A Traveller in ItalyBook - 2002
The Tuscan landscape, writes H. V. Morton, "is embroidered everywhere by human living, and there is scarcely a hill, a stream, a grove of trees, without its story of God, of love or death." Morton's stories and observations of Tuscany, Lombardy, Emilia, and Veneto, whether relating to the fantastic reconstruction of the La Scala opera house or the superstitious lovers at Juliet's Tomb, make his style as engaging as the landscape and people he evokes.
From the travel writer whom Jan Morris has called "the much-loved master of the genre, often imitated but never matched." H. V. Morton peerlessly evokes the sights, the splendors, and the drama of history for tourists and armchair travelers alike.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 
Edition: First Da Capo Press edition
Copyright Date: ©2002
Branch Call Number: 914.5 MORTO
Characteristics: 636 pages : map ; 21 cm
Notes: Originally published 1964