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Essential Reading Package-EXITL642

Item EXITL642. Buy these 4 items as a set for $63 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

Italy North Map

ITL38
Reise Know How
Reise Know How
2014
1
3831772851
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Scaled at 1:400,000, this German-produced map of Italy focuses on the country's northern borders and stops in northern Tuscany. Double-sided. Printed on tear- and water-resistant paper.
$14.95

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

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

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

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

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

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

For Kids

Italian Picture Word Book

ITA537
Hayward Cirker
Dover Publications
1994
32
0486282023
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A simple and enjoyable language introduction to Italian for young readers. Each scene contains dozens of familiar objects (household items, clothing, foods, furniture, people, animals and much more). To make things more fun, all the pictures can be colored!
$3.99

More Books

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 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

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.
$15.00

A Traveller in Italy

ITL417
H.V. Morton, Barbara Grizzuti Harrison (Introduction)
Da Capo Press
2002
640
0306810786
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The much-beloved, enduring account of Morton's ramblings in the temples, tombs and villas of Tuscany, Lombardy, Emilia and the Veneto.
$25.00

The Renaissance, A Short History

ITL774
Paul Johnson
Modern Library
2002
208
0812966198
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The history, background, literature, sculpture, paintings and architecture of the Renaissance in just over 200 lively, thought-provoking pages.
$17.00

Worth Looking For

Cadogan Italian Riviera & Piemonte

ITL407
Michael Pauls, Dana Facaros
Cadogan Books
2008
332
1860113915
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
An authoritative guide to Liguria, including Cinque Terre, Portofino, Genoa and lesser-known destinations. Strong on practical information, it's also a good overview of the history, culture and cuisine of the region.
$21.95

The Devil in the Hills

ITL430
Cesare Pavese
Dufour Editions
2002
220
0720611180
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
1
This book, the most personal of the many stories, poems and novels of Pavese, follows the summer adventures of three young men in the hills, vineyards and villages of the author's native Piedmont.
$23.95

Italian Baroque and Rococo Architecture

ITL687
John Varriano
Oxford University Press
1996
329
0195035488
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
1
A scholarly, illustrated survey of the Baroque and Rococo treasures of Italy.
$85.95

Biba's Italy

ITL777
Biba Caggiano
Workman Publishing Company
2006
320
1579653170
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
1
Caggiano focuses on regional, seasonal food in this omnibus cookbook (featuring 100 recipes), menu planner and travel guide to Rome, Florence, Bologna, Milan and Venice. Nicely produced, this handsome sepia-toned book includes recommended restaurants, cafes and markets in each city.
$32.00

Autumn in Piemonte

ITA50
Simon Griffiths (Photographer), Manuela Darling-Gansser
Independent Publishers Group
2009
208
1740665546
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
1
A lavishly illustrated culinary portrait of Italy's most productive agricultural region, from countryside trattorias to opulent Turin cafes.
$35.00

A Private Affair

ITA140
Beppe Fenoglio
Trafalgar Square
2007
144
1843914263
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
1
Fenoglio's widely regarded novella is set in the Piedmont in 1943 as Italy surrenders to the Allies.
$17.95