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A tasty quest

Advantages: An irresistible confection of gastronomy, travel and history
Disadvantages: Leaves one hungry for more

...What a delicious book this is, if an impossible one to categorise. Al Dente is not a cookery book, although it contains over thirty recipes. It’s not a travel book, although it follows the author’s trail all over Italy, illustrating the itinerary with ...

torr 29.01.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Al Dente - William Black

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Venice day by day

Advantages: Nice layout and good range of information along with a great map
Disadvantages: None

I already owned the DK top ten Venice book before I even had a trip to Venice planned but, when I came to actually book my trip I then purchased an extra guide book. I then even got one free with my hotel booking through my work so I ended up with thre ...

frankiecesca 11.01.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Frommer's Venice Day by Day - Stephen Brewer

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Italy is calling me again !

Advantages: Useful information and different to the normal guide books
Disadvantages: None

This guide was a book purchased by me when my Wanderlust magazine ran an offer for its subscribers to purchase books free and just pay for postage. Being a lover of the Italian places I have been to visit so far and completely loving the way of life, I fe ...

frankiecesca 21.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Italy - Culture Smart! - Charles Abbott

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See Naples.....

Advantages: Sharp, superb writing
Disadvantages: So much tragedy in war

In September 1943 Norman Lewis, an officer with the Field Security Service, a division of the Intelligence Corps of the British Army, sailed with the American 5th Army to Salerno as part of the force which was to invade Italy. With the 5th Army HQ he lan ...

minigrile 30.04.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Naples 44: An Intelligence Officer in the Italian Labyrinth - Norman Lewis

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Cosy

Advantages: Good read
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“Under the Tuscan Sun” by Frances Mayes is one of the most enchanting books I have ever read. It is all about Frances and her husband in their quest to set up a second home in Tuscany. Faced with the inevitable laid-back attitude of Italian builders and ...

penguin_too 04.08.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Under the Tuscan Sun (At Home in Italy) - Frances Mayes

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