Frances Mayes, beloved author and cultural emissary of Italy, has spent the past thirty years splitting her time between her native United States and adopted home in Tuscany. Yet, despite the decades she has spent there, she insists she still doesn’t know all of Italy because, as she puts it, “to know Italy takes ten lifetimes.” Not that she won’t explore as much as she can in this lifetime! In her enticing new book See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy Mayes, with her husband, Ed, hits the road in their white Alfa Romeo to explore the country afresh from north to south. Eating and drinking her way from Friuli to Sicily, Mayes seeks the very best local food, wine, culture, and history that Italy has to offer—and discovers countless, unexpected charms along the way.
With vibrant descriptions, Mayes finds the Italy that is never obvious—little-known villages in Marche, a Trentino hideaw