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after 30 years in Italy, Mayes still explores like an American tourist
Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2019
I Love Under the Tuscan Sun. This book not so much. What disappoints me is that after 30+ years in Italy, Mayes still explores it like an American tourist: visit the maximum number of sites/sights in the minimum amount of time. Eat at the hot/top rated restaurants. Wine, wine & more wine. I wanted her to apply the lessons she’s learned living in Cortona: take more time, eat what the locals eat, seek out local experiences. Explore the depths, not just scratch the surface.