Italy

Books about Italy: A Reading List for Florence

September 4, 2017 // 17 Comments

Ah, so you're going to Italy -- to Florence -- the jewel of the Italian Renaissance. Here is my reading list for Florence, and whether you're looking for nonfiction and history, a book written by a famous Florentine, or you're looking for the best novels set in Italy, you'll find something here. [...]

Of Paper and Books and Ink

May 28, 2016 // 22 Comments

In an age where everything is increasingly digital, why do we love paper so? It’s the delicate scrollwork of a printed design. The fragrance of a leather book. The way [...]

My Room with a View

December 12, 2015 // 39 Comments

In those winter nights next to the Duomo, life came back to me. It’s an 88 step climb to a week I now carry with me always. Paolo opened the door of my taxi. [...]