Peter Moore is originally from Sydney Australia but now lives in London; he is the author of several travel books. His latest book is entitled Vroom by the Sea: The Sunny Parts of Italy on a Bright Orange Vespa. Peter had been to Italy and ridden around on a scooter but, before fatherhood set in he decided on one more trip. His route was from Livorno where he picked up his Vespa to Pisa to Sardinia to Sicily to Naples to Rome and back to Livorno.Find out more about Peter Moore
The Vespa motor scooter is an icon in Italy. The old ones are rarities because of Italy’s trade-in scheme old ones against new ones to meet EU emissions regulations.
Vroom by the Sea: The Sunny Parts of Italy on a Bright Orange Vespa
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers
David Lane is a journalist and has written for the Guardian and the Financial Times. Since 1994 has been the Economist’s business and Finance correspondent for Italy. David first went to Italy to work in the seventies when he moved to Rome, where he still lives, on a six month assignment for the development agency for southern Italy and subsequently he became curious about the mafia and its involvement with Italian business life. He has travelled extensively in Sicily and the southern regions of Italy and recounts his experiences in his book Into the Heart of the Mafia.
Into the Heart of the Mafia: A Journey Through the Italian South
Publisher: Profile Books
Geoff Dyer is one of Britain’s best regarded novelists. Geoff went to the first three days of the Venice biennale, an important contemporary art exhibition that takes place once every two years (in odd years) in the city. Geoff sees the parties and exhibitions as a valid aspect of the Venetian touristic experience. Part of Geoff’s latest novel, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi, is set during the hectic three days of the festival before it opens to the public and the whole of the arts world seems to flock to the canals and alleys of the city boosting both its population and economy.Find out more about Geoff Dyer
Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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