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Renaissance Siena - Art For a City

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by Luke Syson
Sienese art was very deliberately shaped and sustained by the patronage of powerful and wealthy families, such as the Petrucci, Piccolomini and the Spannochi, to provide an artistic language for an ambitious city. These commissions drew on Siena's famed decorative traditions and introduced the influences of foreign artists, such as Signorelli, Pintoricchio and Raphael. Rarely enslaved to the emerging natura...
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Head Over Heel: Seduced by Southern Italy

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by Harrison, Chris
A whitewashed fishing village, a shapely signorina and an infatuated young man - head over heels on the heel of the boot. This is Chris Harrison's hilarious and captivating story of leaving his previous life for La Dolce Vita - or rather the Southern Italian version of that seductive way of life, with its luscious foods, physical beauty and sun-drenched vistas. On a trip to Dublin, Chris falls head over hee...
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Amore & Amaretti

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by Cosford, Victoria
L'appetito vien mangiando! - Appetite comes while you are eating. Vicky arrives in Tuscany to study the language and culture of Italy, but soon falls in love with charismatic chef Gianfranco and starts to learn the art of Italian cooking in his trattoria. On Sunday nights, after benches are stacked on tables, they explore the countryside by car, passing glassy lakes and ancient hill towns. This colourful an...
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Speak the Culture - Italy

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by Andrew Whittaker
"Speak the Culture: Italy" offers a rich and engaging insight into the events, people and movements that have shaped Italy and the Italians. A guidebook can show you where to go, a phrase-book what to say, but only "Speak the Culture: Italy" will lead you to the nation s soul.The Italian character is complex, contradictory, alluring and infinitely variable: heirs to the greatest empire of the ancient world ...
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Italian Lakes: Car Tours and Walks

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by David Robertson
Italian Lakes is the Sunflower Landscapes guide to exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in northern Italy. The guide covers a range of routes including walks in Cheglio, Alpe di Lenno, Arco, Limone sul Garda and Biacesa. A double-sided, fold-out touring map gives an overview of the Lakes region and the locations of each walk. Detailed information about touring by hired car or public transpor...
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Reflections On Blue Water

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by ALAN ROSS
Neruda, Rilke, D.H. Lawrence, E. F. Benson, Norman Douglas, Lawrence Durrell, W. H. Auden, and Ingrid Bergman all came to the islands off the south-western coast of Italy seeking creative and personal freedom, and left fame and notoriety in their wake. In "Reflections on Blue Water, " Alan Ross reflects on the islands that he first visited in 1948, revisiting them through a lifetime's reading. A brilliant g...
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Sardinia

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by Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls
Sardinia in the Cadogan guide series; covering a range of destinations – primarily in Europe - and combining solid research, detailed, practical information and individual points of view on a range of cities, regions and countries. They are particularly strong on historical and cultural sightseeing but also carry a good sense of the particular lifestyle of a destination. Informed itineraries on topics such ...
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Naples and Southern Italy

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by Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls
Bay of Naples and Southern Italy in the Cadogan guide series; covering a range of destinations – primarily in Europe - and combining solid research, detailed, practical information and individual points of view on a range of cities, regions and countries. They are particularly strong on historical and cultural sightseeing but also carry a good sense of the particular lifestyle of a destination. Informed iti...
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Tuscany, Umbria & the Marches

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by Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls
Tuscany, Umbria & the Marches in the Cadogan guide series; covering a range of destinations – primarily in Europe - and combining solid research, detailed, practical information and individual points of view on a range of cities, regions and countries. They are particularly strong on historical and cultural sightseeing but also carry a good sense of the particular lifestyle of a destination. Informed itiner...
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Italian Riviera and Piedmont

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by Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls
Italian Riviera & Piedmont in the Cadogan guide series; covering a range of destinations – primarily in Europe - and combining solid research, detailed, practical information and individual points of view on a range of cities, regions and countries. They are particularly strong on historical and cultural sightseeing but also carry a good sense of the particular lifestyle of a destination. Informed itinerari...
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Florence City with a View

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by Mario Sabbieti
This guide to Florence describes the cultural treasures to be found there and discusses the importance of the masterpieces on display. For those familiar with the city already, the book shows the unfamiliar aspects of the city, presenting some of Florence's monuments and palaces in a new manner, using photography and a focus on the hidden, everyday details of the place.
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Villas of Tuscany

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by Carlo Cresti
Dotted across the ancient Tuscan landscape of rolling hills, olive groves, vineyards and towering cypress trees, sit some of the greatest country houses of Italy. They range from the grand villas and palaces of the Medici near Florence to the charming hideaway at Torre del Lago where Puccini composed "Madame Butterfly" and other operas. Professor Carlo Cresti and the photographer Massimo Listri present the ...
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The Other Venice

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by Predag Matvejevic
To know a city is to become intimately intertwined with its nooks, crevices, secret passageways and dark places where its lifeblood flows and what city has more of those than Venice? In "The Other Venice", Predrag Matvejevic ventures past the infamous canals and cobblestone streets of the tourist's Venice to find the heart of the historic Italian city. A lyrical re-imagining of the City of Romance, "The Oth...
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Rome - A Cultural & Literary History

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by Jonathan Boardman
Rome in the Cities of the Imagination guide series; providing an in-depth cultural and historical exploration of some of the great city landscapes of the world. Presented as a cultural and literary guide, each title in the series explores the history of the city, providing an overview of the city’s development from its earliest roots to the modern day. Particular emphasis is placed on the literary, poetic, ...
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Blackout

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by Gianluca Morozzi
Bologna in August. Unbearable heat, an empty city. Claudia is a young student in a hurry to return home from her work as a waitress and get out of the uniform she hates. Tomas is a young man on his way to elope with his girlfriend Francesca and rescue her from her dysfunctional family. Aldo is a husband and father with an uncanny resemblance to Elvis Presley, anxious to get to an apartment filled with guilt...
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Night Bus

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by Giampiero Rigosi
Leila is young, beautiful and a hustler. She makes her living drugging and robbing her clients - before or after bed, whichever is easier. Things get complicated when she ends up with a document at the centre of a plot of political blackmail. In an atmosphere of intense paranoia two secret service operatives, a goon hired by the blackmailer and the police all pursue Leila for the document and a suitcase ful...
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Ciao Bella

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by Helena Frith Powell
At the age of eleven, Helena Frith Powell's mother gave her a letter after school. It was from her real father her mother told her, not the abusive and moody man Helena had always assumed was the one. This new father was glamorous, an Italian film maker, and he would like her to meet his family on a grand tour of Italy. The moving discovery of Italy and the many relatives Helena never knew she had is wittil...
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Venice - A Cultural & Literary History

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by Martin Garrett
Venice in the Cities of the Imagination guide series; providing an in-depth cultural and historical exploration of some of the great city landscapes of the world. Presented as a cultural and literary guide, each title in the series explores the history of the city, providing an overview of the city’s development from its earliest roots to the modern day. Particular emphasis is placed on the literary, poetic...
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By The Ionian Sea

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by George Gissing
In 1897 the Victorian novelist George Gissing undertook a brief but eventful journey in southern Italy. His itinerary took him from Naples to Reggio di Calabria, via Paola, Cosenza, Crotone and Squillace, through the area once known as Magna Graecia. Meditating on the vestiges of Greco-Roman civilization, Gissing visited tombs and temples, museums and cathedrals, in search of the imprint of antiquity and "t...
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The Madonna Of The Almonds

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by Fiorato, Marina
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