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La Passione by Dianne Hales

La Passione

La Passione by Dianne Hales
Apr 16, 2019 | 320 Pages
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“In this sweeping account of la passione italiana from ancient to modern times, Dianne Hales shows once again why she is one the world’s foremost guides to the riches of Italian culture. Every page resonates with the author’s love for Italy, and her joy in sharing its remarkable discoveries and exquisite pleasures with her readers.”
JOSEPH LUZZI, author of My Two Italies and In a Dark Wood

“What would we do without Italy and the treasures she has given to the world? Thank God we won’t have to find out. Dianne Hales exquisitely reveals how the passion of Italians – ancient and modern, famous and anonymous, unwavering even in the most difficult of circumstances – has given birth to an explosion of art and innovation unlike any other culture. Hales captures the spirit of Italy and makes us more grateful than ever for its ardent creators. La Passione takes us on a journey that you simply won’t want to end.”
KATHY MCCABE, host of “Dream of Italy” on PBS

“Hales takes us on an enriching and delightful journey, filled with fascinating characters, scintillating sensual details, and an authentic connection to the ever-inspiring Italian heart and soul that has given the world boundless pleasures.”
SUSAN VAN ALLEN, author of 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go

“In this inquisitive celebration of the Italian spirit, Hales traverses the country, exploring its history and culture… The chapters on food will delight readers… Sure to inspire many vacations, this volume shows Italy’s many contributions to the world and captures the essence of the very things that make it such a wondrous place.”

“[Hales’] love affair with Italy shines through as she recounts the histories of colorful characters who made their names through war, art, food, wine, music, and more. She brings the reader with her to experience the country’s long-lasting traditions and the people whose dedication keeps that legacy alive today… Frothy as a cappuccino and rich as tiramisu, La Passione is a delightful excursion into the heart of Italian culture.”

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