Our travelers are avid readers, and they love to share their personal book recommendations in our Tuscany Tours Travel Community Facebook group. In these "safer-at-home" times, a good book is just what the doctor ordered to help us escape to another place. And, what better place than Tuscany, Sicily, Florence, Venice..... or anywhere in Italy?!
To vicariously travel to Italy, look no further than our community’s recommendations below. History, fiction, art, science… there’s something for everyone. So, grab your wine, kick back, and relax as we guide you on some armchair travels through Italy!
Help us to grow our Italy book list! Please leave your recommendations in the comments below.
Tuscany Tours Team recommendations:
All Sam Hilt books!
All Detective Montalbano books -- set all over Sicily
Love in a Tuscan Kitchen: Savoring Life Through the Romance, Recipes, and Traditions of Italy by Sheryl Ness
The Botticelli Secret: A novel of Renaissance Italy by Marina Fiorato
The Scribe of Siena by Melodie Winawer
The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe by David I. Kertzer
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
Travelers' Community recommendations:
Mark B. recommends:
A Vineyard in Tuscany: A Wine Lover’s Dream by Ferenc Máté
A Thousand Days in Tuscany: A Bittersweet Adventure by Marlena de Blasi
Hidden Tuscany: Discovering Art, Culture, and Memories in a Well-Known Region's Unknown Places by John Keahey
The Wisdom of Tuscany: Simplicity, Security & the Good Life - Making the Tuscan Lifestyle Your Own by Ferenc Máté
Lauren Y. recommends:
The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen
Judie W. recommends:
One Summer Day in Rome by Mark Lamprell
The Lady in the Palazzo: At Home in Umbria by Marlena de Blasi
Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
Women in Sunlight by Frances Mayes
I Found Myself in Tuscany by Lisa Condie
Virginia S. recommends:
Dances with Luigi: A Grandson’s Determined Quest to Comprehend Italy and the Italians by Paul Paolicelli
Jeff C. recommends:
Hidden Tuscany: discovering Art, Culture, and Memories in a Well-Known Region’s Unknown Places by John Keahey
The Mountains of Saint Francis: Discovering the Geologic Events that Shaped our Earth