The Mussolini Canal by Antonio Pennacchi

In 1932 Mussolini started to move the first of 30,000 poor sharecroppers from the north of Italy to inhabit his newly drained Pontine Marshes south of Rome. For three years farmers from the Po Valley,...

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The Best Gardens in Italy, A Traveller's Guide Kirsty McLeod's book provides a comprehensive list of over 100 of the finest Italian gardens open to the public, complete with the gardens' visiting t...

Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo

Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo by Tim Parks.  The best-selling author celebrated for his books on life in Italy returns with his first Italian travelogue in a decade....

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The Princess of Mantua Set in the 15th-century, Marie Ferranti's international bestseller follows the life of Barbara von Brandenburg who becomes the Princess of Mantua after marrying Ludovico Gonz...

Mary McAleese book launch in Rome

Columba Press presents the launch of "Quo Vadis? Collegiality in the Code of Canon Law" by Dr Mary McAleese at Collegio S. Isidoro on Thursday 22 November at 19.00. The book's Rome launch will be off...

Jonathan Boardman book launch in Rome

18 July. Jonathan Boardman presents his latest book "Umbria - A cultural history" at the Almost Corner Bookshop in Trastevere at 18.00 on 18 July. Boardman's book follows the cultural themes througho...


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