Day In Tuscany: More Confessions of a Chianti Tour Guide by Dario CastagnoDay In Tuscany: More Confessions of a Chianti Tour Guide by Dario Castagno

Day In Tuscany: More Confessions of a Chianti Tour Guide

byDario Castagno, Robert Rodi

Hardcover | June 1, 2007

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This second book from Dario Castagno is a delightfully honest mix of memoirs from life in the hills of Tuscany's legendary Chianti region. Set on the day the author arrived home after a three-month tour of the United States promoting his first book, A Day in Tuscany compels readers to experience this enchanted corner of Italy through the heart and mind of a true Tuscan. As Castagno sees his beloved hills with fresh eyes and reacquaints himself with the rhythms of home, a flood of recollections of its people and places come to him. Through his engaging narrative, we are transported as well.The sights he sees and people he meets as he takes a one-mile walk through his village during the course of this noteworthy day trigger memories of his childhood and adolescence in Tuscany during the seventies, his experiences as a tour guide in Chianti, and some of the more remarkable people he has known. In addition to stories from his own past, included are oral histories from several village elders. History and the present mingle in this part of the world, and these stories bring both alive. Sometimes funny, often poignant, A Day in Tuscany weaves a magical spell and offers a candid insider's look at the people and culture of a fascinating land.
Dario Castagno is the owner/operator of Chianti Rooster Tours. He lives in Siena, Italy. Robert Rodi is the author of six novels. He lives in Chicago.
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Title:Day In Tuscany: More Confessions of a Chianti Tour GuideFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.69 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.25 × 0.69 inPublished:June 1, 2007Publisher:Globe Pequot PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0762744561

ISBN - 13:9780762744565

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Praise for Dario Castagno's first book, Too Much Tuscan Sun: "Castagno politely laughs as much with his American customers as he does at them, and does not begrudge their presence in any way.Too Much Tuscan Sun gives readers an untinted version of this now legendary land." --Boston Globe