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Books set in Italy

Ciao a tutti! 🍃 Hello to everyone!

So, thanks to Eurovision and my new love for the band, Måneskin, I’ve been influenced to learn the Italian language.

It’s going quite terribly actually.

I just CAN’T rolls the ‘R’s.

Or remember all the rules of pronouns.

But I’ve decided to immerse my self in everything Italian to keep me motivated, books included.

I’ve been scouting for books to read that are set in Italy so if you’re looking for some too, read on!

Without further ado, here are the books I found that are set in Italy

Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae

This is a YA/Teen travel, romance book and I am so hyped for it. It’s exactly the world I need to escape into right now.

A perfect read for the summer! Its about a girl called Pippa who’s parents are sending her to an art tour guide course type thing in Italy but, as the blurb states, ‘when she steps off the plane in Rome, she realizes that traveling solo gives her the freedom to do whatever she wants. So it’s arrivederci, boring art program and ciao, cute Italian guys!’

Don’t worry it’s not ALL about romance, (thank goodness) Pippa travels to different destinations in Italy – most of them, I’ve never even heard of!

One Night in Italy by Lucy Diamond

This seems like a very interesting book. It follows three perspectives.

Is Italian really the language of love? A new class of students hopes to find out.

Anna’s recently been told the father she’s never met is Italian. Now she’s baking focaccia, whipping up tiramisu and swotting up on her vocabulary, determined to make it to Italy so she can find him in person.

Catherine’s husband has walked out on her, and she’s trying to pick up the pieces of her life. But she’ll need courage as well as friends when she discovers his deception runs even deeper than infidelity.

Sophie’s the teacher of the class, who’d much rather be back in sunny Sorrento. She can’t wait to escape the tensions at home and go travelling again. But sometimes life – and love – can surprise you when you least expect it.

As the evening class gets underway, friendships form and secrets from Italy begin to emerge. With love affairs blossoming in the most unlikely places, and hard decisions to face, it’s going to be a year that Anna, Catherine and Sophie will never forget.

I’ve read The Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond and really enjoyed it so I’m hoping to get this for myself if I pass my exams.

Love & gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

The title of this book is…

This gif makes me uncomfortable

Gelato. I’ve never actually had gelato before.

But hopefully that will change if I ever go to Italy. I know it’s available outside of Italy but I want to enjoy the gelato while knowing I’m in Italy.

Kinda got off topic there but anyway, Love & gelato is about a girl who’s mum is passing and her last wish for the girl is to go Italy to meet her father that she’s never met.

A room with a view by E.M Forster

I’ve already read this book but it was a long time ago.

So I can’t remember what happened.

So I shall just copy and paste the synopsis here:

Lucy has her rigid, middle-class life mapped out for her until she visits Florence with her uptight cousin Charlotte, and finds her neatly ordered existence thrown off balance. Her eyes are opened by the unconventional characters she meets at the Pension Bertolini: flamboyant romantic novelist Eleanor Lavish, the Cockney Signora, curious Mr Emerson and, most of all, his passionate son George. Lucy finds herself torn between the intensity of life in Italy and the repressed morals of Edwardian England, personified in her terminally dull fiancé Cecil Vyse. Will she ever learn to follow her own heart? 

The Broken Lift by Savas Mounjid

Ok so not all this one is set in Italy, only the last few pages. And it’s not all about Italy, it’s a story about a hacker who’s life gets destroyed.

BUT the main character is a French-Italian dude so…maybe it counts?

Racing hearts by Rachel brightey

Another one that’s not totally set in Italy.

This book definitely isn’t one for the kids but if you’re into travel and…

Who remembers this iconic moment…?

…then maybe this is the book for you.

Thanks for tuning in! Until next time,

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