Since childhood, Paolo Tullio has returned each year to his hometown of Gallinaro, to the labyrinthine nest of his relations and to the passionate people of his valley. North of Naples, South of Rome describes a hysterically chaotic wine competition, samples the Italian cantina, instructs on marketplace haggling, and investigates the charms and scams of Naples. It looks with disbelief at a tortuous bureaucracy, observes the role of the church in daily life, and explains how to win a local election and how to roast a pig. With fascinating detours on local buildings, history, folklore, and fashion, the reader tours a carousel of picnics, feasts, and fireworks, led by the delightful pen and ink drawings of Tullio's wife, renowned watercolorist Susan Morley.
This warmhearted tour of a charming, intimate world is as enticing and original as A Year in Provence and Under the Tuscan Sun.
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Praise for North of Naples, South of Rome:
"A genuine warm breeze of Italy blows from these pages." --Irish Times
"This is a glorious, often hilarious, insight to the Italy of today.... Do not on any account neglect to read this. You will be intrigued and delighted." --The Cork Examiner
"A wonderful initiation to the piquant joys of Italian country living.... As reviving as a hot espresso." --The Sunday Times, London
"This book will warm the heart, expand the soul, and even be used to nourish the body." --Image
"Colourful, sometimes hilarious, and pathos-filled, this is a fascinating portrayal of family life in the little Italian town that has been home to the author and his relatives for 600 years." --The UniverseAbout the Author:
Paolo Tullio was born in the Comino Valley, but educated in England. He lives in Ireland with his wife, Susan Morley, and their children.
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Descrizione libro St. Martin's Griffin, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110312243170
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