Books About Italy

Whether you are preparing for an Italian vacation or just looking for some armchair travel, there are a wealth of books on Italy, from practical guidebooks to non-fiction accounts of moving to Italy to great novels set in all time periods of Italian history. Perhaps the most famous book on Italy in recent years is Under The Tuscan Sun — and a whole genre of expat-meets-native-Italian life evolved from Frances Mayes’ book. At Dream of Italy, we’re serious about reading, so if you need a recommendation, see the articles below, we’re adding to them all the time and join our Facebook group The Dream of Italy Book Club and look for our Facebook Live Book Club meetings.

To celebrate the Dream of Italy Book Club we are giving away 12 sets of four books signed by authors Laura Morelli, Frances Mayes and Suzan Van Allen.

The prize package is valued at $85 and includes the following:

  • The Night Portrait by Laura Morelli
  • Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
  • See You in the Piazza by Frances Mayes
  • 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go by Susan Van Allen

12 lucky prize winners will be randomly chosen when the contest closes on September 30th. Click here to enter and make sure to share on your social media accounts to receive bonus entries!

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