Based on the author's experiences of the region, this work takes a look at the Comino Valley in Italy, which lies north of Naples, south of Rome, surrounded by the Appenine peaks. It describes a chaotic wine competition, samples the Italian cantina, instructs on market-day haggling and surreptitious truffle-hunting, and investigates the scams and the charms of Naples. It also looks at an all-too-human bureucracy, informs on how to win a local election and roast a pig whole, observes the Catholic Church's close relationship to daily life, and reflects on how an earthquake saved the valley.
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Praise for North of Naples, South of Rome:
"A genuine warm breeze of Italy blows from these pages." --Irish Times
"This is a glorious, often hilarious, insight to the Italy of today.... Do not on any account neglect to read this. You will be intrigued and delighted." --The Cork Examiner
"A wonderful initiation to the piquant joys of Italian country living.... As reviving as a hot espresso." --The Sunday Times, London
"This book will warm the heart, expand the soul, and even be used to nourish the body." --Image
"Colourful, sometimes hilarious, and pathos-filled, this is a fascinating portrayal of family life in the little Italian town that has been home to the author and his relatives for 600 years." --The UniverseAbout the Author:
Paolo Tullio was born in the Comino Valley, but educated in England. He lives in Ireland with his wife, Susan Morley, and their children.
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Book Description Lilliput Pr Ltd, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111874675821
Book Description Lilliput Pr Ltd, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB1874675821
Book Description Lilliput Pr Ltd, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Susan Morley (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M1874675821