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 and central Italy , the Etruria/Tuscia area of Northern Lazio between Umbria and Tuscany.
Audio Guide for Viterbo
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Latest Book – Mary Jane’s 7th publication about central Italy
“The Painted Palazzo …Palazzo Dipinto” is now available . A limited edition of 120 pages, in both English and Italian, makes this latest book valuable to language students and teachers as well as curious travelers, scholars and history buffs.
Order your copy now, cost 10 euro . For multiple copies a discount will be applied. Read reviews and more on the Books page. Order copies of Etruria Editions’ books here. USA readers can save on international postage thanks to a limited supply of books now available in USA. Ask for our USA contact , pay with paypal and receive a copy of “Etruria Travel, History and Itineraries in Central Italy $15.60.
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.
Perfect for Cruise passengers docking in Rome (Civitavecchia) , Livorno, Sorrento and other central Italian towns for planning shore excursions. See my Cruise Enrichment page.
Rome -Civitavecchia “Stories and Secrets of Civitavecchia”
Viterbo by American artist Elihu Vedder, 1891
In Italy purchase copies from local bookshops or at our (click here for list ) recommended B&B and Agritourism places in central Italy.
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