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The Sweet Life: Rome & Sorrento

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. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Essential Reading Package-EXITL937

Item EXITL937. Buy these 6 items as a set for $92 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Pompeii, The Day a City Died

ITL01
Robert Etienne
Thames & Hudson UK
1992
215
0810928558
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
This indispensable pocket guide illustrates daily life in the city as revealed by its evocative frescoes, mosaics and treasures.
$15.95

Ancient Rome: Art, Architecture, and History

ITL419
Ada Gabucci (Editor)
Getty Trust Publications
2002
144
0892366567
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This lively, illustrated survey of Ancient Rome's monuments, history and art is a terrific introduction.
$19.95

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Rome

ITA360
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
288
1465457224
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Written specifically for parents with kids ages 4 - 12, Family Guide Rome highlights the best things for a family to do and see together.
$25.00

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Naples & Amalfi Coast

ITA178
Jeffrey Kennedy
DK Publishing
2017
144
1465457445
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions. With a pull-out map.
$14.00

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

Rome Map

ITL60
Berndtson & Berndtson
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

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

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

From Pompeii, The Afterlife of a Roman Town

ITA431
Ingrid D. Rowland
Belknap Press
2015
352
0674088093
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Rowland’s history of Pompeii focuses not only on the archaeological discoveries in the ancient city, but the experiences of the artists, writers, actors and others who have explored the ruins.
$19.50

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

Naples Declared

ITA315
Benjamin Taylor
Penguin Putnam
2013
240
0143123467
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "A Walk Along the Bay," Taylor's book takes in the splendor and grit of the city from street level. Mixing his travels with history, Taylor quotes from storied visitors over the ages and indelible portraits of the characters he meets.
$18.00

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

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

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

Michelangelo, A Life in Six Masterpieces

ITA454
Miles J. Unger
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2015
448
1451678789
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This highly readable biography of Michelangelo will delight the traveler with its accessible explanations of six of the artist's well-known masterpieces, such as the Pieta, David, the Sistine Chapel fresco and St. Peter's Basilica.
$17.00

St. Peter's

ITL886
Keith Miller, Mary Beard (Editor)
Harvard University Press
2012
256
0674063953
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Miller traces the evolution of St. Peter's from its original incarnation, built on the orders of Emperor Constantine, to its medieval rebirth and additions by Michelangelo, Bernini and Maderno in this history, guide and celebration of the great baroque basilica.
$16.00

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

The Fires of Vesuvius, Pompeii Lost and Found

ITA46
Mary Beard
Harvard University Press
2010
384
0674045866
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
With the panache of a gifted classicist, Mary Beard (Wonders of the World) conjures daily life in celebrated Pompeii, not only demolishing with particular relish the many myths that have grown up around the place but also emphasizing the limits of our knowledge. Some things we simply shall never know for certain.
$21.00

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

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

The Ancient Shore

ITL967
Shirley Hazzard
University of Chicago Press
2009
144
0226322025
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Hazzard's lyrical collection of essays on the history, beauty, complexities and contradictions of Naples. Includes a celebrated New Yorker essay by husband Francis Steegmuller.
$13.00

Augustus

ITA468
John Williams
NYRB
2014
336
1590178211
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Winner of the National Book Award, this historical novel set in classical Rome tells the story of the founder of the Roman Empire, Augustus, in the epistolary style.
$15.95

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.
$13.95

Cosi Fan Tutti

ITL623
Michael Dibdin
Vintage Books
1998
247
0679779116
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Romantic entanglements complicate the investigation of a murder in Naples in this installment of the enjoyable series.
$14.95

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

Pompeii, A Novel

ITL560
Robert Harris
Random House
2004
368
0345475674
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this fast-paced historical novel set in Pompeii, a young engineer sets out to repair the Roman aqueducts and discovers the imminent eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Full of suspense and historical detail.
$16.00

