Last Updated on March 29, 2021

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Are you planning a trip to beautiful Italy? Or are you simply looking for some inspiration for your next travels?

I love reading about new places before I go. It helps gain an understanding and a sense of the culture and history.  Actually seeing the places you have read about makes it even more special when you get there.

I spent a few weeks traveling Italy by train a few years ago and it was wonderful to see the works of Michelangelo I had read about in The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo  a few weeks before my trip.

Don’t limit your reading to the pages of a guide book – I have selected some of the best books about Italy including fictional and non-fictional works to peruse before your trip.

If you are thinking of a longer term stay I have included some great books written by authors who have moved to Italy to live and work.

Best Books about Italy | Tracy's Travels in Time | Best books about Italy featured by top international travel blogger, Tracy's Travels in Time

BEST BOOKS ABOUT ITALY (OR SET IN ITALY)

A selection of the best travel, non-fiction and fiction books about Italy.

BEST BOOKS ABOUT ITALY - FICTION

Best fiction books about (or set in) Italy

BEST BOOKS ABOUT ITALY NON-FICTION

A selection of the best non-fiction books about Italy.

BEST GUIDE BOOKS ABOUT TRAVEL IN ITALY

A selection of the best guide books to help you plan your travel to Italy.

BEST BOOKS ABOUT ITALY FOR CHILDREN

A selection of the best books about Italy for children of all ages.

 

Read more about Italy (plus more travel inspiration from my book selections)

There are lots more travel book suggestions in my complete guide to travel books from around the world (check out my global bookshelf) You will find my favourite book for lots of countries in the article including Norway, England, Australia, Canada, South Africa and France.

If you enjoy atlas-related books you will find an eclectic mix in my guide to the best atlases. Looking for travel inspiration? Check out my recommended travel books for 2021 here.

Traveling to Italy? Read about Rome, Venice, Milan and Florence in my city guides.

Best books about Italy | Tracy's Travels in Time | Best books about Italy featured by top international travel blogger, Tracy's Travels in Time

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