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 A Room with a View
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2 The Birth of Venus
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 60,025 ratings
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3 The Enchanted April
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 5,757 ratings
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4 Under the Tuscan Sun
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 225,173 ratings
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5 The Name of the Rose
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 144,852 ratings
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6 The Divine Comedy
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 59,812 ratings
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7 The Leopard
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 8,160 ratings
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8 The Agony and the Ecstasy
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 43,066 ratings
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9 The Merchant of Venice
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 90,475 ratings
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10 Romeo and Juliet
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 1,187,937 ratings
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11 Sacred Hearts
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 7,564 ratings
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12 Invisible Cities
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 22,692 ratings
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13 The Decameron
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 17,627 ratings
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14 An Italian Education
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 677 ratings
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15 The City of Falling Angels
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3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 9,534 ratings
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16 Death in Venice
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 11,098 ratings
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17 Where Angels Fear to Tread
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 5,961 ratings
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18 A Thousand Days in Venice
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3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 3,354 ratings
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19 D. H. Lawrence and Italy: T...
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 153 ratings
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20 If on a Winter's Night a Tr...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 34,031 ratings
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21 I, Claudius/Claudius the God
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4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 1,533 ratings
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22 The Prince
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 113,253 ratings
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23 The House of Medici: Its Ri...
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24 The English Patient
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 67,553 ratings
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25 The Four Seasons: A Novel o...
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26 In the Company of the Court...
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27 The Enchantress Of Florence
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28 Galileo's Daughter: A Histo...
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29 Brunelleschi's Dome: How a ...
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 11,115 ratings
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30 Death at La Fenice (Commiss...
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31 The Pursuit of Italy
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 321 ratings
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32 Rome
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 494 ratings
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33 The Midwife of Venice
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 6,488 ratings
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34 On Persephone's Island: A S...
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 182 ratings
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35 Othello
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 184,732 ratings
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36 Baudolino
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37 The Wings of the Dove
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 9,592 ratings
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38 A Sicilian Romance
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39 Medici Money: Banking, Meta...
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40 The Normans in Sicily: The ...
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40 Ben-Hur
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 18,378 ratings
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42 The Count of Monte Cristo
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 435,188 ratings
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43 Italian Folktales
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 2,311 ratings
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44 Juliet
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 16,527 ratings
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45 Italian Neighbors
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 1,402 ratings
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46 Princes of the Renaissance
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47 Vita Nuova
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 2,149 ratings
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48 Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 168,565 ratings
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49 The Scarlet Contessa
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,517 ratings
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50 Ratking (Aurelio Zen, #1)
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 1,660 ratings
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51 Don't Look Now
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 2,523 ratings
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52 The Da Vinci Code (Robert L...
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 1,204,694 ratings
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53 Leonardo's Swans
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 3,366 ratings
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54 Quo Vadis
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 12,598 ratings
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55 The Light in the Ruins
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 13,546 ratings
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56 A History of Venice
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 658 ratings
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57 Memoirs of Hadrian
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 6,087 ratings
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58 American Wop -  Beaver Buff...
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58 Dressed for Death (Commissa...
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60 The Scarlet City
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 215 ratings
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60 A Question of Belief (Commi...
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62 The Food of Love
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63 A Season with Verona: Trave...
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63 Ciao, America!: An Italian ...
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65 Two Thousand Years in Rome
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65 The Montefeltro Conspiracy:...
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65 A Tabernacle for the Sun
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4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 22 ratings
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68 Flirting in Italian (Flirti...
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 1,895 ratings
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68 The Worth of Women: Wherein...
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70 When in Rome: A Journal of ...
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70 Pallas and the Centaur (The...
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72 Venice
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72 Neither Here Nor There: Tra...
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74 Ciao Bella: In Search of My...
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75 An Irreverent Curiosity: In...
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76 The Man in the Picture
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 1,942 ratings
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76 Nate in Venice
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 403 ratings
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76 Eat, Pray, Love
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79 The Florentine Renaissance
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80 Venice: Lion City: The Reli...
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80 Arturo's Island
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80 Season of Storms
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83 The Flowering of the Renais...
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83 By The Grand Canal
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83 Angels & Demons (Robert Lan...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 1,260,677 ratings
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86 Lives of the Saints
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86 The Villa Of Mysteries (Nic...
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88 A Thousand Days in Tuscany:...
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89 Under the Jaguar Sun
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90 Knights of Art
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91 Suffer the Little Children ...
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91 Blood & Beauty: The Borgias
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93 The Lady in the Palazzo: At...
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93 Die Letzten Tage Von Pompeji
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95 Fatal Remedies (Commissario...
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95 The Little World of Don Cam...
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97 The History of the Decline ...
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97 Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love...
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99 The Fallen Angel (Nic Costa...
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100 The Italian Wedding
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