A romantic rendezvous in Venice, an architectural adventure in Rome, a foodie’s feast in Florence or a fashionista’s banquet in Milan – from rugged north to sun-soaked south, Italy is home to an embarrassment of riches. Whether you’re planning a trip or you’re just a fan of sumptuous backdrops for fabulous fiction, browse this selection of books and discover the people, flavours, history, locations and – most importantly – stories that make the ‘Bel Paese’ (Beautiful Country) one of the jewels of the European crown.
The new romantic drama by multi-award-winning author Barbara Hannay.
Bestselling and beloved author Frances Mayes discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses the country, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisine
Explore Jamie's Italy - travel on a culinary tour with Jamie Oliver.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Italy is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip.
A charming narrative and “pop historical” look into how Italy has shaped the Western world’s most vibrant passions, from literature to love, music to art, food to wine.
This is a portrait of Italy unlike any other, a heady blend of travel, history, art and food that takes us from Lake Garda's lemon houses through the gardens of Tuscan villas to Calabria's scented bergamot groves and a Sicilian marmalade kitchen, from top to bottom of the land where lemons grow.
With a new afterword from the Bard of Tuscany herself, this 20th anniversary edition of Frances Mayes' timeless travel classic, Under the Tuscan Sun, brings readers up-to-date with the book’s most beloved characters.
If Jamie and the Nonnas on Channel 10 has you drooling, you need the Jamie Cooks Italy cookbook to recreate the mouth-watering recipes at home.
A narrative-driven book on the surprising history and current revival of spritz cocktails (a wine-based drink served as an aperitif), with 50 recipes, including both historical classics and modern updates.
The author of the bestselling French Revolutions does Italy - cycling the course of the 1914 Giro d'Italia on a wooden bike. 'Bill Bryson on two wheels' Independent
In the twenty-eigth novel in Donna Leon’s bestselling crime series, Commissario Guido Brunetti is drawn reluctantly into an old friend's long-hidden mystery.
From the award-winning author of Only the Animals comes an unputdownable novel of obsession, guilt, and the power of the past to possess the present.
Old loves, new loves, warm toast and rich traditions are all part of the delicious blend of this absorbing story.
'The No.1 Greatest Crime Writer' The Times
Three Penguin Random House novels honoured among the Australian Book Review’s fan favourites.
Stories real and imagined about the moral cost of slavery, and its implications on humanity.