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Venice & Italian Riviera

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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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Blue Guide Northern Italy, from the Alps to the Adriatic

ITL48
Paul Blanchard
Lightning Source
2015
738
1905131011
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide by a popular tour leader provides a thorough overview of the history, art and architecture of northern Italy from Trieste across to the Valle d'Aosta, Venice, Verona, Milan, Genoa and Bologna.
$38.00

The World of Venice

ITL12
Jan Morris
Lightning Source
1995
315
0156983567
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Morris displays her talent for research, telling anecdote and well-wrought prose in this spirited portrait of a beloved city, its history and inhabitants. If you are going to read one book on Venice, we recommend this favorite.
$18.95

Extra Virgin, A Young Woman Discovers the Italian Riviera

ITL539
Annie Hawes
HarperCollins Publishers
2002
352
0060958111
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A memoir of travels and life in Liguria, where the Hawes sisters ventured and stayed. In this refreshingly candid account, the English sisters end up buying a house and learning the local customs and eccentricities of their neighbors in Diano San Pietro.
$14.99

Italy North Map

ITL38
Reise Know How
Reise Know How
2014
1
3831772851
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Scaled at 1:400,000, this German-produced map of Italy focuses on the country's northern borders and stops in northern Tuscany. Double-sided. Printed on tear- and water-resistant paper.
$14.95

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

Liguria Map

ITL118
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2010
2
8836511244
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of the region, including Cinque Terre, at a scale of 1:200,000.
$13.95

Venice Map

ITL26
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2016
2
3866093683
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, detailed city map of Venice, perfect for finding your way around the famously labyrinthine streets and canals.
$9.95

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

Fodor's Venice's 25 Best

ITL106
Citypack
Fodor's
2014
96
0804143358
PAPER
Guidebook
5/13/2014
0
0
0
0
This shirt-pocket guide includes an excellent map of the city center and essential information.
$13.99

The Architectural History of Venice

ITL797
Deborah Howard
Yale University Press
2004
368
0300090293
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This revised edition of Howard's concise, fact-filled guide to Venetian churches, palaces and guildhalls from the Byzantine era to the present includes 70 black-and-white and 100 color illustrations.
$30.00

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

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 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

Venice Observed

ITL27
Mary McCarthy
Harvest Books
1995
158
015693521X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Originally published over 30 years ago, this collection of eight essays is a literate, evocative celebration of the city, its character, and its history.
$13.95

Venice, Lion City

ITL324
Garry Wills
Washington Square Press
2002
448
0671047647
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A magisterial history of Venice at the height of its power as a maritime republic in the 15th and 16th centuries. Wills shows the power and influence of the city through its magnificent Renaissance art and architecture.
$24.99

Art and Life in Renaissance Venice

ITL57
Patricia Brown
Prentice Hall
2005
176
0131344021
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This compact volume evokes the spirit of Renaissance Venice with authoritative essays and 120 full-color illustrations.
$60.20

Palladio and Palladianism

ITL25
Robert Tavernor
Thames & Hudson
1991
216
0500202427
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A well illustrated guide to the work of Andrea Palladio, the 16th century Venetian architect, and his followers.
$19.95

Venice, The Grand Canal

ITL663
Daniele Resini
Antique Collectors Club
2005
8872001668
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This ingenious book unfolds accordion-style to reveal a 42-foot panorama of the palaces, churches and museums fronting Venice's glorious Grand Canal. The photographer, Daniele Resini, took the photographs over a period of three years to create one perfectly continuous portrait of this architectural wonder.
$50.00

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

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

Recollections of the Last Days of Shelley and Byron

ITL336
Edward Trelawney
Carroll & Graff
2000
224
0786707364
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The lives and deaths of these two most romantic of Romantic poets are lovingly recounted in this memoir by Edward Trelawny. Trelawny was a fascinating figure in his own right, and his tribute to his two lost friends bears all the marks of his own generous, wild personality.
$13.95

Venetian Life

ITL327
William Dean Howells
Northwestern
2001
336
0810160854
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A leisurely account of housekeeping, touring and socializing in 19th-century Venice by the American consul, first published in 1866.
$16.95

Dead Lagoon, An Aurelio Zen Mystery

ITL577
Michael Dibdin
Vintage Books
1995
297
0679753117
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Dibdin -- a master of ambiguous settings, shady dealings and fast-paced prose -- returns to Venice in this sixth book in the thoroughly enjoyable Aurelio Zen series.
$14.95

