Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy - Frances Mayes

Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy

By Frances Mayes

  • Release Date: 1999-12-15
  • Genre: Travel & Adventure
  • ℗ © 1999 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio

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Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy Frances Mayes

Summary : Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy

Having spent her summers in Tuscany for the past several years, Frances Mayes relished the opportunity to experience the pleasures of primavera, an Italian spring. A sabbatical from teaching in San Francisco allowed her to return to Cortona - and her beloved house, Bramasole - just as the first green appeared on the rocky hillsides.
Bella Tuscany, a companion volume to Under the Tuscan Sun, is her passionate and lyrical account of her continuing love affair with Italy. Now truly at home there, Mayes writes of her deepening connection to the land, her flourishing friendships with local people, the joys of art, food, and wine, and the rewards and occasional heartbreaks of her villa's ongoing restoration. It is also a memoir of a season of change, and of renewed possibility. As spring becomes summer she revives Bramasole's lush gardens, meets the challenges of learning a new language, tours regions from Sicily to the Veneto, and faces transitions in her family life. Filled with recipes from her Tuscan kitchen and written in the sensuous and evocative prose that has become her hallmark, Bella Tuscany is a celebration of the sweet life in Italy.

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