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Essential Reading Package-EXITL920

Item EXITL920. Buy these 4 items as a set for $70 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Apulia, An Armchair Traveller's History

ITA369
Desmond Seward
Haus Publishing
2013
320
1907973753
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Desmond Seward takes in the landscapes, cave towns, frescoed churches, Romanesque cathedrals and Gothic castles of Apulia in this history, the second book in the Armchair Traveller's History series.
$19.95

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

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

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 Italy Food Companion

ITA195
Blue Guides
Blue Guides
2016
200
1905131739
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This pocket guide to ordering, understanding and enjoying the best of Italian food can be used in preparation for a visit to Italy or as a handy reference while you're there.
$12.99

Culture Smart! Italy

ITL877
Charles Abbott
Kuperard
2016
168
1857338308
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to Italian customs, etiquette and culture along with helpful travel advice.
$11.99

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

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

Puglia

ITA525
Tara Russell
Phaidon Press
2015
272
0714868884
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
This appetizing portrait of the Puglia region of Italy is the third installment in Phaidon’s Silver Spoon cookbook series. Russell provides information on the area’s bountiful produce markets and olive groves alongside over 50 recipes.
$39.95

Sharing Puglia, Delicious, Simple Food from Undiscovered Italy

ITA506
Luca Lorusso
Rizzoli International
2015
256
174270848X
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
In a sleek, modern design featuring stunning photography, this cookbook offers 80 authentic Pugliese recipes such as kingfish crudo with fresh fava beans, Caciocavallo and scampi with fresh chicory and pomegranate.
$39.95

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

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 Appian Way

ITA310
Robert A. Kaster
University of Chicago Press
2012
124
0226425711
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
A professor of classics at Princeton, Robert Kaster brings flair and scholarship to this charmingly digressive, extended essay on his travels from Rome to Brinbdisi on the Via Appia. Kaster includes a "baker's dozen" of must-stops, a frank caution about the terrifying traffic leaving Rome, recommended reading and other tips for the travelers.
$22.50

The Appian Way, From Its Foundation to the Middle Ages

ITA321
Ivana della Portella
Getty Trust Publications
2004
240
0892367520
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Tracing the full route of the Via Appia 365 miles south from Rome, this lavish book by the Getty Museum documents the Via Appia in essays and marvelous color photographs.
$45.00

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.
$20.00

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

Falcon of Palermo

ITA15
Maria R. Bordihn
Grove Press
2006
422
080214232X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This lively fictionalized account of the life of Frederick II illuminates his epic struggle to regain control of the Roman Empire in the 13th-century, his complex relationship with the Church and his lusty appetite for both women and power.
$15.00

Italian Folktales

ITL314
Italo Calvino
Harcourt Books
1992
763
0156454890
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A treasured collection of 200 lively folk tales presented by one of the modern masters of Italian fiction. Calvino's elegant rendering of these old stories reveals his great affection for the folkloric traditions of his childhood.
$25.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Italy Adventure Map

ITA220
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2012
1
156695536X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A shaded, color map of Italy, at a scale of 1:1,000,000.
$12.95

Salento by 5

ITA669
David Fielding
Gemelli Press
2016
164
0986439088
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Three local Italians and two American travelers collaborated on this guide to Salento, the southernmost Italian region of Puglia. Filled with helpful travel trips, personal reminisences, recipes and artful sketches, the guide creatively introduces the culture, traditions and cuisine of Puglia.
$26.95

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

Worth Looking For

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

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

Masseria, The Italian Farm Houses of Puglia

ITA492
Diane Lewis, Mark Roskams (Photographer)
Rizzoli International
2011
239
0847835901
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
1
Featuring 200 color photographs of this region's simple, open farmhouses, this gorgeous book is a great introduction to Italy's sun-drenched coast. Most of the featured buildings are made of medieval stucco and calcified stone -- a simple and striking combination. Also includes essays by renowned architect and professor Diane Lewis.
$55.00