“Your Italy and our Italia are not the same thing,” promises Beppe Severgnini, who can offer you practical advice on everything in his country from the people to the bathrooms–that’s practical stuff. Other books about Italy offer idealistic dreaminess, fueling your romantic notions of the place. But in this book, Severgnini gets real.
Paul Hoffman writes books about Italy that are part travelogue, part guide book. They are wonderful to read. He was the N.Y. Times correspondent for Rome. Some of his books are more guidebooks, some are more memoirs. I recommend all of his books.
A beautifully written book full of great information about buying and renovating a farmhouse in southern Tuscany, near Saturnia. Leavitt and Mitchell are a gay male couple from the US who lived in Florence for a number of years before buying this house. They are both writers. I didn't like their earlier book about Italy (Italian Pleasures) but this one was a good read.
Thank you for the tip! I will go check this out! I blog hopped over here from I saw your interview over there and entered to win one of your fabulous books on Italy! Thank you for your generous offer; I sure hope I am the lucky winner. Now, I’m off to try my luck at Dream of Italy!