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Italianissimo The Quintessential Guide to What Italians Do Best

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ISBN-10: 1892145545

ISBN-13: 9781892145543

Edition: 2008

Authors: Louise Fili, Lise Apatoff

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What is it about Italy that inspires passion, fascination, and utter devotion? This quirky guide to the Italian way of life, with its fifty witty mini-essays on iconic Italian subjects, will answer that question as well as entertain and delight both real and armchair travelers. Topics range from insulting hand gestures to patron saints, pasta, parmesan, shoes, opera, the Vespa, the Ferrari, gelato, gondolas, and more. History, folklore, superstitions, traditions, and customs are tossed in a delicious sauce that also includes a wealth of factual information for the sophisticated traveler:• why lines, as we know them, are nonexistent in Italy• why a string of coral beads is often seen around…    
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 9/2/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 112
Size: 5.55" wide x 5.79" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Louise Fili runs her own New York-based design firm.