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Tuscany's Chianti Region

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Essential Reading Package-EXITL840

TUSCANY'S CHIANTI REGION. Buy these 3 items as a set for $52 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

War in Val D'Orcia: An Italian War Diary, 1943-1944

ITL219
Iris Origo, Denis Mack Smith (Introduction)
David R. Godine
1995
239
0879234768
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A diary of day-to-day heroism and fortitude. The author and her family take children, deserters, escaped prisoners, and Jews fleeing the advancing Germans into their home in Tuscany.
$15.95

Walking in Tuscany

ITA348
Gillian Price
Cicerone
2010
317
1852844892
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive, practical guide in the British series covers 50 walks and itineraries throughout the region, including the wild Chianti ridge.
$22.95

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

Florence Map

ITL59
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2017
2
3866093608
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, plastic-covered city map of Florence at a scale of 1:7,000.
$9.95

Siena Map

ITL299
Litographia Artistica Cartographica
2010
2
3850841316
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A very detailed map of Siena, scale 1:7000.
$12.95

The Most Beautiful Country Towns of Tuscany

ITA330
James Bentley
Thames & Hudson
2001
224
0500510520
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Traveling north to south, Bentley captures the historic, walled and Romanesque cities of Tuscany. Includes principal sites, hotels, events and restaurants in each town. 273 illustrations.
$40.00

The Finest Wines of Tuscany and Central Italy

ITA72
Hugh Johnson (Foreword), Nicholas Belfrage
University of California Press
2009
320
0520259424
FLEXI-BOUND
Food
0
0
0
0
This astute guide to wine-making regions and villages in Tuscany includes a history of Tuscan grapes and culture, excellent color maps and profiles of select vintners and wines.
$39.95

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

Siena, City of the Virgin

ITL974
Titus Burckhardt
National Book Network
2008
144
1933316594
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Burckhardt's classic portrait includes dozens of illustrations, maps and photographs of architecture and early Renaissance art of Siena.
$22.95

The House of Medici, Its Rise and Fall

ITL135
Christopher Hibbert
Quill
1982
364
0688053394
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A well-written, entertaining history of the Medicis in Renaissance Florence. Great to read before going to Florence, where the influence of the Medicis and the artists they supported is still very much in evidence.
$16.99

The Medici, Power, Money and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance

ITA584
Paul Strathern
W. W. Norton & Company
2017
464
1681774089
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This dramatic history traces the rise of the Medici family from their modest origins in Florence to their place as one of Europe’s most powerful dynastic families. A remarkable tale of power, money and ambition set against the backdrop of the Renaissance.
$16.95

A Day in Tuscany, More Confessions of a Chianti Tour Guide

ITL838
Dario Castagno
Globe Pequot Press
2007
256
0762744561
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This second book from Dario Castagno is a delightfully honest mix of memoirs from life in the hills of Tuscany's legendary Chianti region. Set on the day the author arrived home after a three-month tour of the United States promoting his first book, A Day in Tuscany compels readers to experience this enchanted corner of Italy through the heart and mind of a true Tuscan.
$18.95

A Small Place In Italy

ITL111
Eric Newby
Lonely Planet Publications
2008
240
174179529X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Naturally, the Newbys return to Italy. In this warm tale of 25 splendid years at their farm in northwest Tuscany, their house "I Castagni" plays as much a role (it was a ruin) as the uproarious Newbys and their many eccentric neighbors.
$14.99

Catherine of Siena, A Passionate Life

ITA284
Don Brophy
Perseus
2011
296
193334637X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Brophy sets this deeply researched biography of the saint against the backdrop of 14th-century Europe, showing Catherine's sheer fortitude and personal magnetism in her efforts to bring peace to a troubled time.
$14.95

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

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

The Hills of Chianti, The Story of a Tuscan Winemaking

ITA472
Piero Antinori
Rizzoli International
2014
240
0847843882
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The head of one of the oldest producers of fine Italian wine recounts the history of the Antinori family, which spans 27 generations back to 1385, and portrays contemporary life in Tuscany.
$26.95

Too Much Tuscan Sun, Confessions of a Chianti Tour Guide

ITL547
Roberto Rodi, Dario Castagno
Globe Pequot Press
2004
224
0762736704
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
With affection and humor, Castagno recalls his experience as a tour guide in Tuscany and the remarkable travelers he meets along the way. His ease with and taste for Chianti combine to evoke intoxicating images of the much-loved Tuscan region.
$16.95

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Italy in Mind

ITL39
Alice Powers
Random House
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

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

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

Under the Tuscan Sun

ITL85
Frances Mayes
Broadway Books
1997
288
0767900383
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this best-selling memoir of buying, renovating and living in an abandoned villa in Cortona, Tuscany, Mayes reveals the sensual pleasures found in rural Italy.
$16.00

Insight Guide Tuscany

ITL156
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
320
1780052979
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated guide in the popular series, noteworthy for its maps and illuminating essays on history, art, food and culture.
$21.99