Romancing Through Italy

Romancing Through Italy


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Romancing Through Italy is an intimate cultural journey that reveals not just the places, but the people and mysteries of an ancient land. In these true stories, discover the humor, beauty, heroes, friends, and misadventures of traveling through Italy. Emperors and cave-dwellers, elderly goat-herds and ghost towns come to life in visits to the hidden corners of the cradle of modern civilization.

When an aging American veteran led the author and his wife to an emotional celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Liberation, he inspired a 20-year quest to understand the undying gratitude expressed by Italians. From the ruins of ancient Greek settlements to the icy top of Europe’s highest peak, this is the true story of one couple’s determination to begin to understand the turbulent soul of a nation. The adventures, misadventures, and people they befriend along the way fill the pages of this enchanting peek inside the soul of Italy.

Whether you are a frequent visitor, or have been only in your dreams, Romancing Through Italy will alternately lead you to delight, sadness, inspiration, fear, and laughter. Come along on an intimate journey to explore the culture, heart, and soul of this storied land.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999190487
Publisher: Plumeria Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2017
Pages: 294
Sales rank: 833,968
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Robert James Connors is an award-winning writer and journalist, experienced public speaker, and author of more than 1,000 human-interest, feature, and news stories during a career spanning 40 years. He is a contributor to publications covering topics ranging from environment to classical music and history.
Connors is a former Florida County Commissioner, and has served as an invited guest speaker (in both English and Italian) at military commemorative events in Italy, recognizing the service of American veterans of World War Two in the Liberation of Italy from the Nazi/Fascists.

Table of Contents

A Propitious Introduction

An Un-Guided Tour

Fast Trains, Fast Friends

The Heart of the South

To Rome and Tragedy

Can We Just Wander?

Churches, Wine, and Walls

Did We Break the Law, Officer?

Where Heroes Walked

Hospitality Redefined

Never Enough of Italy

Wandering Through Wine Country

Fun and Games in Firenze

The Ghosts of Craco

When in Rome

The Maremma and Argentario

A Tuscan Birthday

A Tight Squeeze in Orvieto

Matera's Troglodytes

The Majestic Mountains of the Pollino

Legendary Destinations

Could We Ever Return to Sorrento?

The Magic of the Amalfi Coast

Friends for a Lifetime

The War at Anzio

Those Sexy Etruscans!

Tuscany: Grace and 'Grappinos'

The Heroes of Giglio

The Road to the Top of the World

The Watery Heart of Umbria

Parma's Patrimony

Bella Bologna

A Hidden Paradise

In a Park of Monsters

The Venice of Dreams

The Roots of Romance

Beautiful Basilicata

Calabria's Coast

La Chitarra battente

Lost in Puglia

Santa Severina

The Mystery of Mysteries

Peering into the Soul of Italy

Chaos at Cassino

The Deepest Connections


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Romancing Through Italy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Just_getting_buy More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended. Well written, intimate, stories of what it’s really like to live and n Italy, dig deep into the history and culture. The war hero stories were excellent, along with the exploration of Venice, and the ghost town, park of monsters, getting stopped by the military police, all things that could happen to me. A ton of fun.