Books about Italy
Blashfield, Jean F. Italy: Enchantment of the World. New York: Children's Press, 1999. Describes the history, geography, plants and animals, economy, language, people and culture of Italy.
Harvey, Miles. Look what came from Italy. New York: Franklin Watts, 1998. Describes many things, both familiar and unfamiliar, that originally came from Italy, including inventions, foods, holidays, tools, music, sports, games, fashions, and words.
Italy. Danbury, CT: Grolier Educational, 1997. Describes the customs and beliefs connected to some of the special occasions celebrated in Italy, including Christmas and Easter, Raduno, Fiesta del Morti, and the Olive Festival. Includes recipes and related activities.
Malone, Margaret Gay. Italy. New York: Benchmark Books,
Moore, Robert, Living in Venice. Morristown, N.J.: Silver Burdett, 1986. Text and photographs depict various aspects of life in one of the world's most unusual cities built on the mud banks and islands of the Venetian lagoon. Includes information about its history, famous sites, markets, daily life, festivals and celebrations, and modes of transportation in a city whose principal streets are canals.
Nickles, Greg. Italy. New York: Crabtree Pub. Co., 2001.
Nickles, Greg. Italy. New York: Crabtree Pub. Co., 2001. Introduces the history, customs, and daily life of the Italian people.
Nickles, Greg. Italy. New York, N.Y.: Crabtree Pub. Co., 2001. Introduces the religions, holidays and festivals, art, architecture, music, language, and legends of Italy.
Sasek, Miroslav. This is Rome. New York: Macmillan, 1960.
Ventura, Piero. Venice, Birth of a City. New York: Putnam, 1988. Traces the history of the city built on islands in the Adriatic Sea from its establishment in A.D. 452 to the height of its political and economic power as a colonial empire and cultural center in the 1400's to its conquest by Napoleon in 1797.
Winter, Jane Kohen. Italy. 2nd ed. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 2003. Describes the geography, history, government, economy, and culture of Italy.
Winter, Jane Kohen. Italy. New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp., 1992. Describes the geography, history, government, economy, and culture of Italy.
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