The Villa Diana Travels Through Post war Italy PDF/EPUB

The Villa Diana Travels Through Post war Italy PDF/EPUB


The Villa Diana Travels Through Post war Italy ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ The Villa Diana Travels Through Post war Italy By Alan Moorehead ✩ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Originally written in 1951 a post World War II journey through Italy Above Florence and the valley of the Arno stood the Villa Diana in one of the oldest inhabited parts of Italy at the end of an ol originally written in a Diana Travels PDF Î post World War II journey through Italy Above Florence and the valley of the The Villa MOBI :Ú Arno stood the Villa Diana in one of the oldest inhabited parts of Italy at the end of Villa Diana Travels Epub Ý an old Etruscan road that wound among olive groves and lines of cypresses The home of Poliziano in Villa Diana Travels Through Post Epub / the th century it had been occupied by the troops of seven different armies during World War II but otherwise escaped damage if one overlooked the looting of the grand piano It was here that Alan Moorehead known as one of the greatest correspondents of that war moved in to travel through Italy and write this celebrated book His experiences illustrate the issues of the day yet surrounded as always by extreme physical beauty and governed by the rhythms of the seasons He describes with wit such diverse matters as the daily drama of life among the servants the reviving fortunes of Portofino the year old horse race around the main suare of Siena the gondoliers' union in Venice and a traffic clash between a family of pigs and a cart full of crucifixes.


3 thoughts on “The Villa Diana Travels Through Post war Italy

  1. Debs Carey Debs Carey says:

    The stories about Moorehead's travels around Italy were interesting but I wanted to know about the Villa Diana itself the immediate area the tales of the armies who'd based themselves thereThe final chapter about Poliziano was the most satisfying despite him being a decidedly unsatisfying character It was full of history and gossip and I felt I was thereThe style of the book wasn't coherent as it was the drawing together of a number of articlesessays written for a variety of publications to form this book and I'm afraid that the joins really showed It needed re writing linking of the tales stories of the journeys he took It's not like the book was already too long


  2. Penny Penny says:

    We are lucky in Florence to have a new English Bookshop owner who is passionate about the books he sells and always gives me fantastic recommendations this book The Villa Diana was written after WW2 by journalist Alan Moorehead whilst he was living in the Villa once lived in by famous Renaissance poet Angelo Poliziano his stories range from the rebuilding of the Monastery of Monte Cassino after it was blown to smithereens by the Allies to the Life of Poliziano himself Every chapter is a delight giving lots of insight into the post war problems in a style thst just makes you want to go on reading it forever Thanks John Werich another great recommendation


  3. Louise Davy Louise Davy says:

    A lovely holiday read about another era


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