Books About the Amalfi Coast
The definitive portrait of the Italian people, this is a classic, scholarly essay on the Italian character. Though first published in 1964, it’s still worth reading for its insight, grace and wit.
Italian Journey, 1786-1788
Johann Wolfgang Von Geothe | W.H Auden | Elizabeth Meyer
“Sicily is the key to everything” is only one of Goethe’s many astute observations included in this Penguin Classics edition of his journals and letters from his grand tour of southern Italy
Pompeii, A Novel
In this fast-paced historical novel set in Pompeii, a young engineer sets out to repair the Roman aqueducts and discovers the imminent eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Full of suspense and period detail.
Travelers’ Tales Italy
Ann Calcagno | Jan Morris
A collection of 48 stories on traveling in Italy and Italian life, featuring the writing of Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, Frances Mayes, Jonathan Keats, Stanley Crouch and others.
The Volcano Lover, A Romance
A steamy and evocative historical novel by social critic Sontag, set in 18th-century Naples. The sweeping story focuses on the British Ambassador to the King in Naples, his passionate and notorious love, and her infatuation with Lord Nelson.