Subject: Re: Books by Travel Writers
Some travel books that I have enjoyed: Towns of the Renaissance by David D. Hume Florence, The Biography of a City by Christopher Hibbert The Italians: A Full-Length Portrait Featuring their Manners and Morals by Luigi Barzini A Traveller in Italy by H. V. Morton Cento Citta: A Guide to the Hundred Cities and Towns of Italy by Paul Hoffman (Paul Hoffman has written other books about Italy that make for interesting reading) The Tuscan Year by Elizabeth Romer North of Naples, South of Rome by Paolo Tullio Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria by James Lasdum and Pia Davis Italy-The Places in Between by Kate Simon

A book that I recently finished reading and although not strictly a travel book nevertheless is very interesting about a great man: Gallileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel. I learned that Galileo was held prisoner in the building across the piazza from the hotel where I usually stay in Roma--Piazza della Minerva which is in back of the Pantheon.