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Books inspired by Italy
Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood to travel
Travelscoop's Stuart's favourite novel about the ultimate likeable anti-hero. Tom Ripley is talented and scheming with a burning ambition for success that he's prepared to kill for. A gripping psychological thriller which forces the reader to question why they're willing him to get away with it. Italy forms the wonderful backdrop - and it'll make you want to go!
A well-written, tense novel in which the dead bride's father-in-law is convinced the grieving husband killed her and becomes obsessed with vengeance. Set in Rome and the streets and canals of Venice, a deadly game of cat-and-mouse builds as each becomes the hunter and the hunted.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
Tired of the drudgery of life in cold, grey London, four women - previously unknown to each other - answer a newspaper advert to stay for a month in an idyllic Italian castle on the shores of the Mediterranean - based on Cinque Terre. Escaping their daily lives, each transforms in the beauty and warmth of their paradise-like surroundings.
Philip Gwynne Jones
With redundancy and an uncertain future in Edinburgh looming, Jones and his wife took a huge leap and moved to Venice to live. Through often-hilarious exploits and an enormous passion for the beautiful city and all things Italian, this is a really enjoyable read.
Brilliant story for 9-12 year olds about two brothers who escape their aunt by running away to Venice where they join a gang of street kids. With a detective searching for them, they're forced into hiding all over the city - encountering even greater threats and plenty of magic along the way.
Italy Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
25th November 2020 by PommieTravelsIs Sicily the top destination of the Mediterranean?
Often travellers when choosing a place where to go on holiday to Italy overlook the island of Sicily. This sunny region of southern Italy in a relatively small portion of territory enclose thousand years of history, profound and robust culture and extraordinary biodiversity. The words of German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe could not better describe the feelings that a journey Sicily will give you....
12th November 2020 by Hand Luggage Only13 very best places in Northern Italy to visit
Italy is a totally diverse country to explore! Especially with the gorgeous spots in the south of Italy being totally different from the best places in northern Italy. And, truth be told, this is what makes Italy so great to visit in my opinion. It’s long history, gorgeous natural sights and the yummiest dishes. ...
1st June 2020 by Stoked to Travel8 of the best places to visit near Bologna, Italy
The underrated city of Bologna in the northern Italian region of Emilia Romagna is rising in popularity. But until recently, it has always sat in the shadow of its tourist-magnet neighbours, including Florence, Rome, Venice and Milan. Not only is Bologna the true home of some of the best food in Italy. Such as tagliatelle al Ragù, lasagne and mortadella ham, but it also an excellent base for exploring the region. This is mostly thanks to the efficient train network. Some of the best day trips...
29th May 2020 by Stoked to TravelBest things to do in Verona, Italy
The historic Italian city of Verona is somewhat synonymous with Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, and having read the play multiple times, I’ve certainly envisaged my own Verona. So when I had the opportunity to finally visit Verona recently, I was very excited. Naturally, visiting the setting for one of the world’s most famous plays is top of the list, but there are plenty of other things to do in Verona too. In fact, this the pretty, peaceful and compact city is one of my favourite...
5th June 2020 by Stoked to TravelBest things to do in Ravenna
Ravenna is a beautiful city in the eastern half of Emilia Romagna. It is a lesser-known destination that offers an authentic getaway, with far fewer crowds than other places in Italy! Ravenna is a destination packed with history and culture. From basilicas, mausoleums, tombs to the ancient and contemporary mosaics for which the city is famous. From visiting the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, to sampling delicious fresh seafood, cycling in the nearby pine forests and swimming in the nearby...
19th November 2019 by PommieTravelsMaking the most of your time in Venice: A guide
Once home to a wealthy empire of merchants, Venice remains relevant today. Despite the crowds, it continues to top the bucket lists of many travellers. If you pine to walk its alleyways, sail its canals, and eat its food, this blog is for you. Below, we’ll share tips that will help you make the most of your visit to this legendary destination....
8th November 2019 by PommieTravelsVillas and Tuscany: An alternative holiday in Italy
Tuscany in the Summer is not only synonymous with white beaches and blue sea, touristic hotels and resorts. Tuscany is also forests, peaks, and hills to be explored and, regarding the accommodation, luxurious villas and Tuscany could be a winning duo. This is why there are inviting alternatives to spend a Summer in this region. Let’s see this in detail....