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How to be Italian

Delve into the art of loving and living in every moment. ‘Italian’ is as evocative a word as any, but what does it really mean?

The answer is a lifestyle that many envy, from one of the world’s most beloved countries – aperitifs and the art of drinking coffee. Feast days and a quiet August. Cities steeped in history, where the past is always present and countless style and fashion icons reside. In a country where wine is produced in every region, food is deeply entrenched in tradition, and some of the world’s greatest artists, composers, and thinkers have lived, passion is everywhere and la dolce vita thrives.

This book is a celebration of what it means to be from Italy – an education in drinking to savour the moment, travelling indulgently, and dolce far niente – the sweetness of doing nothing. From the innovation of Italian fashion and design, the golden age of its cinema, the Roman Empire’s cultural echoes, and some very good espresso, take a dip into the Italian psyche and learn to eat, love, dress, think, and have fun as only Italia can.

I Heart Rome

A love letter to Rome, with beautiful food and location photography, classic recipes, and stories from the heart of the Eternal City. Rome is an open-air museum; it’s a modern-day marvel of a city that has seen centuries of emperors, popes, movements, triumphs, and tragedies.

It’s a city where the present and past sit side by side and interact in a beautiful, yet sometimes complex, kind of way. Rome begs to be uncovered at every turn.

Through quirky local stories and glorious pictures, I Heart Rome takes you on an inspiring journey through the Rome that tourists rarely get to see.