When it comes to coffee table books about Italy, there are so many great options to choose from! To help narrow down your search, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite books that offer a glimpse into the culture, history, and beauty of this amazing country.
1. A Day in the Country: A Journey Through the Heart of Italy by Frances Mayes
This book is a collection of Mayes’ essays about her experiences living in Tuscany. Through her writing, readers are transported to the picturesque countryside and offered a unique perspective on life in Italy.
2. Italy: The Beautiful Cookbook by Lorenza de’ Medici
This book is a feast for the eyes and the palate! Featuring over 400 recipes, beautiful photography, and an insider’s look at Italy’s food culture, this cookbook is a must-have for anyone who loves Italian cuisine.
3. The World of Venice by Jan Morris
Jan Morris’s classic book about Venice is a must-read for anyone interested in the city’s history, culture, and architecture. Morris’s evocative writing will transport you to the canals of Venice and leave you longing to explore this fascinating city.
4. The Italians by Luigi Barzini
In this classic book, Luigi Barzini offers readers a insightful and often humorous look at the Italian people and their culture. Barzini’s keen observations will give you a new appreciation for all things Italian.
5. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
This best-selling book tells the story of Mayes’s experiences renovating an old farmhouse in Tuscany. Through her writing, readers are given a glimpse into the beauty of the Tuscan landscape and the challenges of restoring an old home.
Whether you’re looking for a cookbook, a history book, or a travelogue, there’s a coffee table book about Italy that’s sure to appeal to you. So pour yourself a cup of coffee, find a comfortable spot on the couch, and settle in for a journey to the Emerald Isle!