If you’re considering a move to Italy, you’re in for a treat. The food, the wine, the architecture, the art, the fashion… there’s so much to love about Italy. And if you’re looking for a good book to help you get to know the country better, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some of the best books about moving to Italy:
1. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
This classic book about moving to Italy tells the story of Frances Mayes, an American woman who buys an abandoned villa in the Tuscan countryside and sets about renovating it. Along the way, she learns a lot about Italian culture and cuisine, and falls in love with the country.
2. The Italian Job by Lisa Caputo
In this book, American journalist Lisa Caputo chronicles her own move to Italy, to the city of Florence. She tells the story of how she found an apartment, learned to cook Italian food, and adjusted to life in a new country.
3. A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
This book is about a British couple who move to the Provence region of France, but it’s also full of insights about life in Italy. Mayle writes about the food, the wine, the landscape, and the people he meets in a way that will make you want to book a ticket to Italy ASAP.
4. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
OK, so this book is actually about an American man who goes to Italy with the intention of murdering someone. But along the way, he falls in love with the country and its culture. If you’re looking for a dark, suspenseful read set in Italy, this is the book for you.
5. Italian Shoes by Henning Mankell
In this novel, Swedish author Henning Mankell tells the story of an elderly Swedish woman who moves to Italy after the death of her husband. She starts a new life, learning to speak Italian and making new friends. It’s a heartwarming story about starting over in a new country.
If you’re thinking about moving to Italy, any of these books would be a great way to start learning about the country and its culture. Bon voyage!