"The spectacular beauty of Italy is revealed through the treasures Marella Caracciolo has meticulously sought out and that Oberto Gili has captured on film. For the Love of Italy is a private tour of the wonderful diversity of a country whose food, landscapes and people fill me with inspiration."
"For the Love of Italy is one of the most beautiful travel books I have ever seen…the abundantly gifted Caracciolo and Gili are in top form. Gorgeous, bountiful photographs transport us into this romance with family farms; lively, charming text captures their appealing personalities. I will return to this book over and over again, transported into dream trips--and inspired to make a plane reservation! The celebration of a love affair with a way of life, this book is itself a treasure."
– Dominique Browning, author of Slow Love: How I Lost my Job, Put on My Pajamas, and Found Happiness
About the Author
Marella Caracciolo was the Italian editor at House and Garden
for twelve years and writes regularly for W
and World of Interiors
. She is the author of several books on Italian and Mediterranean villas and gardens, including Niki de Saint Phalle and the Tarot Garden
, and a novel, The Light In Between
. She is married to the artist Sandro Chia with whom she has two daughters. They live in Rome and at Castello Romitorio, their wine estate where they welcome tourists throughout the year.
Oberto Gili’s work is regularly featured in Town & Country
; Travel & Leisure
; and British, Spanish, and American Vogue
, among other publications. Gili, the author of Luxury of Space
, divides his time among New York, Rome, and his own cheese farm and agriturismo in Bra, Italy.