Books & Literary Travel

The Extravagantly-Priced New Coffee Table Book About the Vatican

A coffee table book about the Vatican that drips with luxury and power.

9 New Books for the Italy Lover in 2022

Bestsellers, beach reads, and biographies. Add these books set in Italy to your summer reading list.

House of Gucci: Read the Book, See the Film

House of Gucci, the amazing-looking film that features a star-studded cast including Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, will soon be out in theaters and I ...

Books About Italy: The Best Ones Published in 2021

Books always make great gifts. Here are the best ones to give and gift for the Italy lover in 2021. Cookbooks, history, and more!

Italy and the Written Word: Places to Celebrate Writing History

From ancient Latin script to modern fonts, Italy has contributed greatly to the history of the written word. Visit these places to learn more.

Italy Acquires Umberto Eco’s Vast Collection of Books

Italy has acquired Umberto Eco's 30,000+ volume library of ancient and modern books. Learn more about the late author's vast collection.

How Venice Invented the World

Many of the conventions that we accept as "normal" today were originally invented in Venice. A new book takes us on a journey through Venetian ...

Renew Yourself With Lessons from the Renaissance

"Your Renaissance" by Maura Garau mines the lives, loves, and art of the Renaissance to help you live your best life.

Anno Dantesco: Celebrating Dante in 2021

In 2021, Italy will commemorate the 700th anniversary of the passing of Dante Alighieri, known worldwide as the father of the Italian language.

Book Excerpt: ‘La Tragedia: An Italian Immigrant’s Quest for Justice’

'La Tragedia: An Italian Immigrant's Quest for Justice' by Elissa DeNunzio is based on a true story. Read an excerpt.

Books About Italy: The Best Ones Published in 2020

A list of Italy-based books to give and get in 2020. Add these travelogues, cookbooks, and novels to your shopping cart.

When Ravenna Was the ‘Capital of Empire’

'Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe' is a comprehensive look at the history of Ravenna during its golden age.

Elena Ferrante’s New Novel and TV Series Coming Soon

The English version of Elena Ferrante's latest novel The Lying Life of Adults is finally coming out on September 1. It's available now for pre-order ...

Roman Quarantine, Remembered in Watercolor

Learn more about the Roman artist who lovingly chronicled the quarantine in watercolors.

Coffee Table Books on Italy: Classics and New Favorites

What to get the Italy lover who has everything? A coffee table book about Italy! Browse this list for ideas.

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 survey of Rome ...

How Dario Fo Learned That He Won the Nobel Prize

The 1997 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature passed away on October 13, 2016.

The Monumental Trees of Italy

Have you seen this book? Many years ago, I found this book while browsing the clearance stacks at a used bookstore in Washington, DC. ...

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