The list author says: "I'm a huge believer in preparation before travel. This is a list of books that we enjoyed before our trip to Italy. The top books on the list are to read with the kids and lower books are for the adults in the group to enjoy. Have fun! We still read these all the time and they bring back great memories and keep the trip alive."
"I almost didn't read this because I had seen the movie, but what a delight! I just sank into the lulling pace of this book and loved every peaceful moment. The two problems...one, I wanted to move to Italy and two, it made me hungry every time I read it! Enjoy and let this book help set your mind-frame for Italy."