The Bat of Barga is a short story for children by Jenny M Want about a bat who helps save the enchanting hilltop town of Barga in Tuscany. If you read this tale to your children, or if they … [Read more...]
Articles on books about Italy, plus author interviews.
Part of the experience of visiting Italy is discovering the nation's incredibly rich cuisine. The trouble is when confronted with a Italian restaurant menu in Italian, it's not always that … [Read more...]
Tim Parks, the author the best selling book Italian Neighbors has written a new book: Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo. Being someone who, like Parks, lives in … [Read more...]
Mafia Republic by John Dickie is a book from which which you conclude that the mafia is Italy as much as Italy is the mafia - though by no means all Italians consider the mafia to be at all … [Read more...]
No, don't buy a Blue Guide to anywhere in Italy - you have been warned. If you do make the enormous mistake of investing in one, or perhaps more, of these gloriously detailed travel guides, … [Read more...]