Death at La Fenice

ITL555
Donna Leon
HarperCollins
2004
270
006074068X
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
The first of the tremendously good Guido Brunetti mysteries, all set in the author's beloved Venice, in which a famous conductor is found dead at the celebrated La Fenice theater.
$15.99

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

Portofino, A Novel

ITL164
Frank Schaeffer
Da Capo Press
2004
288
0786713755
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in the 1960s, this coming-of-age tale follows a young boy's encounters with the sights and people of the seaside town of Portofino, while he avoids his missionary parents' constant bickering and their attempts to convert the locals.
$15.00

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

ITL205
Giorgio Bassini, William Weaver (Translator)
Harcourt Books
1996
197
0156345706
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This powerful book, set in Ferrara, deals with unrequited love and classist society in the time of Mussolini.
$13.95

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

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Italian Hours

ITL07
Henry James
Penguin
1992
376
0140435077
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A classic series of travel essays written between 1872 and 1909 on the art, religion and people of Italy. James is an observant guide to 19th-century Rome, Naples, Florence and other great destinations. Part of the Penguin Classics series.
$17.00

Insight Guide Italy

ITL108
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2017
464
1786716127
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In its hallmark style, this glossy guide is a full-color introduction to the land, people and history of Italy written by a team of experts. Brief background essays highlight important topics.
$24.99

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

Italian Neighbors

ITL16
Tim Parks
Grove Press
2003
272
0802140343
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This sparkling memoir by the British novelist captures the travails and delights of life in the Italian countryside. Montecchio, which Parks so indelibly sketches in this favorite book, is outside Verona.
$16.00

The Lives of the Artists, Vol 1

ITL17
Giorgio Vasari, Julia Conway and Peter Bondanella (Translator)
Penguin
1987
477
0140445005
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Written in the mid-16th century, Vasari starts with Giotto as painting's prophet and ends with Michelangelo as its messiah in these short, influential biographies.
$15.00

Veneto Friuli Venezia Giulia Map

ITL22
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2008
2
8836517390
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, shaded relief map of the Veneto at a scale of 1:200,000. Accurate, colorful, and imported from Italy.
$13.95

Venice, a Maritime Republic

ITL24
Frederic C. Lane
Johns Hopkins University Press
1973
505
080181460X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Lane focuses on the history of trade, taking in not just on La Serenissima but also Dubrovink and the other cities of its once far-flung domain.
$40.00

Companion Guide Venice

ITL21
Hugh Honour
Boydell & Brewer
2001
386
1900639246
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A literate and opinionated guide to the art and architecture of Venice.
$34.95

Insight City Guide Venice

ITL23
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
256
1780059396
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated overview of Venice with essays on its history, art and architecture.
$21.99

Eyewitness Guide Italy

ITL32
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
672
1465441204
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Another gem in the Eyewitness series, this superb guide is handsome, convenient and up-to-date. Featuring color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions.
$30.00

The Italians

ITL33
Luigi Barzini
Abbeville Publishing Group
0786107200
CASETTE TAPE
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Audio version of the classic essay on the Italian character, first published in 1964.
$69.95

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

A Concise History of Italy

ITL35
Christopher Duggan
Cambridge University Press
2013
360
0521747430
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
From the Romans to the Renaissance, Reform, National Unity, the Rise of Fascism and modern republic, professor Duggan covers the sweep of history in the region with authority.
$28.99

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

Renaissance Florence, The Invention of a New Art

ITL50
A. Richard Turner
Prentice Hall
2005
176
0131938339
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A cultural and social history of the city focusing on the great art and famous monuments, featuring vivid color pictures and illustrations.
$55.40

The Ottoman Centuries

ITL54
Lord Kinross
William Morrow & Company
1988
638
0688080936
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A richly detailed, engrossing history of the Ottoman Empire from its dawn in 1300 up to the foundation of the modern republic in 1923, enhanced by maps and photos.
$18.99

Excellent Cadavers, The Mafia and the Death of the First Italian Republic

ITL58
Alexander Stille
Vintage Books
1996
467
0679768637
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This fast-paced book is a gripping account of corruption in Italy. The author offers an utterly absorbing account of the assassination of two top anti-Mafia prosecutors in 1992.
$17.95

Italy Northeast Map

ITL72
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2012
2
2067133098
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An excellent map at a scale of 1:400,000, covering the northeast region of Italy including Bolzano, Verona, Bologna, and Firenze.
$11.95

