May 16, 2010

Two links

Here’s a link to a conversation I had with the molto famoso guidebook writer, Rick Steves.  Like his books, the interview took interesting turns.  I was happy that the music of my friend and neighbor, Lorenzo Cherubini–known all over Italy and way beyond  as Jovanotti–was included.  Check out the lovely lyrics to his song, “Per Te.” Just search his name and lots of sites come up.   Also, at the beginning of the interview, you hear part of the wonderful soundtrack by Christophe Beck from the film Under the Tuscan Sun.

Frances Mayes: 20 Years Under the Tuscan Sun Podcast Episode
Watch the Frances Mayes: 20 Years Under the Tuscan Sun Podcast Episode from Travel with Rick Steves onmefeedia.com.
www.mefeedia.com/watch/31147845

Speaking of guidebooks, I did a review on Amazon of Fodor’s new guide to Italy, a compact and packed little tome:

http://www.amazon.com/Fodors-Essential-Italy-2nd-Full-Color/dp/1400007283/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273846062&sr=1-1