Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in ItalyBy Frances Mayes
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- Author: Frances Mayes
- Binding: Hardcover
- Published: 1999-05-01
In this follow-up to her #1 bestselling account of her love affair with Tuscany, Frances Mayes carries forward the concerns and people of Under the Tuscan Sun, while exploring new themes: gardening, travel throughout Italy, deepening friendships with Italians, and primavera, a new season. While chronicling the ongoing restoration of her property and her springtime travels into the endlessly varied other regions of Italy -- Sicily, the Veneto, rural Tuscan towns, Bologna and elsewhere -- Mayes writes of her surprise connection with the land, the delights of growing things to eat, the challenges of learning to live in a foreign place and the rewards of her relationship with local people. Interweaving sections on language, art, food and wine with her journeys in Italy, this audio captures what Mayes has called "the voluptuousness of Italian life" in the lyrical, sensuous prose style that distinguishes her previous work.