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Sardinia

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We feature a handpicked selection of travel guides, maps, literature, books on art, nature and culture, all designed to help you get more out of your travels to Sardinia. Order an essential package, and we'll ship any additional items for free.
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Essential Reading Package-EXITL486

Item EXITL486. Buy these 4 items as a set for $64 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

After the Divorce

ITL196
Grazia Deledda, Susan Ashe (Translator)
Northwestern
1995
174
0810112493
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This powerful and tragic tale of murder and infidelity is set, like many of the Nobel Prize winning author's novels, on her native Sardinia. First published in 1902.
$17.00

Sea and Sardinia

ITL349
D.H. Lawrence
Penguin
1999
211
0141180765
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A marvelous account of a trip to Sardinia, evoking both the charms and travails of the then-remote island and the personality of the author. It's a pleasingly exaggerated, accessible portrait of life on the island, circa 1921.
$17.00

Eyewitness Guide Sardinia

ITL183
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2014
224
1465411933
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to the island of Sardinia, featuring color photography, dozens of excellent maps and a synopsis of the island's attractions.
$20.00

Sardinia Map

ITL259
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2
883651734X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful map of the island of Sardinia, at a scale of 1:200,000.
$13.95

Sardinia Adventure Map

ITL223
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2011
1
883650793X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of Sardinia at a scale of 1:220,00.
$11.95

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

Michelin Wine Trails of Italy

ITA384
Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
Michelin Travel Publications
2016
520
2067206648
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The venerable Green Guide series profiles Italy's best wine tours (along its "wine routes") with their world-famous star rating system, plus well-researched places to stay and eat, colorful maps and suggested activities. 5th edition.
$21.99

Rough Guide Sardinia

ITL564
Robert Andrews
Rough Guides
2013
344
1409363791
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive edgy guide to Sardinia in the British series with an equal focus on culture, history and travel information.
$21.99

Eating Italy

ITA417
Jeff Michaud
Hachette
2013
304
0762445874
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
American head chef Jeff Michaud takes us along on his three-year culinary journey into the world of Italian cuisine. From Paladina to Alba, Venice to Florence and everywhere in between, he dedicates himself to perfecting the "stubborn simplicity" of the country’s gastronomic delights.
$35.00

Italy Dish by Dish

ITA197
Susan Simon (Translator), Monica Cesari Sartoni
Little Bookroom
2010
336
1892145901
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
This Italian bestseller, available for the first time in English, provides an all-encompassing pocket guide to the food of Italy with 3,000 recipes, descriptions of regional wines and cheeses, definitions, local lore and more.
$24.95

The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People

GNL31
Dan Buettner
National Geographic
2015
320
1426211929
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Buettner explores the lifestyle habits that promote the longest, healthiest and happiest communities, including Nicoya Peninsula, Ikaria and Okinawa, and offers recipes and suggestions on how to cultivate your own Blue Zone.
$26.00

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.
$20.50

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 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 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 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

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

Pillars of Hercules

MED20
Paul Theroux
Fawcett
1996
509
0449910857
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Theroux seems to have had an exceptionally good time on his tour of the Mediterranean, circling the celebrated sea on foot, horseback, train and boat from Gibraltar to North Africa.
$18.00

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

Cosima

ITA252
Grazia Deledda
Italica Press
1988
160
0934977062
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The tale of one woman's struggle to become a writer in late 19th-century Nuoro, Sardinia, this beautiful, fable-like novel from the Nobel Prize-winner draws on Deledda's own experiences.
$18.00

Death in Sardinia, An Inspector Bordelli Mystery

ITA432
Marco Vichi
W. W. Norton & Company
2014
464
1605985015
HARD COVER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
This third installment in the series finds Bordelli consumed by his impending retirement. He won't have much time to brood, though, once a local loan shark is found dead.
$25.95

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

Master and Commander

MED27
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1990
412
0393307050
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The very first of O'Brian's wildly successful seafaring novels about Captain Aubrey and sidekick Maturin sets the duo against a well-researched Napoleonic Wars backdrop in the Western Mediterranean.
$15.95

Reeds in the Wind

ITA232
Grazia Deledda
Italica Press
1998
199
0934977631
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A tale of penitence and salvation about three noble sisters sinking into poverty in Sardinia. First published in Italy in 1913 by the second woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.
$18.00

