La Vita e Bella

The elegant art of living in the Italian style


About The Book

La Vita è Bella is the perfect gift for all those with a passion for all things Italian and the finer things of life—beautiful architecture, centuries of time-honoured tradition, and good food and wine.

This glorious celebration and distillation of the heart and soul of Italy provides a glimpse inside 15 ravishing Italian homes, from castles to farmhouses, as well as the regions in which they are set. La Vita è Bella also features insightful essays on many of the traditions and characteristics of Italian life, including festivals and customs, regional food and drink specialities, and more. Interspersed throughout the book are recipes for favorite and flavorful Italian dishes, including risotto, pizza, gnocchi, and sweet treats, as well as quotations from great writers and philosophers, designed to immerse you in the delightful culture and ambience of La Bella Italia!

About The Author

Jill Foulston is an acclaimed writer, editor and translator with a passion for interiors, food and shopping. Jill has a lifelong love for all things Italian. She is the proud owner of a home in Umbria and is a fluent Italian speaker.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small (September 11, 2014)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781849755535

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