Pasta, pizza, espresso. The boot-shaped country located at the south end of the European continent has always been, and continues to be, a hotspot for tourism and traveling due to the enchanting air and atmosphere the culture there irradiates.
Be it amazing gondola travels in Venice, wondrous exploration of renaissance art at the museums, or touring around the Roman Coliseum and the rest of some of the most astonishing monuments western civilization has to offer! Italy has something that appeals to everyone, and these books guide across the best they have to see.
#1 Italy’s Alpine Lakes: Small-town Itineraries for the Foodie Traveler
For centuries, the natural beauty of the Alpine lakes of Italy has drawn visitors to its cool waters and snow-capped panoramas. In this book, Zeneba and Matt apply their unique Little Roads travel style to guide readers to little-known but gorgeous sights and excellent food experiences, immersing into the history and the culture of the lakes regions. As always, it’s not just about where they go, but how they travel. Little Roads Europe – authentic, immersive, memorable, affordable.
#2 Emilia-Romagna, Italy: A personal Guide to Little-known Places Foodies Will Love
Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region is often ignored by visitors, but it is rich in history, natural beauty, artwork and architecture spanning centuries. And it is the home of some of the culinary cornerstones of Italian cooking. Join Zeneba and Matt as they take readers off the beaten path to immersive, authentic, and delicious adventures.
#3 Tuscany, Italy: Small-town Itineraries for the Foodie Traveler
These seven itineraries will guide you along the little roads of small-town Tuscany to some of the best food in the world — to the heart of Tuscan cuisine. Zeneba and Matt invite their readers to come along and explore the breath- taking scenery, the incredible historic sights, the great artwork, and of course the unforgettable food and wine of Italy’s most storied region. Their travels are authentic, immersive, memorable, and delicious.
#4 Tasting Italy: A Culinary Journey by America’s Test Kitchen
This book is a rich collaboration between America’s Test Kitchen and National Geographic and they bring us on a journey though the varied cuisines of Italy. The book has delicious recipes which are pressed with stunning photography and in the context of the relevant region within Italy. This is a travel guide and so much more.
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