Books & Literary Travel

This category focuses on books about Italy, including novels, Italy memoirs, and guidebooks.

The Atlas of Ancient Rome: Your New Favorite Coffee Table Book

The Atlas of Ancient Rome, a gorgeous, new two-volume set edited by Andrea Carandini, promises to be an "authoritative archeological…

3 years ago

The Monumental Trees of Italy

  Have you seen this book? Many years ago, I found this book while browsing the clearance stacks at a…

4 years ago

Smoking in Italy

What you need to know about smoking in Italy, from laws to etiquette.

5 years ago

The Roman Spring of Tennessee Williams

In the late winter/early spring of 1948, American playwright Tennessee Williams arrived in Rome in need of a change of…

6 years ago

‘An Irreverent Curiosity’ – An Interview with David Farley

If you know me, you'll know that I am nuts about religious relics. And if you know David Farley's book…

9 years ago

The Real Pinocchio

Last November, the New York Review of Books released Carlo Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio under its NYRB Classics imprint.…

10 years ago

Two Of Summer’s Most Intriguing Reads Are Set in Italy

I am supremely excited about two new nonfiction books this summer: The Monster of Florence and Rome 1960. Both books…

11 years ago

Italian Villas and Their Gardens

Just in time for late spring and summer romps around Italy comes the reissue of Edith Wharton's 1904 landscaping classic…

11 years ago

Book Talk: Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince’

In case you missed it yesterday, WAMU-NPR's Diane Rehm hosted a one-hour book talk on The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli.…

11 years ago

Exploring Etruria

Never underestimate the treasure trove that is your local used bookstore. While browsing idly yesterday, I came across the book…

12 years ago

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