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Piazzas and Pizzas: Adventures of the Clean Plate Club in Italy
     

Piazzas and Pizzas: Adventures of the Clean Plate Club in Italy

by Jan B. Kubik
 
Not since Mark Twain invaded Europe in Innocents Abroad has travel been so much fun, as we follow The Clean Plate Club through the daily ritual of morning coffee, frequent gelato, pranzo and cena. Punctuated by visits into museums, churches, and countless stores, in search of the Holy Bargain.

Filled with humor, love, and an amazing number of

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Not since Mark Twain invaded Europe in Innocents Abroad has travel been so much fun, as we follow The Clean Plate Club through the daily ritual of morning coffee, frequent gelato, pranzo and cena. Punctuated by visits into museums, churches, and countless stores, in search of the Holy Bargain.

Filled with humor, love, and an amazing number of incredibly helpful travel tips-- and more than a few cautionary traveler's misadventures.

An irreverent, rollicking–and totally accurate–depiction of travel throughout Italy–loving every moment of it.

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Library Journal
This enjoyable book warrants dipping into rather than reading from cover to cover. Kubik (The Power of Symbols Against the Symbols of Power) has compiled a series of entertaining vignettes drawn from several trips made to Italy throughout the 1990s. Although the often comic anecdotes are not highly informative about the history, architecture, or art of Italy, they do convey a clear image of the landscape and culture. Because each chapter was originally published online as a separate article, this compilation suffers from poor organization. More streamlining would have helped reduce some of the repetitions and made the arrangement of chapters more coherent. At times, the narrative feels like a literary slide show: it is interesting, detailed, and authentic but so long and personal that about halfway through one's interest starts to lag as each day's meals and sightseeing schedules are described in exhausting detail. Yet there is a reward at the end in the form of several useful annexes with more precise information on recommended hotels, restaurants, guidebooks, web sites, and films set in Italy. For large public libraries. Rebecca Bollen, New York Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595221257
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

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