Cento Citta: A Guide to the “Hundred Cities & Towns” of Italy Review

From Library Journal: Whenever Italians want to stress the cultural variety of their nation, or nostalgically mention places where they really would like to live, they speak of the Cento Citta. . . .; Hofmann, a 30-year resident of Italy and a veteran New York Times correspondent, profiles his favorite 100 places to visit. He takes us on a series of walking/auto tours of each of six regions. Starting with a city;s central square, town hall, or church, he treats us to a delightful blend of historic and literary past and present. Similar to Baedeker’s Italy , but with less emphasis on accommodations and more on native appeal. Recommended. Ann E. Cohen, Broome Cty. P.L., Binghamton, N.Y. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Francesco’s Venice: The Dramatic History of the World’s Most Beautiful City

Venice's abundant history is checked out by a resident chronicler, as well as descendent from a patrician Ventian family in this wonderfully illustrated research. Visitors are led from 5th century Venice to existing day, uncovering historic truths, tales and catching glances into the lives of it's people, a lot of which are the authors have colorful ancestors.

The Athenian Walk and the Historic Site of Athens

The book is a chronicle of visits made to the Acropolis by Greeks as well as immigrants in the 19th as well as 20th century, and explores different subjects: How did succeeding generations of Greek and also foreign site visitors experience the shrine of the Acropolis? What training course did they follow on their way to the monoliths? As well as exactly how much did they appreciate the old gain access to paths? Exactly how was the brand-new “Athenian Walk” created, satisfying an urban-design vision born at the same time as modern Athens in 1833? The album is composed in a sophisticated yet easily recognized design, decorated with uncommon drawings and also photographs, reminding us that in life, as in art, the “trip is completion.”

Prague in Black and Gold: Scenes from the Life of a European City

Prague goes to the core of whatever both fantastic and awful in Western history, however couple of individuals genuinely comprehend this city's distinct society. In Prague in Black as well as Gold, Peter Demetz remove sentimentalities as well as distortions and also shows how Czechs, Germans, Italians, and Jews have actually lived as well as interacted for over a thousand years.