What does it mean to be Italian?
Is it pausing to enjoy an Aperitivo or gelato? A passeggiata down a laneway steeped in history? An August spent tanning at the beach?
This book is a celebration of the Italian lifestyle – an education in drinking to savor the moment, traveling indulgently, and cherishing food and culture. A lesson in the dolce far niente: the sweetness of doing nothing.
We may not all live in the bel paese, but anyone can learn from the rich tapestry of life on the boot.
From the innovation of Italian fashion and design, the Golden Age of its cinema to the Roman Empire’s
cultural echoes (and some very good espresso), take a dip into the Italian psyche and learn to eat, love, dress, think and have fun as only the Italians can.
Born to Italian parents, Maria always knew Rome was her destiny, although she was raised in Melbourne. With a formal background in political science and history, she is now an award-winning food and travel writer and journalist and contributes regularly to the USA
Today, CNN, Condé Nast, Fodor’s, and The Telegraph.
The author of I Hearts Rome, her lifestyle blog Heart Rome, has readers in over 100 countries, a social media network that exceeds 40,000, and has been featured in BBC Travel and Vogue among others. In Rome, you’ll find her walking the streets of Trastevere, checking out the latest bar for an Aperitivo, or dining with friends. How to be Italian is Maria’s second book.
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