In this lavishly illustrated and gift-worthy guide, the world's most beloved expert on la dolce vita takes readers on the ultimate insider's tour of Italy's 20 iconic regions, revealing little-known gems, off-the-beaten-path destinations, and one-of-a-kind experiences.
FRANCES MAYES is the author of four bestsellers, Under the
Tuscan Sun, Bella Tuscany, Everyday in Tuscany, and In
Tuscany. All are about taking chances, living in Italy, and the
"voluptuousness of Italian life." A widely published poet and
essayist, Mayes has written numerous memoirs, books of poetry, and
novels. Formerly a professor of creative writing at San Francisco
State University, she now devotes herself full-time to writing,
traveling, and restoring a historic garden. She and her husband
divide their time between North Carolina and Cortona, Italy.
ONDINE COHANE, a contributing editor at Conde Nast Traveler, writes regularly for the New York Times travel section, among many other publications. She has appeared on CNN and Good Morning America, and co-hosts Conde Nast Traveler's Insider Guide series on PBS. Cohane lives in the Renaissance town of Pienza in Southern Tuscany and owns two boutique hotels.
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