson (Editor)
Academic Press
2000
1456
012643140X
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
1
An authoritative, enormous reference on volcanoes and volcanology, with 82 essays written by experts in the field.
$134.00

Eyewitness Guide Italy

ITL32
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
672
1465460438
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 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

Fodor's See It Italy

ITL550
Fodor's
Fodor's
2011
496
140000554X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Fodor's informative guide to touring Italy, notable for its especially vibrant presentation of the country.
$24.99

For the Beauty of the Earth: Birding, Opera, and Other Journeys

BRD35
Thomas Urquhart
Perseus
2006
320
1593760930
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Urquhart chronicles a lifelong affair with nature, combined with a passion for music, as he travels-- and bird watches-- through pastoral England, Italy, the Camargue in Provence, and the villages of Mali.
$15.00

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
$26.95

Herculaneum: Italy's Buried Treasure

ITL41
Joseph Jay Deiss
J. Paul Getty Museum
1989
222
0892361646
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An artful and wonderfully written description of the daily life of the Romans at the time of the destruction of Herculaneum.
$19.95

Here Is Where We Meet

EUR189
John Berger
Vintage Books
2006
256
1400079330
PAPER
Literature
8/9/2005
0
0
0
0
This reflective novel weaves a portrait of several European countries through encounters with the dead -- from the narrator's mother, whom he discovers on a park bench in Lisbon, to a childhood friend wandering a market in Krakow.
$16.00

Il Postino

ITL541
Michael Radford
Baker & Taylor Video
1995
1558904255
DVD
Film
0
0
0
1
A shy Italian postman who learns the ways of poetry and romance while delivering mail to the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.
$19.99

The Inferno of Dante, A New Verse Translation

ITL411
Dante Alighieri, Robert Pinsky (Translator)
Noonday Press
1996
355
0374524521
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The celebrated modern translation of Dante's "Inferno."
$12.00

Insight Guide Italy

ITL108
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2017
464
1786716127
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In its hallmark style, this glossy guide is a full-color introduction to the land, people and history of Italy written by a team of experts. Brief background essays highlight important topics.
$24.99

Insight Guide Mediterranean Cruises

MED94
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2009
300
9814120758
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
Covering 120 ports of call throughout the Mediterranean from the Canary Islands to Egypt.
$22.95

Italian English Bilingual Visual Dictionary

ITL626
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2005
360
0756612969
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
With thousands of neatly arranged color photographs, this compact book is impressively comprehensive, covering everything from the basics of la casa (house) to the vocabulary of le granaglie e i legumi secchi (grains and legumes).
$14.95

Italian Hours

ITL07
Henry James
Penguin
1992
376
0140435077
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A classic series of travel essays written between 1872 and 1909 on the art, religion and people of Italy. James is an observant guide to 19th-century Rome, Naples, Florence and other great destinations. Part of the Penguin Classics series.
$17.00

The Italians

ITL33
Luigi Barzini
Abbeville Publishing Group
0786107200
CASETTE TAPE
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Audio version of the classic essay on the Italian character, first published in 1964.
$69.95

Italy and Its Invaders

ITL661
Girolamo Arnaldi
Harvard University Press
2008
240
0674018702
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wide-ranging history of the many empires and world powers that have invaded Italy, and their lasting influences, both positive and negative, on Italian art, architecture and culture up to the present day.
$21.00

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

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

La Dolce Vita

ITL543
Federico Fellini
1960
1417200227
DVD
Film
0
0
0
1
Fellini's celebrated masterpiece about a Roman tabloid reporter who fully indulges in the decadence of "the sweet life."
$39.98

The Leopard

ITL11
Giuseppe Di Lampedusa
Pantheon Books
2007
384
0375714790
PAPER
Literature
0
1
0
0
Evoking a lost world of privilege and tradition, Di Lampedusa's memorable tale, set on a rural Sicilian estate during the days of independence, follows the world-weary Don Fabrizio, Prince of Salina. A classic, now in a 50th anniversary edition.
$16.00

M, The Man Who Became Caravaggio

ART47
Peter Robb
Picador USA
2000
592
0312274742
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
1
A masterful biography of the Renaissance painter by the author of "Midnight in Sicily."
$24.00

Mammals of Europe

FG61
Priscilla Barrett, David W. MacDonald
Princeton University Press
2002
320
0691091609
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Published by Princeton, this is a field guide to land and marine mammals throughout Europe, both endemic and introduced. With more than 600 color illustrations of over 200 mammals.
$49.95

Master and Commander, The Far Side of the World

GPS66
Peter Weir (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2014
630835239X
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
Russell Crowe stars in this adaptation of two Patrick O'Brian novels, a swashbuckling adventure set off the coast of Cape Horn in 1805.
$7.00

