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Rome and the Heart of Italy [Paperback]

Dana Facaros , Michael Pauls


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'The balance of infectious enthusiasm and solid practicality should appeal to first-timers and experienced travellers alike’ -- Michael Palin

‘Bursting with practical information and in-depth knowledge, Cadogan Guides also make a cracking good read.’ -- The Times

‘Cadogan are the pick of the bunch’ -- Daily Telegraph

‘It’s difficult to praise the Cadogan books too highly...good writing, amusing comment and invaluable advice’ -- The Independent

‘Overall the top marks go to Cadogan’ -- BBC Radio 4

About the Author

Dana and Michael, Cadogan's inimitable writing duo, are widely acclaimed for their unique blend of eloquent, entertaining cultural comment and practical, discerning travel advice. To date, they have over 45 Cadogan guides to their name – regional guides to France and series on Italy, Spain, Greece and Turkey. Dana's lifelong passion and talent for travel writing has been the subject of an Independent feature spread, and the two have frequently worked on freelance articles for major travel magazines.

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‘Itri is most famous for its black olives and for the daring patriot bandit Michele Pezza, born here in humble circumstances in 1771 and better known as Fra’ Diavolo, for his devilish ability to get out of jams. He was something of a Robin Hood, if you can imagine the subjects of the King of Naples in the role of the honest Saxons and the French as the villains. His career inspired an operetta which was made into a film in the 1930s, though unfortunately for his reputation it was made by Hal Roach, and starred Laurel and Hardy’
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