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Couch Surfing Book Tour

Frances Mayes & Ondine Cohane

Warwick’s, Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke present
Frances Mayes & Ondine Cohane
in conversation with Liz & Lisa

Couch Surfing Book Tour

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 12:00pm

Couch Surfing Book Tour

1. Download Zoom onto your device
2. Go to lizandlisa.com/events
3. Click on the link in the Frances Mayes & Ondine Cohane event details
4. Enter the Meeting ID: 898 3132 0076 and Password: 965212

This Virtual Author Event features Frances Mayes, with her co-author Ondine Cohane, as they discuss their new book, Always Italy. Frances Mayes is the author of four bestsellers, Under the Tuscan Sun, Bella Tuscany, Everyday in Tuscany, and In Tuscany. All are about taking chances, living in Italy, and the "voluptuousness of Italian life." A widely published poet and essayist, Mayes has written numerous memoirs, books of poetry, and novels. Formerly a professor of creative writing at San Francisco State University, she now devotes herself full-time to writing, traveling, and restoring a historic garden. She and her husband divide their time between North Carolina and Cortona, Italy. Ondine Cohane, a contributing editor at Condé Nast Traveler, writes regularly for the New York Times travel section, among many other publications. She has appeared on CNN and Good Morning America, and co-hosts Condé Nast Traveler's Insider Guide series on PBS. Cohane lives in the Renaissance town of Pienza in Southern Tuscany and owns two boutique hotels.

This lush guide, featuring more than 350 glorious photographs from National Geographic, showcases the best Italy has to offer from the perspective of two women who have spent their lives reveling in its unique joys. In these illuminating pages, Mayes and Cohane reveal an Italy that only the locals know, filled with top destinations and unforgettable travel experiences in every region. From the colorful coastline of Cinque Terre and the quiet ports of the Aeolian Islands to the Renaissance architecture of Florence and the best pizza in Rome, every section features insider secrets and off-the-beaten-path recommendations (for example, a little restaurant in Piedmont known for its tajarin, a pasta that is the perfect bed for the region's celebrated truffles). Here are the best places to stay, eat, and tour, paired with the rich history of each city, hillside town, and unique terrain. Along the way, you'll make stops at the country's hidden gems - art galleries, local restaurants, little-known hiking trails, spas, and premier spots for R&R. Inspiring and utterly unique, this vivid treasury is a must-have for anyone who wants to experience the best of Italy.

Frances Mayes Always Italy Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781426220913
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: National Geographic - March 31st, 2020

Women in Sunlight: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780451497673
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books - March 5th, 2019