Italy Travel Books

for the Info-Hungry Traveler

from Multiple Award-Winning Author



This video is an example of the kind of thing you will learn in the book. It answers the common question, "Why is Michelangelo's David statue so popular?"

Although this is a video, the content is the same as in the book. Enjoy!

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As you can see, we have none of the 'touristy' kinds of things in this book. (All of the other city guide books do a fine job with that.) We simply go straight to the heart of Florence, in a way that is visual, to-the-point, light, and elegant. You will see why so many people consider FLORENCE to be their favorite city in the world.  Happy travels, and happy reading!

Dr. Zahi Hawass
Former Minister of Egyptian Antiquities, Travel Book Author (45+ books), Archaeologist

"With no direct competition in the travel guidebook arena, this is a game-changer for travellers that want to know more than simply where to eat or drink. I can say that Patty always has a smile on her face; she put this smile on every page of the book."

Dr. Jane Conoley
President, California State University in Long Beach, Psychologist

"Ms. Civalleri takes the reader on a virtual walk through the ancient walled city,pointing out people and places, sharing the tales and trivia of the place that defined the Renaissance. The dazzling photos and clear, concise text make for a great read"

Dr. Christopher Donnan
Anthropologist, Author

"This book is extremely useful for students of as well as holiday adventurers. It should be in the hands of everyone who visits Florence, and wants to see and understand its magic. My wife and I have already been to Florence, but now are looking forward to returning – this time with your book in our hands."

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About the Author

As a historian, I have sifted through ancient history to find its fun and exciting points. As an Author, I have found the way to blend those points with the natural mood of a vacation traveler: relaxed discovery. I have found a way to make the history of a city compelling, not boring. 

With Italy, I have created a line of books that will take travelers to the heart of a city - the things that truly make a city important. In the case of Florence, it is the Renaissance. Visitors laugh, cry, and experience that 'AHA' feeling throughout their entire visit.