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Il Bel Centro
A Year in the Beautiful Center
by Michelle Damiani
- Genres: italy, travel, memoir
- First published: June 30, 2015
- Author: Michelle Damiani
- Format: paperback, 478 pages
- Release date: July 1, 2015
- Language: english
- ISBN: 9780692480113 (0692480110)
- Publisher: Rialto Press
About The Book
Named one of “10 Fascinating Books about Living in a Foreign Country” by Huffington Post.
When Michelle Damiani dreamed of living in Italy, she imagined her family as it was in Virginia — her husband filling every moment with work, her teenage son experimenting with sarcasm, her daughter smiling at the scent of lilacs, her baby-cheeked son methodically clicking Legos together, and herself hovering over the happiness of them all — only surrounded by ancient cobblestone alleys and the sound of ringing Italian.
What she didn’t know was how Italy would work to change them all.
Il Bel Centro: A Year in the Beautiful Center is the profoundly moving story of Michelle and her family’s adaptation to the people and culture of Spello, Italy.
Part searingly-honest memoir, part celebration of Umbrian life, Il Bel Centro is a page-turner with a beating heart. Michelle Damiani brings fresh perspective to the American-abroad story, and creates a sense of place so authentic that readers feel they, too, have strolled the pink-hued alleys of Spello alongside the Damiani family.
Vivid descriptions evoke the pleasures of medieval village life, from the scent of almond pastries curling into morning fog, to olive trees tossing glints of silver into the achingly blue sky.
At once hilarious and wise, this spellbinding journey will feed your soul and your wanderlust. Il Bel Centro will sweep you into the heart of Italy, where for bakers, pants are optional, and a good lunch will take you straight through till dinner.
“I was not prepared for Italy.
Luckily, Italy was waiting for me anyway.”
Il Bel Centro: A Year in the Beautiful Center includes recipes for delicious Umbrian dishes as well as professional-quality photographs.
Amazon Bestseller in Italian Travel
“Top 10 Fascinating Books about Living in a Foreign Country” —Huffington Post
“I absolutely couldn’t get enough of this book.”
“A magical read.”
“This is one of the most beautiful book I’ve ever read.”
“I could smell the freshly baked bread, taste the local wine, and if I closed my eyes I could easily see the sloping hills, the pink stones of Spello, the ‘alley ladies’ with their basket of vegetables to sort and their easy chatter.”
“One of the best travel books I have ever read.”
“I loved, loved this book. Fabulously written, engaging and entertaining. I feel like I lived this story right alongside Michelle, Keith and their children and cats. I am so sad their time in Spello came to an end.”
“Michelle Damiani has the gift of a writer who actually takes you into the place she is writing about.”
“This book made me want to pack my bags.”
“I so enjoyed reading Michelle Damiani’s tumbling expedition into the heart of Italy which brought her and her family into the heart of their own evolving lives.”
“Could not put it down.”
“I just want more.”
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