Best italy travel books

Best history books of italy


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Books to read before traveling to italy

Here is a list of novels and movies that we recommend you to read or watch before your trip, or even during it. They are not travel guides, nor endless historical books, but our personal recommendations that will make you enjoy even more this wonderful trip:

‘Naples: Gomorrah’, the most famous book about the Mafia by the Neapolitan Saviano, is such an intimate and detailed investigation that he has been living under a continuous death threat ever since. The book on which the famous movie “The Godfather” of the same name, written by Mario Puzo, was based, although only part of it takes place in Sicily, is also a fantastic way to understand the workings of the Mafia.  Buy the book Gomorrah for 9,45€.


National Geographic Travels #260 | ITALY. DE GÉNOVA A PARMA POR LAS CINQUE TERRE (Viajes NG nº 7) by National Geographic Travel4,8 out of 5 stars 6 Kindle Version $0.00 €0.00 Free with Kindle Unlimited subscription Learn more Available instantlyOr $4.99 for purchase

The Best of Italy 5: Authentic Experiences and Places (Lonely Planet Best of Country Guides) by Cristian Bonetto , Peter Dragicevich, et al.3.8 out of 5 stars 14 Softcover Other format: Kindle version

National Geographic Travel Guide: Rome (GUIDES) by National Geographic 4.3 out of 5 stars 37 Paperback 12,39 €12,39 Receive it on Tuesday, September 6FREE shipping on your first qualifying order.More shopping options5,95 €(7 used and new offers)

Viajes National Geographic # 270 | DOLOMITAS, THE MOST SPECTACULAR ALPS OF ITALY (Viajes NG) by Viajes National Geographic Kindle Version $0.00 €0.00 Free with Kindle Unlimited subscription More info Available instantlyOr $4.99 for purchase

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The writer Hans Christian Andersen described the beautiful capital of Italy in a phrase that has not lost its meaning with time: “Rome is like a book of fables, on each page you find a wonder”. The ruins of the city recall the times when the city lived as the center of the powerful Roman Empire, and its historic center is made up of Renaissance-era buildings, built on cobblestone streets that lead to grandiose palaces, churches and piazzas.

Rome, the so-called Eternal City, because time stood still here centuries ago, is one of the places in the world with the most history in each of its monuments, churches, fountains and museums. It is a collection of architectural wonders, heritage of the different eras lived in the city over time, among which are the majestic Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum, or the Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican. And what better way to get to know it and visit it than through the following literary recommendations.

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