Juvenile books set in Italy
“First he holds the fruit in the palm of his hand, stem side up. Then he makes a horizontal cut to divide it exactly in half. The juice of a freshly picked orange is abundant, irrepressible and its aroma bursts into the air (…) I have participated in this ritual in fields all over Italy and it is always a moving moment. There is nothing that can compare to the taste of an orange just picked from the tree”. The aromas, the textures, the colors, the sights are touched in Helena Attlee’s The Country Where the Lemon Tree Blossoms (Acantilado). A golden starting point to tour the boot-shaped peninsula that enchanted the British garden expert. Italy is a country to know from one end to the other. From the Alps to Sicily. Punished by the coronavirus crisis, reading is a way not only to travel, but also to vindicate the subjugating beauty of its landscapes.
Transalpine tourThe Romans and the Medici cultivated them. Oranges, lemons and citrons. Attlee’s treatise on citrus fruits, translated into Spanish by another Italy enthusiast, María Belmonte (who signs Pilgrims of Beauty: Travelers through Italy and Greece), is sometimes misleading in bookstores, where it tends to occupy the kitchen section. Although this delicate essay that combines horticultural theory and travel chronicle does not forget about gastronomy, the reader should know that he or she is in front of a hypnotic sensory experience where history and nature go hand in hand. They will look at lemon trees differently after reading it.
Novels set in Italy
The Italian Renaissance initiated the Renaissance era, a period of great cultural achievement and change in Europe that extended from the late 14th century to about 1690, constituting the transition between medieval and modern Europe.
Although the origins of the movement confined mainly to literary culture, intellectual endeavor and patronage can be traced back to the early 14th century. Many aspects of Italian culture remained in their medieval state and the Renaissance did not fully develop until the end of the century.
The Italian Renaissance began in Tuscany, with its epicenter in the cities of Florence and Siena. It then had a major impact on Rome, which was ornamented with some buildings in the ancient style, and then heavily rebuilt by the 16th century popes. The peak of the movement came at the end of the 15th century, as foreign invaders plunged the region into chaos. However, the ideas and ideals of the Renaissance spread throughout the rest of Europe, making possible the Nordic Renaissance, centered in Fontainebleau and Antwerp, and the English Renaissance.
En route in Italy: road routesSee on AmazonIf you want to travel around the country and do not want to focus on a single area, this guide will be of great help. In this case you will have to take a car or a motorcycle and with this guide you will be able to know really beautiful places.
The guide has a soft cover, so you can always carry it with you, thanks to the fact that it is very light. It has a road map and places that you will fall in love as soon as you see them. It has 40 road routes that will not disappoint you. If you have time to do them all I assure you that you will not want to leave Italy.
Lonely Planet Guide to ItalySee on AmazonA very complete guide that focuses on the most important places you have to visit on your visit to Italy. Inside this guide you will not only find information about interesting places such as works of art, landscapes, monuments, gastronomy… but you can also enjoy illustrations that will show you what you are about to see live.
The guide is very well developed and very well explained. Everything makes the reading very enjoyable. In other words, it will be of great help in Italy and it will also help you to plan your trip before you make it. This guide also includes a complete map of the city of Rome.
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The Best of Italy 5Experiences and authentic placesCristian Bonetto | Peter Dragicevich | Duncan Garwood | Paula Hardy | Virginia Maxwell | Regis St.Louis | Donna Wheeler | Nicola Williams | Marc Di DucaBe the first to review this bookBe the first to review this bookPublisher: GeoPlaneta
With some of the world’s finest art and architecture, Italy excites, inspires, and thrills in equal parts. The country’s 20 regions seem like independent states, with their own traditions and superb cuisine. Italy’s strengths go beyond its galleries, restaurants and boutiques. The country is also a work of Mother Nature’s art, and its geography offers extraordinary diversity, from the snow-capped Alps in the north to the volcanic craters of the south.
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