The Middle Sea

MED98
John Julius Norwich
Vintage Books
2007
720
1400034280
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A marvelous writer who has already written on Byzantium, Venice and the Sahara, Norwich spins his magic in this story of culture, trade and politics, royalty and rulers, wars and religion in the Mediterranean.
$21.00

Midnight in Sicily, On Art, Food, History, Travel and La Cosa Nostra

ITL74
Peter Robb
Picador USA
2007
400
0312426844
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Combining interviews, research and essays on Sicilian history and culture, this vivid report by journalist Robb is a superb introduction to Italy's glorious, corrupt and troubled south.
$21.00

Modern Naples, A Documentary History, 1799-1999

ITL351
John Santore
Italica Press
2001
374
0934977534
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A source book and history of Naples from its foundations to Bourbon Capital and unification.
$30.00

Odyssey of Homer

GRE30
Robert Fagles
Viking
1996
560
0670821624
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Translator Robert Fagles captures the poetry and power of The Odyssey in this new translation, celebrated for its clarity and expressiveness.
$35.00

Old Calabria

ITL475
Norman Douglas
St. Martins
2010
357
1848851138
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A classic account of adventures in southernmost Italy, first published in 1915.
$21.00

On Persephone's Island

ITL03
Mary Taylor Simeti
Vintage Books
1986
352
0679764143
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Strong on the delights of rural life, Simeti's portrait of Sicily takes the form of a year-long journal, capturing the spirit of the people, daily life, traditions and the land.
$16.95

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

On the Shores of the Mediterranean

MED25
Eric Newby
Gardners Books
2011
448
0007367910
PAPER
Travel Narrative
9/14/2011
0
0
0
0
A sparkling observer and famously entertaining, Newby tackles the Mediterranean in this merry classic account of travels to North Africa, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Cairo and Jerusalem.
$19.75

One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in Italy

ITL546
Paolo Lazzarin
Rizzoli International
2014
276
0847842940
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This pocket-sized pictorial guide to some of Italy’s hidden gems features towns from twenty diverse regions, each with varied landscapes, architecture and local specialties.
$25.00

Pimsleur Quick & Simple Italian

ITL630
Pimsleur Language Method
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2005
0743509552
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Four audio CDs with eight 30-minute lessons in basic Italian, covering elementary vocabulary and phrases used in travel and everyday situations.
$19.95

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

The Rise of Christianity

MED64
Rodney Stark
HarperCollins
1997
272
0060677015
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
The subtitle to this book says it all: "How the Obscure, Marginal Jesus Movement Became the Dominant Religious Force in the Western World in a Few Centuries."
$16.99

Rough Guide Italy

ITL328
Ros Belford
Rough Guides
2013
1096
1409362647
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide in the British series with a good overview of culture and history, dozens of sketch maps and extensive listings.
$26.99

Short Stories in Italian, Racconti in Italiano

ITL730
Nick Roberts (Editor)
Penguin Putnam
2001
174
0140265406
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These modern tales in the bilingual series of Penguin Parallel Texts make for good reading in any language.
$15.00

Sicily Adventure Map

ITL20
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2011
2
1566955424
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Printed on water- and tear-resistant paper, this handy, double-sided map (1:200,000) map includes insets of Lipari and other islands.
$11.95

Sometimes the Soul, Two Novellas of Sicily

ITL113
Gioia Timpanelli
Vintage Books
1999
192
0375707220
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
1
Timpanelli reworks ancient Sicilian tales into two captivating modern novellas; one, "Ruesna, Not Quite Love" is a lyrical retelling of "Beauty and the Beast," set against the rustic backdrop of rural Sicily.
$15.00

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

Southern Italy Map

ITL222
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2011
2
8836507921
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A regional map of Italy, stretching from Rome to the southern tip.
$14.95

That Fine Italian Hand

ITL346
Paul Hoffman
Henry Holt and Company
1991
246
0805017291
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A former newspaperman in Rome, Hoffman spears the Italians in this affectionate portrait of Italian society with all its quirks, contradictions, and energy.
$18.99

Travelers' Tales Italy

ITL182
Ann Calcagno (Editor), Jan Morris (Introduction)
Traveler's Tales
2001
437
1885211724
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
1
A collection of 48 stories on traveling in Italy and Italian life, featuring the writing of Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, Frances Mayes, Jonathan Keats, Stanley Crouch and others.
$18.95

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

Tuscany in Mind

ITL607
Alice Powers (Editor)
Vintage Books
2005
400
1400076757
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A fine literary anthology covering the region's history, geography, culture and (of course) food, featuring contributions by luminaries including D.H. Lawrence and Robert Browning.
$16.95

