Paul Blanchard has written Blue Guide Northern Italy and Blue Guide Southern Italy. Born in Amsterdam, New York, he has lived in Italy for more than thirty years.
Blue Guide Southern Italyby Paul Blanchard
This guide covers seven stunning regions of Italy from Lazio, the section south of Rome, down to Calabria. Also included is comprehensive information on Naples and the islands of southern Italy--Capri, Ischia, and Procida. Southern Italy offers a spectacular array of sites, including Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius. Everything from art and architecture to flora and fauna is covered in this detailed and indispensable guide.
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This book was originally written in 1969 and so its use as a travel aide now is limited. Alot has changed in the past 10 years. It is a lovely read for someone in love with Italy and enjoys reading about experiences there. It's more literary than travelogue. Recommended for Italophiles only.