Our bookshop, which is linked to, contains recommended reading for our tours and destinations, but not only. We also list must-see films (such as Visconti’s The Leopard, which we recommend before going to Sicily), and of course include our own books and books by some of the many interesting people we meet on our tours.

If you prefer not to shop at Amazon, think of our shop as a list of suggestions.

If you think we should list a book or film that you don’t see there, do shoot us an email

Some books by Liz and Maureen

Recommendations for Naples

What does the Bay of Naples make you think of? Volcanoes? pizza? the isle of Capri? the last days of Pompeii? Sophia Loren? Elena Ferrante? Here’s a sampling of books and films we think you’ll enjoy. Click the image to order from Amazon, or just copy down the titles to order from your favorite bookstore or local library.


Mary Beard on Pompeii 


Recommendations for Sicily