Frances Mayes Always Italy


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$35.00  $32.55
National Geographic Society
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7.4 X 9.4 X 1.5 inches | 2.8 pounds

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About the Author

Frances Mayes is the author of four bestsellers, Under the Tuscan Sun, Bella Tuscany, Everyday in Tuscany, and In Tuscany. All four are about taking chances, living in Italy, and the "voluptuousness of Italian life." She was awarded the Premio Casato Prime Donne for a major contribution in the field of letters in 2009. A widely published poet and essayist, she has written numerous memoirs, books of poetry, and novels. Formerly a professor of creative writing at San Francisco State University, she now devotes herself full-time to writing, traveling, and restoring an historic garden. She and her husband divide their time between North Carolina and Cortona, Italy.Ondine Cohane, a contributing editor at Conde Nast Traveler, writes regularly for the New York Times travel section, among many other publications. She has appeared on CNN and Good Morning America, and co-hosts Conde Nast Traveler's Insider Guide series on PBS. Cohane lives in the town of Pienza in Southern Tuscany and owns two boutique hotels.


"Armchair-wanderlusting at its finest: Let the Georgia-born Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun, be your guide to Italy. With co-author Ondine Cohane, a travel writer who lives in Southern Tuscany, this book is a primer on every hidden pocket and charming café you dream of sitting in right about now." -Garden & Gun

"What a gorgeous book! I didn't have plans to necessarily visit Italy one day, but I do now! Wow!... When the world recovers, a trip to Italy must be in the works! " -Instagram: @bookswithBethany

"Beautiful book. I wish I was there right now." -Instagram: @twistsandtropes

"Always Italy allows you to live, breathe, and eat Italy...a fresh and exhilarating take on Italy that's worth reading. -Tabi Thoughts

"Especially given recent times, I cherished my time spent with this beautiful book. As with any National Geographic book, the book is filled with stunning pictures, and the content sparkles just as much. If you are planning to travel to Italy, or if you dream of traveling there, this book is your quintessential traveling companion." -Jennifer - Tar Heel Reader

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"A must for any Italy visit!" -Instagram: @colbywilkens

"Always Italy is such a treat! Gorgeous photos as only a @natgeo book can do, travel tips and the best of the regions this book has given me so many ideas of how I would travel to Italy differently this time around. Dreams!" -Instagram: somekindofalibrary