Top critical review
If you can't finish it in a year, move on.
Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2019
I bought this book a year ago and just cannot get through it. There's only so much I can read about renovations and descriptions of old Italian towns and architecture. Every time I pick it up I can only manage a page or two before I'm bored silly. And I made the mistake of buying the two follow up books which I'm sure I'll never read. How to make Italy dull in 300 pages.