insider tips and travel information
special places to stay in Central Italy
the area’s history in selected books
Welcome to my website giving insider information on Italian lifestyle, itineraries and insight into Italian history, art, antiques and culture.
You will discover stories and curiosities gathered during 5 decades of life in Rome plus information on sites outside Rome, in the Etruria/Tuscia area of Northern Lazio between Umbria and Tuscany.
Coming soon !
The seventh publication authored by Mary Jane Cryan about central Italy.
“The Painted Palazzo …Palazzo Dipinto” will be available in May when it will be presented throughout central Italy.
A limited edition of approximately 130 pages, in both English and Italian, makes it valuable to language students and teachers as well as curious travelers, locals and history buffs.
Pre order your copy (copies) to receive a discount (
12 euro 10 euro)
To learn more about lifestyle in Italy off the beaten tourist trail, order copies of Etruria Editions’ books which are published and printed locally and mailed worldwide. Read reviews and more on the Books page.
To order directly from the author just send an email -I answer usually within 24 hours.
Students, teachers and tour operators use these books to create study abroad programs. Cultured travelers find them important to enrich their stay in Italy. Cruise passengers docking in Rome, Livorno, Sorrento and other central Italian towns find them of great help in planning shore excursions. See my Cruise Enrichment page.
In Italy purchase copies from local bookshops or at our recommended B&B and Agritourism places- some located in castles and medieval towers in central Italy.
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