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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

These are the books we would take to Sicily

Pick up some of our suggested novels if you are heading for Sicily and get right under the skin of the largest of the Mediterranean islands! These are our book tips to help you get a real feel for this complex and beautiful place, and to get the most out of a visit there. Click on the covers to find our more.

From Guardian columnist Matthew Fort comes this delicious travelogue, as he muses about life, food, family and sooo much more, as he scoots round Sicily on a Vespa.

"If you are travelling to Sicily you absolutely have to take this "

If you are holidaying in peak holiday time, in August, then this seems a very apt choice to add to our list. Andrea Camilleri has written several books featuring Inspector Montalbano, gastronome, and solver of crimes, all set around, and hugely evocative of the island. Some of Camilleri's novels have recently been adapted for the BBC.

Starting in Palermo this book trawls through a bit of art, food, history and literature to shed light on southern Italy's legacy of political corruption and violent crime. It brings to life the doors banging shut, the odd voice, but you don't see anyone about. Spooky! This is the kind of book that gets under the skin of a place and is a great read to explore Sicily, offering all kinds of interesting information...

We have plenty more books set in Sicily to tempt you, so please do browse here. And if you would like to us to add any books set in Sicily that have captured the feel and flavour of the island for you - and we don't already feature them - then please let us know. Help us to build up this site and make it a really superb resource for travellers!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the suggestions. I'm just planning my holiday reading for our holiday in Sicily. I really enjoy reading books whilst in the country it ads a different dimension be it fiction or fact.