A Vittorini Omnibus

ITL10
Elio Vittorini, Ernest Hemingway (Introduction)
New Directions Publishing Corporation
1973
308
0811204995
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
1
These short novels by a modern master include Vittorini's classic tale of a sophisticated man who returns to his native village in Sicily.
$18.95

Voice of the Violin

ITL537
Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli (Translator)
Penguin Putnam
2004
256
0142004456
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
The fourth installment in the popular Inspector Montalbano series, complete with a quirky cast of Sicilian characters.
$16.00

Wine Country Europe, Touring, Tasting, And Buying At European Regional Wineries

EUR191
Ornella D'Alessio, Marco Santini
Rizzoli International
2005
324
0847827704
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Part how-to, part guidebook, part picture book, this charming coffee table treat covers sprawling French vineyards as well as lesser-known hidden treasures in Austria and Hungary.
$35.00

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Odyssey of Homer

GRE30
Robert Fagles
Viking
1996
560
0670821624
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Translator Robert Fagles captures the poetry and power of The Odyssey in this new translation, celebrated for its clarity and expressiveness.
$35.00

On Persephone's Island

ITL03
Mary Taylor Simeti
Vintage Books
1986
352
0679764143
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Strong on the delights of rural life, Simeti's portrait of Sicily takes the form of a year-long journal, capturing the spirit of the people, daily life, traditions and the land.
$16.95

Italian Hours

ITL07
Henry James
Penguin
1992
376
0140435077
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A classic series of travel essays written between 1872 and 1909 on the art, religion and people of Italy. James is an observant guide to 19th-century Rome, Naples, Florence and other great destinations. Part of the Penguin Classics series.
$17.00

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

The Leopard

ITL11
Giuseppe Di Lampedusa
Pantheon Books
2007
384
0375714790
PAPER
Literature
0
1
0
0
Evoking a lost world of privilege and tradition, Di Lampedusa's memorable tale, set on a rural Sicilian estate during the days of independence, follows the world-weary Don Fabrizio, Prince of Salina. A classic, now in a 50th anniversary edition.
$16.00

Insight Guide Italy

ITL108
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2017
464
1786716127
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In its hallmark style, this glossy guide is a full-color introduction to the land, people and history of Italy written by a team of experts. Brief background essays highlight important topics.
$24.99

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

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

Sicily Adventure Map

ITL20
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2011
2
1566955424
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Printed on water- and tear-resistant paper, this handy, double-sided map (1:200,000) map includes insets of Lipari and other islands.
$11.95

Eyewitness Guide Italy

ITL32
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
672
1465460438
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

The Italians

ITL33
Luigi Barzini
Abbeville Publishing Group
0786107200
CASETTE TAPE
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Audio version of the classic essay on the Italian character, first published in 1964.
$69.95

The Ancient Mediterranean

MED10
Michael Grant
Plume
1990
374
0452010373
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Grant, a well-known classical scholar, provides this comprehensive history of the peoples and cultures of the Mediterranean, including Egypt, Israel, Crete, Greece, the Roman states and many others. A very well-researched account of Western history's roots.
$20.00

A Concise History of Italy

ITL35
Christopher Duggan
Cambridge University Press
2013
360
0521747430
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
From the Romans to the Renaissance, Reform, National Unity, the Rise of Fascism and modern republic, professor Duggan covers the sweep of history in the region with authority.
$29.99

Herculaneum: Italy's Buried Treasure

ITL41
Joseph Jay Deiss
J. Paul Getty Museum
1989
222
0892361646
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An artful and wonderfully written description of the daily life of the Romans at the time of the destruction of Herculaneum.
$19.95

Midnight in Sicily, On Art, Food, History, Travel and La Cosa Nostra

ITL74
Peter Robb
Picador USA
2007
400
0312426844
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Combining interviews, research and essays on Sicilian history and culture, this vivid report by journalist Robb is a superb introduction to Italy's glorious, corrupt and troubled south.
$21.00

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

On the Shores of the Mediterranean

MED25
Eric Newby
Gardners Books
2011
448
0007367910
PAPER
Travel Narrative
9/14/2011
0
0
0
0
A sparkling observer and famously entertaining, Newby tackles the Mediterranean in this merry classic account of travels to North Africa, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Cairo and Jerusalem.
$19.75

Cadogan Guide Sicily

ITL115
Dana Facaros
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
352
1860113974
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive look at the region from the excellent British guidebook series.
$18.95

Blue Guide Sicily

ITL125
Ellen Grady
W. W. Norton & Company
2016
540
1905131747
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This in-depth guide to Sicily's ancient history and archaeology features detailed maps and site plans.
$26.95

Southern Italy Map

ITL222
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2011
2
8836507921
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A regional map of Italy, stretching from Rome to the southern tip.
$14.95

