Author(s): Russell Francis
This personal, and wonderfully well informed, selection of the most rewarding towns, cities, villages and individual monuments in Italy is the definitive guidebook for the discerning traveller. The author has been visiting Italy, for study, for work and for pleasure, for over fifty years, and is the perfect companion for those who want to know about more than the obvious attractions.
Reviews for '52 Italian Places': 'The author has achieved the near impossible - a must-squeeze-into-hand-baggage or the back pack' House and Garden 'Masterpieces come in all shapes and sizes, and this is a small one. [It is} like a conversation with a well informed friend. He tells you exactly what you want to know, in the most succinct terms' Country Life 'A minor classic' Times Literary Supplement
Francis Russell was educated at Oxford and has travelled in Italy for over fifty years. He is currently Deputy Chairman of Christies, specialising in old master paintings, and has written numerous books, articles and reviews on, mainly, Italian subjects. Russell is also the author of 'Places in Turkey' and 'Places in Syria'.