Travelers' Tales: Italy

travelers_tales_02This newly designed collection of adventures in Italy takes the reader to a land of magical extremes — of ancient verities and modern vitality. Sculptors, olive harvesters, art historians, and cooks people these tales, and their stories are as evocative as opera. The book simmers with romance, culture — and the best food on earth. Authors include Tim Parks, Patricia Hampl, Mary Taylor Simeti, Luigi Barzini, Gary Paul Nabhan, and many others.

Winner of Foreword’s Silver Medal for Best Travel Book of the Year

'…today more than ever, in good times as in bad, the world recognizes in Italy an essential idea of beauty: beauty of landscape, beauty of learning, beauty of art, beauty of human romance and affection. All these responses, all these varied judgments, are expressed somewhere or other in the pages of this book. Go on darling, close your eyes and think of Italy…' --From the Introduction by Jan Morris