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

Inventing Leonardo

ITL79
A. Richard Turner
University of California Press
1994
268
0520089383
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Turner, a leading art historian of the Renaissance, offers a lively appraisal of the controversial genius. It's an elegant and stimulating book.
$33.95

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

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

A Valley in Italy, The Many Seasons of a Villa in Umbria

ITL98
Lisa St. Aubin de Teran
HarperCollins Publishers
1995
224
0060926198
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This short memoir chronicles a year in the small Umbrian village of San Orsola--especially the delights and frustrations of renovating a decayed villa. Taking in food, wine, local customs and landscapes, the book is an excellent introduction to the region
$14.99

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

After Hannibal

ITL100
Barry Unsworth
W. W. Norton & Company
1998
250
0393317706
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Unsworth's vivid novel takes in the history, landscape, pleasures and the other Americans and Europeans, like himself, who live in Umbria.
$17.95

Watermark

ITL105
Joseph Brodsky
Noonday Press
1993
135
0374523827
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A metaphysical, metaphorical meditation on Venice by poet Joseph Brodsky. His ruminations take the form of 48 short chapters, each prompted by an idea, memory or scene associated with his much loved city.
$14.00

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

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

Italian Journey, 1786-1788

ITL144
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, W.H. Auden (Translator), Elizabeth Meyer (Translator)
Penguin
1992
498
0140442332
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
"Sicily is the key to everything" is only one of Goethe's many astute observations included in this Penguin Classics edition of his journals and letters from his grand tour of southern Italy.
$19.00

A History of Venice

ITL177
John Julius Norwich
Vintage Books
1989
673
0679721975
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The great historian Norwich marshals myriad personalities, battles, sieges and facts into a vivid portrait of the Venetian Republic spanning the 1,000 years up to its 1797 defeat at the hands of Napoleon.
$26.00

Palladio

ITL234
James Ackerman
Viking
1974
170
0140135006
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
James Ackerman's seminal biography of Venetian architect Andrea Palladio.
$16.00

Architecture in Italy 1500-1600

ITL247
Wolfgang Lotz, Deborah Howard (Introduction)
Yale University Press
1995
205
0300064691
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A classic, comprehensive introduction to Italian architecture of the 16th century.
$45.00

City Secrets Florence, Venice

ITL277
Robert Kahn (Editor)
Fang Duff Kahn
2011
150
0983540004
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Painters, writers, historians and others contributed to this idiosyncratic guide to under-appreciated treasures of both Florence and Venice. Featuring 200 short recommendations.
$14.95

Rough Guide Italy

ITL328
Ros Belford
Rough Guides
2013
1096
1409362647
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide in the British series with a good overview of culture and history, dozens of sketch maps and extensive listings.
$26.99

The Rise of Christianity

MED64
Rodney Stark
HarperCollins
1997
272
0060677015
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
The subtitle to this book says it all: "How the Obscure, Marginal Jesus Movement Became the Dominant Religious Force in the Western World in a Few Centuries."
$16.99

Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World

EXP22
John Larner
Yale University Press
1999
264
0300079710
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, insightful study of the impact of the Venetian merchant-explorer's impact on European ideas and knowledge of the world.
$61.00

That Fine Italian Hand

ITL346
Paul Hoffman
Henry Holt and Company
1991
246
0805017291
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A former newspaperman in Rome, Hoffman spears the Italians in this affectionate portrait of Italian society with all its quirks, contradictions, and energy.
$18.99

Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere

ITL347
Jan Morris
Da Capo Press
2002
208
0306811804
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Morris called this her favorite book, a loving celebration of the city and its faded glory. Creased between Slovenia and the sea, the elusive sea port has an enchanting identity that imparts a "sweet melancholy" to her remembrances of past travels.
$15.00

The Inferno of Dante, A New Verse Translation

ITL411
Dante Alighieri, Robert Pinsky (Translator)
Noonday Press
1996
355
0374524521
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The celebrated modern translation of Dante's "Inferno."
$12.00

The Betrothed

ITL414
Alessandro Manzoni
Penguin
1984
720
014044274X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
By many accounts the first modern Italian novel, Manzoni's 1827 classic concerns star-crossed lovers in 17th-century Lombardy. Promoted during unification, Italy's best-known novel has been made into films and a musical.
$20.00