The Day of Judgment

ITL997
Salvatorre Satta, Patrick Creagh (Translator)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1999
308
0374526605
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Satta's birthplace, Nuoro, Sardinia, features powerfully in this tale of Don Sebastiano and his family at the turn of the last century.
$14.00

Vendetta

ITL621
Michael Dibdin
Vintage Books
1998
260
067976853X
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
An eccentric billionaire, his wife and guests are gunned down Mob-style in his Sardinian villa in this second book in the Aurelio Zen series.
$15.00

For Kids

Orani, My Father's Village

ITA240
Claire A. Nivola
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2011
40
0374356572
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A portrait of daily life in a small Sardinian village as seen through the eyes of an American child visiting family. Geared for children ages 4-8.
$16.99

Blood Fever, A James Bond Adventure

ITA265
Charlie Higson
Hyperion
2009
347
1423122615
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This exciting title in the Young Bond Series finds a 13-year old Bond on vacation in Sardinia with his schoolmates. He's soon involved in an adventure complete with a Latin-speaking Italian secret society, villains who think they're living in the ancient Roman empire, and a kidnapped English girl in need of rescuing. For young adults.
$7.99

High Dive

ITL963
Tammar Stein
Alfred Knopf
2011
208
0375830243
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this tale of travel for young adults, Stein sketches with a deft hand both the delights of a summer trip to Europe and the protagonist's deeper concerns -- her father's recent death, her mother's recent deployment to Iraq.
$7.99

More Books

The Ancient Mariners, Seafarers and Sea Fighters of the Mediterranean in Ancient Times

OCE51
Lionel Casson
Princeton University Press
1991
246
0691014779
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The classic history of seafaring in the Mediterranean.
$37.50

Italian, A Language Map

ITL645
Kristine K. Kershul
Bilingual Books
2014
193187381X
PLASTIC CARD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This durable, foldout card gives easy phonetic pronunciation for several hundred of the most commonly-needed words and phrases.
$9.95

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

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

Lonely Planet Mediterranean Europe

MED37
Steve Fallon
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
992
174220418X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The Lonely Planet treatment of Mediterranean Europe, full of travel and background information for the independent traveler.
$29.99

Lonely Planet Sardinia

ITA31
Duncan Garwood
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
272
1742207359
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to Sardinia features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and plenty of information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. With color photographs and excellent travel information.
$21.99

Mediterranean Cruises Map

MED36
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2010
2
3707912906
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided, full-color map of the Mediterranean, including the Iberian Peninsula, the Black Sea, North Africa and the Levant, at a scale of 1:2,000,000.
$14.95

Memory and the Mediterranean

MED51
Fernand Braudel, Sian Reynolds (Translator), Roselyne de Ayala (Editor)
Vintage Books
2002
400
0375703993
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A fascinating scholarly history of the Mediterranean by Fernand Braudel, covering the cultures of the Mediterranean from prehistory to the flowering of the Roman Empire.
$18.95

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.
$18.95

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

Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome

ITL29
Christopher Scarre
Penguin Putnam
1995
144
0140513299
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A vivid overview of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire and its expansion throughout North Africa and the Mediterranean, illustrated with ingenious color maps on many topics (political borders, trade, defense, religion) and 80 color photographs.
$20.00

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

Sea Fishes of the Mediterranean

MED223
Lawson Wood
Bloomsbury USA
2016
128
147292178X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An easy-to-use guide to the sea life of the Mediterranean, one of the world’s most popular diving and snorkeling spots. Includes specially commissioned photos.
$16.00

Sicily, Three Thousand Years of Human History

ITL731
Sandra Benjamin
Steerforth Press
2007
498
158642131X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With clarity and authority, Benjamin traces the rich legacy of the Greeks and Romans, Vandals and Goths, Arab traders, Normans, Bourbons and others who have contributed to the multi-faceted history of the kingdom of Sicily.
$24.00

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

Worth Looking For

Plant Life in the World's Mediterranean Climates

MED21
Paul Dallman
University of California Press
1998
210
0520208099
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
Richly illustrated, clearly written and engaging, this book is an ecological overview of the landscapes, plants and vegetation types found in Mediterranean climates.
$38.95