10 essential books for travelers to Italy

2. A Room with A View, by E.M. Forster


Forster's well-loved novel, A Room with a View, tells the story of a young British woman on her "Grand Tour" of Italy, and its somewhat salacious aftermath. The novel bursts with prose illuminating a colorful Italian culture and climate, and will make you want to book the first possible flight to Florence that find your own perfect "room with a view."

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