A Traveller in Italy

ITL417
H.V. Morton, Barbara Grizzuti Harrison (Introduction)
Da Capo Press
2002
640
0306810786
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The much-beloved, enduring account of Morton's ramblings in the temples, tombs and villas of Tuscany, Lombardy, Emilia and the Veneto.
$25.00

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

Mammals of Europe

FG61
Priscilla Barrett, David W. MacDonald
Princeton University Press
2002
320
0691091609
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Published by Princeton, this is a field guide to land and marine mammals throughout Europe, both endemic and introduced. With more than 600 color illustrations of over 200 mammals.
$49.95

Blue Guide Venice

ITL457
Alta MacAdam
Blue Guides
2014
288
1905131607
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive guide is the best for art, architecture, museums, history and culture.
$24.95

Paradise of Cities, Venice in the 19th Century

ITL483
John Julius Norwich
Vintage Books
2004
336
1400032377
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Norwich conjures the appeal of Venice for a star-studded group of 19th-century residents and visitors. He devotes a chapter each to Napoleon, Byron, Ruskin, the Browns, Wagner, Henry James, Robert Browning, the Layards, Whistler and Sargent and the Corvo.
$16.00

Painting in Renaissance Venice

ITL492
Peter Humfrey
Yale University Press
1997
320
0300067151
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A compact, well illustrated introduction to Bellini, Titian, Tinteretto and other Venetian masters. With 80 fine color plates. Humfrey balances the works themselves and individual painters with information on the social and political background of the period.
$30.00

Venice Triumphant, The Horizons of a Myth

ITL504
Elisabeth Crouzet-Pavan, Lydia Cochrane (Translator)
Johns Hopkins University Press
2002
432
0801869587
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A well-received scholarly history of Venice, organized thematically.
$33.00

Eyewitness Guide Umbria

ITL512
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
192
1465427384
FLEXI-BOUND
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A marvelously illustrated, compact guide to the culture, history and attractions of Umbria, organized geographically and especially helpful for its innovative site plans, building diagrams and local maps.
$20.00

Othello

ITL527
William Shakespeare, Roma Gill (Editor)
Oxford University Press
2009
174
0198328737
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An Oxford School Shakespeare edition of the classic play, supplemented with commentary.
$9.95

Lonely Planet Italian Phrasebook

ITL531
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
272
1786574500
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy, palm-sized guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

The Birth of Venus, A Novel

ITL532
Sarah Dunant
Random House
2004
397
0812968972
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A rich novel of art, passion and patronage, memorably set in late 15th-century Florence and prominently featuring the famously pious reformer Savonarola.
$17.00

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

Voice of the Violin

ITL537
Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli (Translator)
Penguin Putnam
2004
256
0142004456
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
The fourth installment in the popular Inspector Montalbano series, complete with a quirky cast of Sicilian characters.
$16.00

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

Fodor's See It Italy

ITL550
Fodor's
Fodor's
2011
496
140000554X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Fodor's informative guide to touring Italy, notable for its especially vibrant presentation of the country.
$24.99

Rough Guide Venice & the Veneto

ITL554
Jonathan Buckley
Rough Guides
2016
376
0241204313
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This intelligent, comprehensive guide includes helpful travel details along with a good overview of history, culture and art.
$19.99

Death in a Strange Country

ITL556
Donna Leon
Grove Press
2014
304
0802146023
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
This, the second Brunetti mystery, opens with a body of an American soldier in a Venetian Canal.
$16.00

A Noble Radiance

ITL557
Donna Leon
Grove Press
2013
256
0802145795
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Number seven in the Guido Brunetti mysteries, all memorably set in contemporary Venice. For some readers, this installment is the best yet. A body is found on the estate of a local landowner at the foot of the Dolomites.
$16.00

Uniform Justice

ITL558
Donna Leon
Grove Press
2013
258
0143117076
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In this twelfth entry in the satisfying Guido Brunetti series a cadet is found dead. Leon conjures the atmosphere of Venice as evocatively as ever -- and has a few comments to make about the military too.
$16.00

Acqua Alta

ITL559
Donna Leon
Grove Press
2013
416
0142004960
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Number five in the series, this is another in Donna Leon's satisfying, wonderfully erudite Guido Brunetti mysteries. In this installment, a body is discovered in the home of diva Flavia Petrelli.
$16.00

