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.
"Armchair-wanderlusting at its finest: Let the Georgia-born Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun, be your guide to Italy. With co-author Ondine Cohane, a travel writer who lives in Southern Tuscany, this book is a primer on every hidden pocket and charming cafe you dream of sitting in right about now." -Garden & Gun
"What a gorgeous book! I didn't have plans to necessarily visit Italy one day, but I do now! Wow!... When the world recovers, a trip to Italy must be in the works! " -Instagram: @bookswithBethany "Beautiful book. I wish I was there right now." -Instagram: @twistsandtropes "Always Italy allows you to live, breathe, and eat Italy...a fresh and exhilarating take on Italy that's worth reading. -Tabi Thoughts "Especially given recent times, I cherished my time spent with this beautiful book. As with any National Geographic book, the book is filled with stunning pictures, and the content sparkles just as much. If you are planning to travel to Italy, or if you dream of traveling there, this book is your quintessential traveling companion." -Jennifer - Tar Heel Reader Featured in Upscale Magazine Gift Guide "A must for any Italy visit!" -Instagram: @colbywilkens "Always Italy is such a treat! Gorgeous photos as only a @natgeo book can do, travel tips and the best of the regions this book has given me so many ideas of how I would travel to Italy differently this time around. Dreams!" -Instagram: somekindofalibrary