Following the success of The Monocle Book of Japan, this volume is a celebration of all things Italian. Few countries pack a punch like Italy. Energetic, enigmatic, and effortlessly cool, it’s a country of chic beach clubs, tradition-steeped hilltop towns, and cities full of charm. Its cuisine is celebrated around the world, its design aesthetic has become synonymous with both functionality and style, and it’s home to the undisputed capital of fashion; Italy’s appeal is undeniable.
Covering everything from design, architecture, and culture to food, fashion, and current affairs, The Monocle Book of Italy is overflowing with insight and is fully illustrated with specially commissioned photography to paint a unique portrait of the nation. From the vaporettos of Venice and the boutiques of Milan to the family-run trattorias of Trieste and the sunny shorelines of Sicily, discover the people, places, and traditions that define this captivating country. La dolce vita never looked so good.