Books on Italy

My top 5 books on Italy

Charles Dickens – Pictures from ItalyTravellers have always been thrilled by the sight of citrus in Italy, where dark leaves and bright fruit seem to charge the landscape, making the trees symbols of a sun-soaked, poetic vision of the country. Citrus also holds a special place in the Italian imagination, and in The Land Where Lemons Grow, Helena Attlee sets out to explore its curious past and its enduring resonance in Italian culture. Here she takes us through some of her favourite books on Italy.

Giovanni Ruffini – Doctor AntonioPictures from Italy, by Charles Dickens

This book has my grandfather’s name in it and I think I must have borrowed it and never given it back, but it’s too late now. Published in 1846 with a few delicate illustrations supplied at the last minute by Samuel Palmer, is an account of the author’s slow progress from Genoa in northern Italy to Naples in the south, written with all the vivid detail, irreverence and irony you would expect from Dickens, and humour that often comes from an utter refusal to be romantic. For example, the streets of Genoa, described by other travellers as scented with jasmine and orange blossom, smell to Dickens “of very bad cheese, kept in very hot blankets”. I often take groups of English visitors to Italy. If anyone shows signs of complaining about their bedroom, or seems dissatisfied by dinner, I choose an extract from Dickens about a hilariously dreadful meal or uncomfortable inn to slip in to my commentary the next day.

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa – The Leopard Goethe - Italian Journey DH Lawrence – Twilight in Italy The Land Where Lemons Grow

A Italian cook book

by crabcrackers

Would look great in the basket too.Sorry for answering twice,but I was once a floral designer and gift baskets were often created for clients. Also some great picture books on Italy showing history and such would be a nice display too.Fake grapes with vine would also look great around the handle. Okay, I'll stop now.

India's beautiful architecture as symbols of love shows it has a heart of gold  —
The train was just one leg on an enthralling trip touring the Golden Triangle, India's most popular northern cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. I confess I have had a long, bordering on obsessive attraction to the Rajasthan region.


Recomended Guide Books for Hawaii?

My family is just begining to plan for our first trip to Hawaii. We want couple of good guide books to help us plan everything. Where to stay, what to do, etc.

There are so many books out there, I was hoping someone would have a suggestion to help us.

Thanks in advance!

It depends on which island you're going to. This should help you get started:

when you get to the baggage claim area, or front airport lobbies, they have tons of Free brochures (some with discount coupons)! Taxi's are too expensive, look in one of the free brochure's for a round trip Shuttle service.

have fun and Aloooooooooooooooooooooha! :o)
p.s. our avatars look almost the same, lol

Best travel book for Hawaii?

Specifically one for Oahu since that's where we will be staying on our vacation. But anyways basically I'm looking for a really good, helpful travel book for Hawaii/Oahu (we are willing to look into visiting the other islands so not a big deal if it's not centered directly on Oahu). We want suggestions for things to do, places to eat, etc. So what is the best travel book to buy?

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Travelling to the USA?

Hey I am going to do an impromptu trip to the USA maybe Hawaii and the flights cost $1000-$1500 but I was wondering how much spending money i will need, I'm not a big spender I wont be doing much shopping just enough for a cheap place and some food and stuff like that, how muh do you recommend. I'm planning on going for a week. (I am from Australia)

Use travel guides to estimate costs of activities.

Use travel sites to estimate costs for hotels, but you are better off booking through a hotel website and not a travel website. For example:

$50 per day (or part of a day) per person for meals.

Remember to budget for airport transfers and local transportation (ex. taxis).


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I am interested in tours of Hawaii-have only been advised of one by my travel agent.Would like 3-4 islands and approx 12-14 days in June/July-3 star hotels-any ideas??

There are a few choices you have, if you just do some digging you can find your tours and book them pretty easy, there are island tours by bus circumferencing the island with great tour guides, i enjoyed them when i went with my fiance.

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