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La Bella Vita

Live and Love the Italian Way

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Carla Bruni. Giorgio Armani. Luciano Pavarotti.
Giada De Laurentiis. Sophia Loren. The Leonardos (Da Vinci e DiCaprio).

From fettucine to fashion and back again, nobody does La Bella Vita like the Italians. Whether preparing a meal or sculpting the David, singing an aria or seducing a lover, Italians take their time, and do it right--adagio! In this bellissimo primer, Romans Aminda Leigh and Pietro Pesce show you how to achieve that sensual perfection in everything you do, leading you on a smolderingly hot journey through each of the five senses:

  • Sight (vista): Toss the shabby, shapeless clothes and dress up! Italians take meticulous care of their appearance and are always fashionable.
  • Sound (udito): Act like an Italian and emphasize the positive whenever possible.
  • Touch (tatto): Touch like all Italians do--double-kiss, hold hands, touch other people's arms, and gesticulate!
  • Smell (olfatto): Take a ride on an Italian motorbike and pay attention to the scents of your environment--the sea air, a coffee shop, a flower garden . . .
  • Taste (gusto): Forget inhaling a heavy dinner--eat like Italians and savor a long, leisurely home-cooked meal!

From fashion and film to food and language, this book is the crash course in Italian living every Italophile should indulge in, pronto!

  • Publisher: Adams Media (October 6, 2010)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781440509063