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A Reading List for Italophiles

Not everyone can travel to Italy every year, or be in Italy whenever they want – so, for some, the next best thing is reading about Italy. Immersing oneself in a book about Italian culture or set in an Italian city can offer a delightful temporary escape – not to […]


“A Season With Verona” by Tim Parks – Italy Book Review

You may already know I’m a big fan of Italian soccer. Even though I didn’t think “Winning at All Costs: A Scandalous History of Italian Soccer” was particularly well-written, it was incredibly informative and educational for a fan of the beautiful game like myself. So you can imagine how thrilled […]


“Miss Expatria” by Christine Cantera – Italy Book Review

I can’t even remember now how I first came across the Miss Expatria blog, or how I first got in touch with its author, Christine Cantera. But somehow we “clicked” over the interwebs (no pun intended, really), and I was thrilled to finally get to meet her in her favorite […]


“Winning at All Costs: A Scandalous History of Italian Soccer” by John Foot – Italy Book Review

Although I’m admittedly a bit of a latecomer when it comes to being a sports fan, I’ve taken to Italian soccer wholeheartedly. I was pleased, then, when I got a note from the publisher of a book on the history of Italian soccer asking if I’d be interested in receiving […]


“In Etna’s Shadow” by Karen Landes – Italy Book Review

Sometime last year I was contacted by an expat living outside Naples who was interested in contributing some posts to WhyGo Italy. After corresponding with her for a bit, and reading some of her writing on her own blog, I was sold – and I’ve been really happy to put […]


“Vucciria” by Mauro d’Agati – Book Review

Usually, when you pick up a coffee-table sized book of photographs taken in an Italian city, you know what you’re in for. You’ll get page after page of medieval cobbled streets, rolling hills with pine tree-lined driveways, romantic gondolas and roman-era monuments. You’ll be overwhelmed with color, history and – […]