Health & Well-Being

How to Be Italian: Eat, Drink, Dress, Travel and Love La Dolce Vita

What does it mean to be Italian?

Is it pausing to enjoy an aperitivo or gelato? A passeggiata down a laneway steeped in history? An August spent tanning at the beach?

This book is a celebration of the Italian lifestyle – an education in drinking to savour the moment, travelling indulgently, and cherishing food and culture. A lesson in the dolce far niente: the sweetness of doing nothing. We may not all live in the bel paese, but anyone can learn from the rich tapestry of life on the boot.

From the innovation of Italian fashion and design, the Golden Age of its cinema to the Roman Empire’s cultural echoes (and some very good espresso), take a dip into the Italian psyche and learn to eat, love, dress, think, and have fun as only the Italians can.

About The Author

Maria Pasquale was born in Melbourne to Italian parents and has been based in Rome since 2011. With formal qualifications in political science and history, she is an award-winning food and travel journalist and writes regularly for USA Today, CNN, Condé Nast, The Telegraph, and Fortune. She is founder of the popular blog HeartRome, which has readers in 100 countries, and in 2017, she published I Heart Rome with Smith Street Books.

  • Publish Date: October 26, 2021
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Reference - Personal & Practical Guides
  • Publisher: Smith Street Books
  • Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 7-2/3
  • Pages: 216
  • US Price: $19.95
  • CDN Price: $26.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-922417-31-2