The Italian Renaissance

ITL562
J. H. Plumb
Mariner Books
2001
320
0618127380
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A well-written history of the Renaissance, its artists and thinkers, with chapters on Florence, Milan, Rome and Venice, Michelangelo, Da Vinci and Women of the Renaissance.
$16.95

Timeless Cities, An Architect's Reflections on Renaissance Italy

ITL589
David Mayernik
Perseus
2005
274
0813342988
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
In this thoughtful book, Mayernik shows the philosophical and religious meaning behind the planning and architecture of Rome, Florence, Venice, Siena and Pienza.
$18.95

The Perfect House, A Journey with Renaissance Master Andrew Palladio

ITL590
Witold Rybczynski
Scribner
2003
320
0743205871
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A professor of urban studies and popular author, Rybczynski is an enlightening guide to Palladio and his influence in Italy and abroad.
$19.99

A Venetian Affair, A True Tale of Forbidden Love in the 18th Century

ITL604
Andrea Di Robilant
Vintage Books
2005
320
0375726179
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This lively account of an affair between an Anglo-Italian beauty and her aristocratic lover (in which Casanova has a minor role) plays out in the richly evoked milieu of 18th-century Venice, Paris and London.
$16.95

Tuscany in Mind

ITL607
Alice Powers (Editor)
Vintage Books
2005
400
1400076757
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A fine literary anthology covering the region's history, geography, culture and (of course) food, featuring contributions by luminaries including D.H. Lawrence and Robert Browning.
$16.95

Doctored Evidence

ITL613
Donna Leon
Grove Press
2013
272
0143117084
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Another in Donna Leon's satisfying, wonderfully erudite Guido Brunetti mysteries set in Venice. In this installment, a miserly, unpleasant woman is found murdered and all eyes, at least until our hero arrives, point to her Romanian housekeeper.
$15.00

Dressed for Death

ITL614
Donna Leon
Grove Press
2014
292
080214604X
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Book number three Donna Leon's satisfying, wonderfully erudite Guido Brunetti mysteries set in Venice.
$16.00

Blood from a Stone

ITL615
Donna Leon
Grove Press
2013
304
0802146031
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In this, the 14th installment in Donna Leon's wonderfully satisfying Guido Brunetti mysteries, a Senegalese peddler is shot down in a public square (on a cold Venetian night...).
$15.00

A Traveller's History of Venice

ITL625
Peter Menzel
Interlink Publishing Group
2005
304
1566566118
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A lively, brief history of Venice.
$14.95

Italian English Bilingual Visual Dictionary

ITL626
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2005
360
0756612969
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
With thousands of neatly arranged color photographs, this compact book is impressively comprehensive, covering everything from the basics of la casa (house) to the vocabulary of le granaglie e i legumi secchi (grains and legumes).
$14.95

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

Here Is Where We Meet

EUR189
John Berger
Vintage Books
2006
256
1400079330
PAPER
Literature
8/9/2005
0
0
0
0
This reflective novel weaves a portrait of several European countries through encounters with the dead -- from the narrator's mother, whom he discovers on a park bench in Lisbon, to a childhood friend wandering a market in Krakow.
$16.00

The City of Falling Angels

ITL644
John Berendt
Penguin Putnam
2006
414
0143036939
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Berendt's masterful mix of damp aspirations, intrigue and eccentric personalities conveys a certain essence of what it's like to live in modern Venice.
$18.00

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 Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
$26.95

On The Road with Francis of Assisi

ITL647
Linda Bird Francke
Random House
2006
256
0345469666
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Assisi wandered for 20 years, affording Newsweek editor Francke and her patient husband plenty to see and do in the piazzas, sanctuaries and chapels of Assisi, Siena, Bologna, Venice, Gubbio, Rome and other choice spots.
$17.00

Wine Country Europe, Touring, Tasting, And Buying At European Regional Wineries

EUR191
Ornella D'Alessio, Marco Santini
Rizzoli International
2005
324
0847827704
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Part how-to, part guidebook, part picture book, this charming coffee table treat covers sprawling French vineyards as well as lesser-known hidden treasures in Austria and Hungary.
$35.00

Venice, the Tourist Maze

ITL648
Robert C. Davis, Garry R. Marvin
University of California Press
2004
368
0520241207
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A history of the impact and importance of tourism in Venice, a city that both thrives on and suffers from the millions of people who visit it every year. The authors paint a sobering picture of the state of the city today and the prospects for its future.
$34.95

