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100 PLACES IN ITALY EVERY WOMAN SHOULD GO

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With passion, humor, and helpful tips, 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go inspires women to discover places that will appeal to their spirits, senses, and quests for adventure. Susan Van Allen has explored Italy up and down the boot for over 30 years and shares the intriguing details and secrets of her favorite places, along with those she’s gathered from her girlfriends, fellow writers, and savvy actresses. Each entry steers women to spots that will fulfill their Italian fantasies — whether it’s exploring the palace where Audrey Hepburn lived in Roman Holiday, making a Carnevale mask in Venice, or admiring Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus in Florence.

The cornucopia of choices is divided into categories, so whether a woman is in the mood for adventure, art history, or antipasto, Van Allen guides them to unforgettable pleasures. The book also includes recommendations for relaxing spas and beaches, splendid gardens, and places to taste Italy’s best gelato and chocolate and shop for treasured handicrafts. CLICK HERE to read more.

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50 PLACES IN ROME, FLORENCE & VENICE EVERY WOMAN SHOULD GO

Following the critically acclaimed 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, Susan Van Allen adds new gems to her selection of the best spots for female travelers in Italy’s most popular cities, (Rome, Florence, and Venice), along with enticing Golden Day itineraries to make vacation dreams come true.

Like a savvy traveler girlfriend whispering in your ear, she guides readers to masterpieces where women are glorified — from Rome’s Pieta to Florence’s Birth of Venus, best spots for wine tasting, chocolate, and gelato, artisan shopping experiences to meet leather craftsmen or glass blowers, and places for adventures — from rolling pasta to rowing like a gondolier. Plus, there are fresh, practical tips, giving readers insider’s secrets for what to pack, the best places to get their hair styled, and how to bargain for souvenirs.

Whatever your mood or budget, whether it’s your first or 21st visit to Italy, 50 Places in Rome, Florence, and Venice Every Woman Should Go opens the door to extraordinary experiences that fully immerse travelers in the beautiful, fascinating, and delicious pleasures of the Bel Paese.CLICK HERE to read more.

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LETTERS FROM ITALY: CONFESSIONS, ADVENTURES AND ADVICE

Susan Van Allen, author of 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, is back with an entertaining collection of adventures.Savor stories filled with passion, rich memories, and laughs, that blend to bring you an authentic portrait of one woman’s experiences in the Bel Paese. Come along with this savvy traveler, as she revels in Roman wine bar flirtations, climbs Sicily’s Stromboli volcano, and hunts for truffles in Umbria.

Each story weaves together an honest, loving tale of the world’s most enchanting destination. And for travelers, there is practical advice: from where to lunch in Pisa, to the perfect Puglia agriturismo, or a charming B&B in Naples.

Whether you’re in a comfy armchair, planning your next trip, or getting psyched on the plane, Letters from Italy will inspire you to embrace La Dolce Vita, with all its awesome surprises. CLICK HERE to read more.

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