Bestselling and beloved author Frances Mayes discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses each region, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisine
On Sale: March 12, 2019
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The Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower, the Piazza San Marco:
these are the sights synonymous with Italy. But such
landmarks only scratch the surface of this magical
country's offerings. In See You in the Piazza, Frances
Mayes introduces us to the Italy only the locals know, as
she and her husband, Ed, eat and drink their way through
all twenty regions--from Friuli to Calabria. Along the
way, she seeks out the cultural and historic gems not
found in traditional guidebooks.
Frances conjures the enchantment of the backstreets, the
hubbub of the markets, the dreamlike wonder of that space
between lunch and dinner when a city cracks open to those
who would wander or when a mind is drawn into the pages
of a delicious book--and discloses to us the secrets that
only someone who is on intimate terms with a place could
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