Published on February 4th, 2011 | by Ann Rickard


The Last Book About Italy


Due to the huge interest in Ann’s debut book Not Another Book About Italy, one thing was certain, she had to go back to Italy.

In The Last Book About Italy Ann and her ever patient husband Geoffrey take off to Italy again, but not before stopping in London for a mini-break.  After a few chapters trawling around that great city they get over to the north of Italy to the Lakes district where they find a little adventure before driving to Tuscany for wine drinking and a huge dose of art and culture.Cover - last book

Then it’s off to Umbria for the famous Perugia Jazz Festival and a peek at the Spoleto Festival.  Then they head to Le Marche a lesser known Italian region, but an area that is every bit as romantic and beautiful as Tuscany.

In Marche they discover beautiful hilltop towns, stay in romantic castles, join the locals at their festivals and eat and drink their way around this lovely region.  Then it’s up to Venice…because who doesn’t want to visit Venice.

Then a cruise around the Croatian islands with a stop in Dubrovnik before popping down to the southern coast to Italy for a stop in Sorrento, Pompeii and back to Rome for a final farewell to Italy.


About the Author

is a Noosa (Australia) local and author of six successful books, all humorous travel narratives. In 2005 Ann won the prestigious ASTW’s Australian Travel Writer of the Year and in 2007 she won the ASTW Travel Book of the Year. Ann takes a culinary tour to the South of France in June every year . Ann writes travel, dining and columns for the Sunshine Coast Daily and is the Life editor of the Noosa News. Ann also maintains a well read and popular blog site. Ann’s travels have seen her explore cuisines all over the world.

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