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Inhaltsangabe: Marlena di Blasi seduced readers to fall in love with Venice, then Tuscany, with her popular and critically acclaimed books A Thousand Days in Venice and A Thousand Days in Tuscany. Now she takes readers on a journey into the heart of Orvieto, an ancient city in the less-trodden region of Umbria. Rich with history and a vivid sense of place, her tale is by turns romantic and sensual, joyous and celebratory, as she and her husband search for a home in this city on a hill?finding one that turns out to be the former ballroom of a dilapidated sixteenth-century palazzo. Along the way, de Blasi befriends an array of colorful characters, including cooks and counts and shepherds and a lone violinist, cooking her way into the hearts of her Umbrian neighbors. Brimming with life and kissed by romance, The Lady in the Palazzo perfectly captures the essence of a singular place and offers up a feast?and the recipes to prepare it!?for readers of all stripes.

Inhaltsangabe: Touching and humorous, Marlena de Blasi?s account of moving with her husband, Fernando, to Orvieto, the largest city in Italy?s Umbria, is a story that will appeal to anyone who delights in travel and shares the fantasy of beginning a new life in a very different place. By turns romantic and sensual, joyous and celebratory, it is a tale of the couple?s search for the right home?which turns out to be the former ballroom of a fifteenth-century palazzo?and for the right balance in their lives, in this case making friends of cooks, counts, shepherds, and a lone violinist. It is a tale, too, of an American woman finding her niche in a society bound by tradition and seemingly closed to outsiders. With a voice full of wonder, de Blasi brings to life these engagingly quirky people and the aloof, almost daunting society that exists in Umbria. Not since Peter Mayle?s A Year in Provence has a writer so happily succeeded in capturing the essence of a singular place and creating a feast for readers of all stripes.

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Marlena De Blasi
Verlag: Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill (2008)
ISBN 10: 1565126106 ISBN 13: 9781565126107
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Buchbeschreibung Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill, 2008. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Gut - Touching and humorous, de Blasi's account of moving with her husband, Fernando, to Orvieto, the largest city in Italy's Umbria, is a story for those who delight in travel and share the fantasy of beginning a new life in a very different place. 317 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. INF3003144766

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