Why not take an imaginative trip to Italy by reading one of these books. The Montalbano series from Andrea Camillieri will take you to beautiful Sicily, or if you like to re-live the time of the Cinecitta times, the latest book on Frederico Fellini film experience is fabulous. Or take a trip to Naples, following the team of policemen in which few believe, called the Bastards of Pizzofalcone, in the latest thriller from de Giovanni. Or recall the times of the Sicilian uncrowned kings with the new novel from Stefania Auci. Enjoy!
Take a trip to Sicily by reading Commissario Montalbano novels
When you crave for Sicily, whether the foods, the friendly people or stunning baroque cities, why not read the famous series of crime novels by Andrea Camillieri about Commissario Montalbano, set in Ragusa, Sicily. The stories are known world-wide from the TV adaptations, with their strunning aerial shots of Ragusa and . With the fabulous curious characters which keep things cheerful. Plus, detailed descriptions of Sicilian delicacies, you can almost taste the red wine and fried arancini. But this is Sicily, so insights are shared on the mafia, people trafficking, drugs, racism. In the new novel in the transporting New York Times bestselling Inspector Montalbano mystery series, - 'The Sicilian Method', Montalbano finds his answers to a murder in a theatrical play.
Explore hidden gems in Italy
The perfect guide for those who can't resist succumbing to Italy's charms again and again, now in a popular pocket-sized format. Who hasn't dreamt of being whisked away to a sweet little Italian town buried deep in the countryside? The small towns sprinkled throughout this expansive book are not only rich with beauty but also saturated with as much historical and cultural importance as their sister cities. The fact that they are "off the beaten path"-though sometimes extraordinarily famous for their art, food, and wine, or simply their setting-makes them rare gems even more desirable to see. The 101 towns featured represent the twenty diverse regions of Italy and their varied landscapes, architecture, and local specialties. Practical sidebars introduce the reader to traditional artisans as well as to the best place to buy Parmigiano Reggiano or the greatest terrace to take in a Tuscan sunset.
Immerse yourself in Fellini's world
A highly colorful journey into the boundless territory of a genius s imagination, this is a work that added a fundamental element to the study of Federico Fellini and his creative experience. From the late 1960s until 1990, the great director used this diary to represent his nocturnal visions in the form of drawings or, as he himself described them, scribbles, rushed and ungrammatical notes. Currently out of print, this new edition will include a critical introduction, as well as updated graphic design. It will be published in collaboration with the Municipality of Rimini as well as the Museo Nazionale del Cinema, the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, and the Cineteca di Bologna (the three main Italian institutions in the field of cinema). The volume will be released to coincide with the centenary of Federico Fellini s birth (January 2020), which will be celebrated in Italy with a traveling exhibition on the director that will start its journey from Milan in December 2019.
Thriller from de Giovanni set in Naples
The new instalment in the bestselling 'Bastards of Pizzofalcone' series, by one of Europe's most renowned and versatile mystery writers. This new instalment in Maurizio de Giovanni's bestselling 'Bastards of Pizzofalcone' series, 'Puppies' unfolds during the crisp beginning of April in contemporary Naples.
A baby is left abandoned beside a dumpster. A young Ukrainian maid fights torrents of greed and frustration with the world around her. Small animals begin to disappear off the streets. The task of solving these mysteries is entrusted to a team of policemen in which few believe: the Bastards of Pizzofalcone.
De Giovanni is one of Europe's most renowned and versatile mystery writers. His award-winning and bestselling novels, all of which take place in Naples, engage readers in gripping tales of Europe's most fabled, atmospheric, dangerous and lustful city.
An epic novel about the uncrowned kings of Sicily
Based on the true history of the uncrowned kings of Sicily: the story of a family, restless and ambitious, shrewd and determined to be richer and more powerful than anybody else.
In this grand, sweeping epic, 'The Florios of Sicily', inspired by the real lives of history-making titans, international best-selling author Stefania Auci brings to life the dark secrets, the loves and betrayals, and the cruel acts of revenge that marked the Florio family's century of influence.
The Florios arrive in Sicily, with nothing but the clothes on their back after an earthquake destroys their hometown. Against all odds, the family begins anew despite the looming Napoleonic wars and devastating plagues. But when Vincenzo is spurned by his aristocratic lover, he vows to avenge his honor by becoming the wealthiest man in Italy. Sacrificing love and family, he strives to buy what cannot be his by birth. Not to be outdone by the men, the Florio women unapologetically demand their place outside the restraints of caring mothers, alluring lovers, or wounded wives. Giulia, though only a mistress, is fiercely intelligent and runs the empire from the shadows. Angelina, born a bastard, charts her own future against the wishes of her father.
In this epic yet intimate tale of power, passion, and revenge, the rise and fall of a family taps into the universal desire to become more than who we are born as.
The new suspense novel from de Cataldo set in Rome
Things are changing in Rome. The new Pope, determined to bring radical reform to the Vatican, proclaims an extraordinary Jubilee year, one “of Mercy.” A new center-left government replaces its disgraced predecessor. And with crime lynchpin Samurai in jail, his protégé Sebastiano Laurenti attempts to establish himself as the designated successor. But he must reckon not only with a new generation of enterprising gangsters and racketeers―out to carve for themselves a slice of the profits and opportunities offered by the major public works planned for the Jubilee ― but also with ambitious newly elected politician, Chiara Visone.
Betrayals, ambushes and infighting will inevitably alter the fragile political balance in the Eternal City. As the sharks circle, some tenuous hope endures in the unlikely alliance of an incorruptible politician of the old left and a young bishop who refuses to play the Vatican’s power games. But it remains to be seen whether, in the long night of Rome, there is room for redemption.
Sharp, dark and taut,'The Night of Rome' is fiction that sails dangerously close to the wind of current events.