Sailing to Capri

ITL965
Elizabeth Adler
Griffin Publishing
2007
400
0312339666
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Bestselling author Adler weaves a suspenseful tale of a cruise, where nothing is what it seems, no one is telling the truth, and murder happens. A good beach (or cruise ship) read, ideal for fans of romance novels.
$25.99

The Smiles of Rome, A Literary Companion for Readers and Travelers

ITL573
Susan Cahill
Ballantine Books
2005
332
034543420X
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully inspired anthology featuring excerpts from 29 writers and artists interspersed with practical suggestions for travelers.
$16.00

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.
$20.00

More Books

Eyewitness Guide Naples & Amalfi Coast

ITL107
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
252
1465427066
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

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

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

For Kids

Eyewitness: Ancient Rome

ITL337
Simon James, Nick Nichols (Photographer)
DK Publishing
2015
72
1465435689
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A visually rich survey of ancient Rome, this book in the excellent Eyewitness series explores daily life and history in the city and the outlying empire.
$9.99

The Diary of Melanie Martin: Or How I Survived Matt the Brat, Michelangelo, and the Leaning Tower of Pizza

ITL438
Carol Weston
2001
144
0440416671
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Ten-year-old Melanie tells all about her family's summer trip to Italy, writing it all down in her dear diary. A hit on the middle-school market, it packs in a lot of cultural information while being very of-the-moment. Ages 8-10.
$6.99

Kids Italian Picture Dictionary

ITL449
Inc. Berlitz International
Berlitz
2004
128
0781807719
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
1,000 words central to a child's everyday life -- animals, flowers, people, colors, numbers and activities -- teach even the youngest readers Italian. Each word is illustrated and accompanied by a phonetic transcription and phrase.
$12.95

City, A Story of Roman Planning and Construction

ITL507
David MacAulay
Houghton Mifflin Company
1983
112
0395349222
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
With innovative charts, drawings, text and a glossary, master draughtsman Macaulay tackles the planning and building of a typical Roman city, circa 25 BC, creating a fascinating portrait of Roman engineering for the whole family.
$10.99

Learn Italian Together

ITL761
Living Language
Living Language
2006
1400023017
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
These multimedia boxed sets feature CDs, games, stickers and adorable illustrations to help kids and parents pick up a new language together.
$22.95

Pompeii, Lost & Found

ITL803
Mary Pope Osborne
2006
40
0375828893
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Osborne offers young readers an enticing introduction to this fascinating city, long ago buried in the ash of Vesuvius. The main focus is on life in Pompeii before the volcano erupted, including the art, markets, architecture and entertainment.
$16.95

Bodies from the Ash, Ancient Pompeii

ITL861
James M. Deem
Houghton Mifflin Company
2005
50
0618473084
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Deem recreates the life and destruction of Pompeii on that terrible day in A.D. 79. Geared for ages 9-11, the book tells the story with evocative photographs of the city and its buried inhabitants and interviews with modern-day archaeologists.
$17.99

Ancient Rome on 5 Denarii a Day

ITL979
Philip Matyszak
Thames & Hudson
2008
144
0500287600
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A practical, concise guide to Rome -- circa AD 200. This unusual book covers all the highlights of ancient Roman life, from gladiatorial shows to public bathing and provides modern readers with an imaginative overview of the city's monuments.
$18.95

Spend the Day in Ancient Rome, Projects and Activities That Bring the Past to Life

ITA60
Linda Honan
John Wiley & Son
1998
128
0471154539
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Subtitled Projects and Activities that Bring the Past to Life, this workbook zooms in on the life of a family in ancient Rome, presenting their diet, clothing and way of life through 30 hands-on activities. Geared for kids ages 8-12
$18.00

Ancient Rome and Pompeii, A Nonfiction Companion to Vacation Under the Volcano

ITA250
Mary Pope Osborne
Random House
2006
119
0375832203
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Designed to be read with Vacation Under the Volcano (ITA251, $4.99), this book is also a delightful stand-alone resource about the ancient Roman way of life during the eruption of Pompeii.
$6.99