Rough Guide Italy

ITL328
Ros Belford
Rough Guides
2013
1096
1409362647
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide in the British series with a good overview of culture and history, dozens of sketch maps and extensive listings.
$26.99

The Rise of Christianity

MED64
Rodney Stark
HarperCollins
1997
272
0060677015
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
The subtitle to this book says it all: "How the Obscure, Marginal Jesus Movement Became the Dominant Religious Force in the Western World in a Few Centuries."
$16.99

That Fine Italian Hand

ITL346
Paul Hoffman
Henry Holt and Company
1991
246
0805017291
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A former newspaperman in Rome, Hoffman spears the Italians in this affectionate portrait of Italian society with all its quirks, contradictions, and energy.
$18.99

The Inferno of Dante, A New Verse Translation

ITL411
Dante Alighieri, Robert Pinsky (Translator)
Noonday Press
1996
355
0374524521
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The celebrated modern translation of Dante's "Inferno."
$12.00

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

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

Mammals of Europe

FG61
Priscilla Barrett, David W. MacDonald
Princeton University Press
2002
320
0691091609
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Published by Princeton, this is a field guide to land and marine mammals throughout Europe, both endemic and introduced. With more than 600 color illustrations of over 200 mammals.
$49.95

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

Modern Naples, A Documentary History, 1799-1999

ITL351
John Santore
Italica Press
2001
374
0934977534
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A source book and history of Naples from its foundations to Bourbon Capital and unification.
$30.00

Old Calabria

ITL475
Norman Douglas
St. Martins
2010
357
1848851138
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A classic account of adventures in southernmost Italy, first published in 1915.
$21.00

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

The Birth of Venus, A Novel

ITL532
Sarah Dunant
Random House
2004
397
0812968972
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A rich novel of art, passion and patronage, memorably set in late 15th-century Florence and prominently featuring the famously pious reformer Savonarola.
$17.00

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

Voice of the Violin

ITL537
Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli (Translator)
Penguin Putnam
2004
256
0142004456
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
The fourth installment in the popular Inspector Montalbano series, complete with a quirky cast of Sicilian characters.
$16.00

Master and Commander, The Far Side of the World

GPS66
Peter Weir (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2014
630835239X
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
Russell Crowe stars in this adaptation of two Patrick O'Brian novels, a swashbuckling adventure set off the coast of Cape Horn in 1805.
$7.00

One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in Italy

ITL546
Paolo Lazzarin
Rizzoli International
2014
276
0847842940
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This pocket-sized pictorial guide to some of Italy’s hidden gems features towns from twenty diverse regions, each with varied landscapes, architecture and local specialties.
$25.00

Fodor's See It Italy

ITL550
Fodor's
Fodor's
2011
496
140000554X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Fodor's informative guide to touring Italy, notable for its especially vibrant presentation of the country.
$24.99

Tuscany in Mind

ITL607
Alice Powers (Editor)
Vintage Books
2005
400
1400076757
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A fine literary anthology covering the region's history, geography, culture and (of course) food, featuring contributions by luminaries including D.H. Lawrence and Robert Browning.
$16.95

Italian English Bilingual Visual Dictionary

ITL626
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2005
360
0756612969
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
With thousands of neatly arranged color photographs, this compact book is impressively comprehensive, covering everything from the basics of la casa (house) to the vocabulary of le granaglie e i legumi secchi (grains and legumes).
$14.95

Pimsleur Quick & Simple Italian

ITL630
Pimsleur Language Method
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2005
0743509552
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Four audio CDs with eight 30-minute lessons in basic Italian, covering elementary vocabulary and phrases used in travel and everyday situations.
$19.95

Here Is Where We Meet

EUR189
John Berger
Vintage Books
2006
256
1400079330
PAPER
Literature
8/9/2005
0
0
0
0
This reflective novel weaves a portrait of several European countries through encounters with the dead -- from the narrator's mother, whom he discovers on a park bench in Lisbon, to a childhood friend wandering a market in Krakow.
$16.00

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
$26.95

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

Wine Country Europe, Touring, Tasting, And Buying At European Regional Wineries

EUR191
Ornella D'Alessio, Marco Santini
Rizzoli International
2005
324
0847827704
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Part how-to, part guidebook, part picture book, this charming coffee table treat covers sprawling French vineyards as well as lesser-known hidden treasures in Austria and Hungary.
$35.00

Italy and Its Invaders

ITL661
Girolamo Arnaldi
Harvard University Press
2008
240
0674018702
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wide-ranging history of the many empires and world powers that have invaded Italy, and their lasting influences, both positive and negative, on Italian art, architecture and culture up to the present day.
$21.00