The Lady in the Palazzo

The Lady in the Palazzo

An Umbrian Love Story

eBook - 2008
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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.
"At the heart of this memoir is the continuing love story of a later-in-life romance. . . . Wow!" -- The Philadelphia Inqurier
Publisher: [New York] : Algonquin Books, 2008
ISBN: 9781565126480
Characteristics: 1 online resource (317 pages)
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