By the Grand Canal, A Novel

ITL651
William Riviere
Grove Press
2005
272
0802142389
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A group of friends reunite in Venice in the days after the 1918 armistice in this atmospheric novel. At its center is Hugh Thurne, a British diplomat who tries to escapes the shadows of war among the canals and dilapidated palazzos of the city.
$13.00

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.
$21.00

The Titian Committee

ITL741
Iain Pears
Berkley Books
2002
262
0425185001
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In this second Jonathan Argyll book, the amiable and incompetent professor Jonathan Argyll and the vivacious Flavia di Stefano of the Italian Art Theft Squad investigate the murder of a prestigious member of the scholarly Titian Committee.
$15.00

For the Beauty of the Earth: Birding, Opera, and Other Journeys

BRD35
Thomas Urquhart
Perseus
2006
320
1593760930
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Urquhart chronicles a lifelong affair with nature, combined with a passion for music, as he travels-- and bird watches-- through pastoral England, Italy, the Camargue in Provence, and the villages of Mali.
$15.00

Time Out Venice: Verona, Treviso, And The Veneto

ITL672
Time Out
TimeOut
2014
336
1846703336
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An up-to-date guide on what to do and where to go by the people who publish Time Out Magazine.
$19.95

Through a Glass, Darkly

ITL714
Donna Leon
Penguin Putnam
2015
272
080212383X
PAPER
Mystery
5/10/2006
0
0
0
0
The secrets of the Murano glass factories unfold as Brunetti, with the help of an annotated Dante's "Inferno," discovers a body that may reveal the mystery of the polluted Venetian waters in Number 15 in the enormously satisfying, wonderfully erudite series.
$15.00

Venice, City of Art

ITL721
Matteo Varia, Livio Bourbon (Photographer), Richard Pierce (Translator)
St. Martins
2006
128
1845112008
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
A lively photographic celebration of the architecture, art and life of Venice with extended captions and accompanying essays.
$29.00

Frommer's Venice Day by Day

ITL353
Frommer's
Frommer's
2014
184
1628871288
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This shirt pocket guide offers remarkably good suggestions for everything from food and hotels to favorite plazas and shopping.
$13.95

Short Stories in Italian, Racconti in Italiano

ITL730
Nick Roberts (Editor)
Penguin Putnam
2001
174
0140265406
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These modern tales in the bilingual series of Penguin Parallel Texts make for good reading in any language.
$15.00

Death and Judgment

ITL745
Donna Leon
Grove Press
2014
278
0802122183
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In the fourth installment in the enormously satisfying Guido Brunetti series, the Commissario investigates suspicious happenings in Santa Lucia, Venice and the Dolomites.
$15.00

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

art/shop/eat Venice

ITL765
Paul Blanchard
W. W. Norton & Company
2005
207
0393327833
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Blue Guide's compact, illustrated guidebook with excellent local maps. The book includes not-to-be-missed sites and attractions by neighborhood. The perfect addendum to the Blue Guide Venice (ITL457).
$13.95

Venice and the East: The Impact of the Islamic World on Venetian Architecture 1100-1500

ITL796
Deborah Howard
Yale University Press
2000
300
0300085044
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A magnificently illustrated, illuminating survey of the Islamic roots of Venetian architecture.
$70.00

Michelin Green Guide Venice

ITL818
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2017
300
2067216147
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With suggested tours, site plans of major attractions and excellent neighborhood maps.
$19.99

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

Daughter of Venice

ITL343
Donna Jo Napoli
2002
274
0440229286
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Prevented by Venetian custom from walking about her own native city, high-spirited Donata dresses herself as a boy and sets out to see the sights. Lots of period detail enlivens this young adult novel about life in 16th-century Venice.
$7.99

Leonardo's Horse

ITL344
Hudson Talbott, Jean Fritz
Penguin Putnam
2001
40
0399235760
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Crackerjack children's writer Jean Fritz here presents an intriguing dual biography: first, of Leonardo da Vinci, who labored for years on a giant bronze sculpture of a horse, never finished; and secondly, of Charlie Dent, an American who in 1977 vowed to complete what Leonardo began.
$21.99

This Is Venice

ITL627
Miroslav Sasek
Rizzoli International
2005
60
0789312239
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A classic portrait of Venice for children, part of Sasek's beloved and nostalgic children's travel series. First published in 1961, this facsimile edition of Sasek's charming original includes the same bright, stylized illustrations. Ideal for ages 4-8.
$17.95