Reading Italy
From the romantic to the everyday, from travel literature to genre books set there, these are my favorite books with Italy as a centerpiece in some way.
1 The Birth of Venus
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2 A Room with a View
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 87,153 ratings
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3 The Enchanted April
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 5,619 ratings
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4 Under the Tuscan Sun
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 220,438 ratings
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5 The Name of the Rose
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 141,647 ratings
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6 The Divine Comedy
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 58,249 ratings
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7 The Merchant of Venice
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 88,840 ratings
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8 Romeo and Juliet
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 1,162,637 ratings
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9 The Agony and the Ecstasy
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 41,922 ratings
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10 The Decameron
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 16,881 ratings
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11 Sacred Hearts
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 7,407 ratings
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12 Invisible Cities
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 22,171 ratings
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13 Where Angels Fear to Tread
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 5,815 ratings
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14 An Italian Education
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 652 ratings
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15 The City of Falling Angels
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3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 9,356 ratings
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16 A Thousand Days in Venice
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3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 3,263 ratings
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17 Death in Venice
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 10,683 ratings
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18 I, Claudius/Claudius the God
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4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 1,498 ratings
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19 The Leopard
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 7,907 ratings
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20 D. H. Lawrence and Italy: T...
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21 The Enchantress Of Florence
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22 Galileo's Daughter: A Histo...
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23 The House of Medici: Its Ri...
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24 Death at La Fenice (Commiss...
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25 The Pursuit of Italy
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 301 ratings
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26 The Four Seasons: A Novel o...
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27 The Prince
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 109,964 ratings
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28 Rome
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29 The Midwife of Venice
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30 On Persephone's Island: A S...
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30 In the Company of the Court...
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32 Othello
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 178,883 ratings
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33 A Sicilian Romance
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34 Medici Money: Banking, Meta...
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35 The Normans in Sicily: The ...
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35 Ben-Hur
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37 Brunelleschi's Dome: How a ...
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38 The English Patient
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 66,269 ratings
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38 Italian Folktales
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 2,271 ratings
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40 Juliet
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 16,102 ratings
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41 Italian Neighbors
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42 Princes of the Renaissance
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43 Vita Nuova
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 2,207 ratings
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44 Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 159,034 ratings
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45 The Scarlet Contessa
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 1,432 ratings
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46 Baudolino
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47 If on a Winter's Night a Tr...
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48 The Da Vinci Code (Robert L...
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 1,188,979 ratings
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49 Quo Vadis
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 12,227 ratings
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50 The Count of Monte Cristo
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 425,785 ratings
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50 The Light in the Ruins
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 12,324 ratings
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52 A History of Venice
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 600 ratings
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53 Memoirs of Hadrian
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54 American Wop -  Beaver Buff...
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54 Dressed for Death (Commissa...
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56 The Scarlet City
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56 A Question of Belief (Commi...
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58 The Food of Love
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59 Ratking (Aurelio Zen, #1)
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60 A Season with Verona: Trave...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 636 ratings
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60 Ciao, America!: An Italian ...
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62 Two Thousand Years in Rome
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63 Flirting in Italian (Flirti...
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63 The Worth of Women: Wherein...
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63 Don't Look Now
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66 When in Rome: A Journal of ...
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67 Venice
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67 Neither Here Nor There: Tra...
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69 Ciao Bella: In Search of My...
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70 An Irreverent Curiosity: In...
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71 The Man in the Picture
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71 Nate in Venice
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 357 ratings
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71 Eat, Pray, Love
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74 The Florentine Renaissance
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75 Venice: Lion City: The Reli...
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75 Arturo's Island
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75 Season of Storms
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78 The Flowering of the Renais...
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78 By The Grand Canal
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78 Angels & Demons (Robert Lan...
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81 Lives of the Saints
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81 The Villa Of Mysteries (Nic...
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83 A Thousand Days in Tuscany:...
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84 Under the Jaguar Sun
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85 Knights of Art
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86 Suffer the Little Children ...
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87 The Lady in the Palazzo: At...
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87 Die Letzten Tage Von Pompeji
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89 Fatal Remedies (Commissario...
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89 The Little World of Don Cam...
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91 The Wings of the Dove
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92 The History of the Decline ...
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93 The Fallen Angel (Nic Costa...
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94 The Italian Wedding
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95 Daisy Miller
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3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 13,165 ratings
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96 The Duchess of Malfi
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96 Mario and the Magician
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96 The Aspern Papers
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99 The Garden Of Evil (Nic Cos...
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100 Leonardo's Swans
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