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Italy Plane Reader - Get Psyched About Your Upcoming Trip to Italy: Stories About Italian People, Places and Eats (GoNomad Plane Readers Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Max Hartshorne
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Getting excited about your trip to Italy?

GoNOMAD's Italy Plane Reader provides you with a collection of 31 articles highlighting everything Italy has to offer . . . from Sicily to Torino, from the Adriatic to Tyrrhenian sea, through thousands of years of history, seeing some of the world's most romantic places, and best of all, the chance to mingle with Italians, who manage to have more fun than any other people on earth. Get inspired for your trip, read about so many delicious dinners and fabulous treats...from truffles in Spoleto, to gelato in Elba, taste, smell and enjoy it all while you fly over to your dream vacation spot...Italy!

Italy is a country that people dream of...from Cinque Terre's series of cliffside villages, to the dramatic town of Positano set on a hillside overlooking the Amalfi coast, to Turin's bohemian charm and fantastic dining, Sicily's ancient traditions, Umbria's rolling countryside--you'll savor it all in these photo-filled articles from GoNOMAD.

Among the topics in the ebook are renting a house in Le Marche and taking the parents along; discovering the best gelato in the South, hiking in the Alps near Torino, visiting sites made famous by James Joyce in Trieste, and weaving sea silk in Sardinia. GoNOMAD's articles are always unique and full of interesting facts plus a wealth of photographs, bringing Italy alive for the reader. If you love Italy and want to know more about those hard to find places, those one-of-a-kind destinations you'll never forget, this book is perfect for you.

Grab GoNomad's Italy Plane Reader today, sit back, and enjoy all that Italy has to offer - and prepare for your upcoming Italian adventure.


Product Details

  • File Size: 4891 KB
  • Print Length: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Delabarre Publishing (April 25, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004XZU5CQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #143,107 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars start packing! May 19, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Whether you've been there or not, this book is a must-read for anyone with an interest in Italy. You can pick through it as fast as you like, and then go back and savor the wonderful photos at your leisure. There is also an amazing amount of information packed into the text, in a manner so digestable that you won't even realize that you're learning some really useful stuff. It's a great primer for the first-time visitor, and for those who have already been there, it'll bring back memories of just how lovely that country is. If this volume doesn't get those travel-juices going, I don't know what would.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration! March 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is a great read. It's a collection of stories having to do with everything Italy, and if your looking for inspiration for your trip to Italy, this is the way to go. The stories give first hand accounts of food, places and activities, so you know what to expect when you get there. This compilation also includes a ton of great pictures. If you haven't been inspired to visit Italy, you will be once you read this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Getting to know the "other" Italy November 7, 2013
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Vacation stories from a variety of people. This book will make you want to get off the beaten path. Even though i have been to Italy many times, there are many places in this book that I would return to see. Not for the quick and conquering tourist, this guide has descriptions of ancient sites to great restaurants that you can see and experience if you take the time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I want to go NOW October 2, 2013
By BXDoll
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I love this book! I'm going to Italy next year and this book just really does it for me. I wish I could go to every place described in such beautiful detail. I am truly psyched!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique and Useful July 25, 2013
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This was great - a nice little compendium of short easy to read Italy stories. Unique compared to normal guidebooks, and priced well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lots of information August 28, 2013
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It's a little hard to keep track of all the places but probably more my fault. I think it's a good book if you want to delve into it more with a map in hand.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable Italy! July 10, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The thought of traveling to Italy can be overwhelming. What do I do? Focus on the museums? The food? The countryside? Thanks to GoNomad's Plane Reader I could do it all. Awesome links, beautiful pictures, and thoughtful prose make this a "must have" guide. The information was accurate and entertaining. Who knew that travel writing could be so delightful? These GoNomad Plane Readers are the PERFECT introduction to a destination. I also enjoyed re-reading pieces on the way home because they aren't "just" destination guides--they are stories, really well written stories.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Varied Hues of Italy May 22, 2011
By Mridula
Format:Kindle Edition
The best part of Gonomad is that they won't do the tried and the tested so is true of this Italy plane reader. Want to hike in Italian Alps, explore castles or wish to take a cooking vacation to Postiano, you will all find it there. A delightful read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Not my fave.
Boring.
Published 21 days ago by Duckie 132
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Not to good
Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Quite interesting, written from an American perspective.
Quite interesting , written from an American perspective.
Published 7 months ago by Dawn Smith
1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap but not worth it
Articles are varied but unrelated to each other and not of the best quality. I'd skip it if I were you.
Published 14 months ago by manfrommaine
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Helpful or Comprehensive
Not very helpful. I would choose a different product. Perhaps I expected it to be more comprehensive and that is not what the book is designed for. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Laura Torres
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but sloppily written
The little chapters are fine and pick some interesting topics. But it's obvious that no one bothered to edit large portions of the book. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Steven Barber
2.0 out of 5 stars This is very thin and much of it is of only marginal interest
Most of this is very light stuff which I found of little interest. The fact that the reader is on the way to Italy would suggest that he knows a lot more than this already.
Published 19 months ago by D. Jameson
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Really this is a grab bag of mostly inconsequential scraps. Some are too specific and thus of little interest to a reader who wants things to satisfy a general curiosity. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Dr
3.0 out of 5 stars Some useful information but not what I expected
I was expecting that this book would give some insights and flavour of life in Italy but it was mainly just a recount of what people did on their trips. Read more
Published on January 5, 2013 by Roslyn Anne Phillips
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More About the Author

Max Hartshorne has been the editor of the GoNOMAD.com travel website since 2002. Over the past decade, he has had the privilege of working with writers and publishing travel articles about nearly every country in the world.

He has also been a consistent world traveler, writing hundreds of his own travel stories and posting daily blogs from the 10 or more yearly international trips he takes around the world.

Max always tries to get to the heart of a place--asking the local cab drivers, bartenders and people on the street to tell him what's the most important news of the day. He reads the local papers, chooses the local wines, and selects the local specialty from the menu. He's a curious writer and he delves into the nature of each place, with an eye for the details with a goal of showing his readers what it's like there.

He writes a daily blog called Readuponit and is a regular guest on several radio programs sharing stories about his travels. He lives in the farming village South Deerfield in Western Massachusetts and enjoys spending a lot of time with his grandchildren.


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