Eyewitness Guide Naples & Amalfi Coast
Covering Naples, Pompeii, Herculaneum, and the Amalfi coast, this superb guide focuses on culture, history and art.
Blue Guide Italy Food Companion
This pocket guide to ordering, understanding and enjoying the best of Italian food can be used in preparation for a visit to Italy or as a handy reference while you're there.
Pompeii, A Novel
In this fast-paced historical novel set in Pompeii, a young engineer sets out to repair the Roman aqueducts and discovers the imminent eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Full of suspense and historical detail.
La Bella Figura, A Field Guide to the Italian Mind
Italians themselves love this guide to the Italian character, which addresses their never-ending passion for beauty, disorder and high emotion. The book opens with a snapshot of Malpensa Airport, then moves on to Tuscany, Rome, Naples and Sardinia.
Campania Basilicata Map
A colorful, durable map of Campania, including Naples and the Amalfi Coast.
Passion on the Vine, A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Family in the Heart of Italy
The owner of Italian Wine Merchants in NYC, Esposito writes warmly of his many sojourns in his native land as a child, wine merchant and connoisseur in this celebratory memoir centered in Naples.
My Brilliant Friend
Written by one of Italy's greatest storytellers, this meticulous, up-from-poverty tale is a touching meditation on feminine friendship and reflects a nation undergoing momentous change. Set in a tough neighborhood outside Naples in the 1950s.
Grizzuti Harrison writes with warmth and depth of her journey from Milan south to Calabria in this sprightly account of Italy and the Italians.
Italy, A Short History
Elegantly written, generous and informative, this compact book takes in the sweep of Italian history from the Roman Republic through the Renaissance, World War II and up to the present.
The Ancient Shore
Hazzard's lyrical collection of essays on the history, beauty, complexities and contradictions of Naples. Includes a celebrated New Yorker essay by husband Francis Steegmuller.
Subtitled "A Walk Along the Bay," Taylor's book takes in the splendor and grit of the city from street level. Mixing his travels with history, Taylor quotes from storied visitors over the ages and indelible portraits of the characters he meets.
Italy in Mind
A terrific collection of some of the best literary writing on Italy, including pieces by Melville, Lawrence, Henry James, Mary McCarthy and many others.
Positano Life on the Amalfi Coast
In this warm travel memoir, Wardrop narrates how she found Positano by accident and how the Italian village, perched above the Mediterranean, changed her life.
Italy correspondent for The Economist Hooper explores Italy -- its baffling contradictions, unique character and contemporary culture -- in this illuminating portrait.
Cosi Fan Tutti
Romantic entanglements complicate the investigation of a murder in Naples in this installment of the enjoyable series.
An Italian Affair
A chance encounter on vacation in Italy turns into a trans-Atlantic romance in Fraser's tale of a love affair that takes her from Ischia to Marrakech, Lake Maggiore, Stromboli, London and San Francisco. Be forewarned: it's written in the second-person voice.
Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die, Outdoor Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations
Santella (Once in a Lifetime Trips) includes insider tips, color illustrations and concise descriptions of 50 hikes from the Lunana Snowman Trek in Bhutan to the Amalfi Coast.
Italy, Monuments Past and Present
This informative volume shows Italy's most important monuments as they look today and, via overlaid illustrations, as they were once upon a time. The book surveys the history and archeological highlights of Pompeii, Rome and Sicily.
The Volcano Lover, A Romance
A steamy and evocative historical novel by social critic Sontag, set in 18th-century Naples. The sweeping story focuses on the British Ambassador to the King in Naples, his passionate and notorious love, and her infatuation with Lord Nelson.