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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.
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Eyewitness Guide Florence & Tuscany

ITL46
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
328
146545733X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Superbly illustrated, this compact guide shows the neighborhoods, museums, shops and sites of Florence and surroundings in full color.
$25.00

Tuscany Map

ITL102
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2016
1
8840207589
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This regional map is even better, now printed on water- and tear-resistant paper. 1:200,000.
$15.95

Cinque Terre, Portofino Hiking Map

ITL159
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2015
1
3707905098
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Scaled at 1:50,000, this one-sided, color map depicts Italy from Sestri Levante to Montemarcello, with an inset of Portofino. Ideal for exploring this beautiful stretch of the Italian coast. Printed on water- and tear-resistant paper.
$14.95

Eyewitness Guide Italian Riviera

ITL566
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
224
1465457321
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handsome, beautifully illustrated and informative compact guide to Liguria. It covers places, recommended excursions, hotels and attractions from the border with France east to La Spezia.
$20.00

The Tuscan Year, Tuscan Life and Food in an Italian Valley

ITL131
Elizabeth Romer
North Point Press
1996
182
0865473870
PAPER
Food
0
1
0
0
An intimate portrait of life on a Tuscan farm as seen primarily through the robust food and a Longitude favorite. Romer captures the goings-on in the countryside, and especially in the Cerotti kitchen, where traditional Tuscan rural food is prepared with loving care. Every chapter includes concisely described recipes.
$15.00

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

The Most Beautiful Villages of Tuscany

ITL261
James Bentley, Hugh Palmer (Photographer)
Thames & Hudson
2012
216
0500289972
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This handsome oversize picture book is a portrait of the Tuscan landscape and people. It contains maps, a travel guide and many color photographs.
$26.95

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

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

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

Reluctant Saint, The Life of Francis of Assisi

ITL849
Donald Spoto
Penguin Putnam
2003
272
0142196258
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Spoto draws on fascinating new research to explore the travels, spirit and work of the beloved saint. This engaging portrait provides an excellent overview of the life of St. Francis.
$16.00

Songbirds, Truffles and Wolves, An American Naturalist in Italy

ITL99
Gary Paul Nabhan
Viking
1994
256
0140239723
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The author, a poet and naturalist, heads along the Franciscan Way from Florence to Assisi. This most unusual travelogue combines natural history, spirituality and a lively appreciation of local food and food traditions. A print-on-demand paperback.
$16.00

Amazing Disgrace

ITL806
James Hamilton-Paterson
Consortium
2006
1933372192
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Darker than Hamilton-Paterson's previous outing (Cooking With Fernet) starring Gerald Samper, this hilarious sequel skewers British pretension and the glories of expatriate life in Tuscany.
$14.95

Summer's Lease

ITL580
John Mortimer
Penguin Putnam
1991
288
0140158278
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
A well-paced mystery set in the Tuscan countryside, by Sir John Morimer, author of Rumpole of the Bailey. Poor Molly Pargeter’s idyll is upset when the water supply fails and a neighbor dies. John Gielgud starred in the Masterpiece Theatre adaptation as the seriously mischievous Haverford Downs.
$18.00

Tuscany For Beginners

ITL609
Imogen Edwards-Jones
Ballantine Books
2005
323
0345478800
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this deliciously wicked tale, British novelist Edward-Jones skewers the pretensions of the English abroad, taking as her target the sodden proprietress of a mediocre B&B in Tuscany.
$13.95

For Kids

Starry Messenger, Galileo Galilei

ITL331
Peter Sis
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2000
40
0374470278
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A beautifully illustrated homage to Galileo for children ages 6 to 8. In simple prose, Sis chronicles Galileo's life and evokes the Renaissance world. It's a memorable introduction to science and Italy.
$8.99

Leonardo da Vinci

ITL694
Diane Stanley
HarperCollins
2000
48
0688161553
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A pictorial biography for young readers. Award-winning writer-illustrator Diane Stanley delves into Da Vinci's troubled past, his brilliance and innovation. Written for grades three through five.
$6.99

Lorenzo de' Medici, Florence's Great Leader and Patron of the Arts

ITL932
Lee Hancock
Aa Balkema
2004
112
140420315X
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This illustrated history describes in detail the tremendous impact of this great patron of the arts and explains why he is called "Lorenzo the Magnificent."
$38.10