Towns of the Renaissance: travellers in northern Italy

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J.N. Townsend Pub., 1995 - Art - 214 pages
This travel classic is now in a quality paperback edition that retains the original endsheet maps. Illustrating his account with his own charming drawings, Hume not only offers insights into the travall of driving in a foreign country and ordering a dry martini, but conveys, through an unmatched combination of exuberance, enthusiasm, and gentle erudition the character, culture, and exquisite creations of the history-soaked, passion-torn region of northern Italy.

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About the author (1995)

David and Cathy Hume have enjoyed traveling to Italy every year dince David's retirement as headmaster of Saint David's School in New York City. When not exploring the art and culture of Italy, the Humes divide their time between Connecticut and North Carolina. David Hume's previous books include About Sicily, About Italy, and Blueberry.

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