How to Be Italian: Eat, Drink, Dress, Travel and Love La Dolce Vita
Author Maria Pasquale
What does it mean to be Italian?
Is it pausing to enjoy anaperitivoorgelato? Apasseggiatadown a laneway steeped in history? An August spent tanning at the beach?
This book is a celebration of the Italian lifestyle – an education in drinking to savour the moment, travelling indulgently, and cherishing food and culture. A lesson in thedolce far niente: the sweetness of doing nothing. We may not all live in thebel paese, but anyone can learn from the rich tapestry of life on the boot.
From the innovation of Italian fashion and design, the Golden Age of its cinema to the Roman Empire’s cultural echoes (and some very goodespresso), take a dip into the Italian psyche and learn to eat, love, dress, think, and have fun as only the Italians can.
About The Author
Maria Pasqualewas born in Melbourne to Italian parents and has been based in Rome since 2011. With formal qualifications in political science and history, she is an award-winning food and travel journalist and writes regularly forUSA Today, CNN, Condé Nast,The Telegraph, andFortune. She is founder of the popular blogHeartRome, which has readers in 100 countries, and in 2017, she publishedI Heart Romewith Smith Street Books.