Links Books and films

This page shows useful links come to my attention and you tell us about your favourite Books and films on Italian Culture. - feel free to suggest some, either anonymously or as your personal recommendation: Jeff Lucas has started us off - see below
a new link is to Estorick Collection in London -
A further one is to the Italian Cultural Institute in London and its latest news letter.
here is also the link to the Cheltenham Italian Circle and to its interesting 2017-18 Programme: is the contact point for Maria Pia Tropepe' Italian  Cultural Centre in Bristol​

Tickets: £5 Adults (Pay at the door)
Please find information and online booking on

Also check out
Bristol University Italian Department Postgraduate Seminar series 

FILM December 2017  Trailor: Pranzo di Ferragosto - Mid-August Lunch  Includes short advert

Some Books -  try bookshops, local libraries or AbeBooks to locate or buy:
Jeff Lucas recommends:
Italian Ways - Tim Parks
A very amusing book about the Italian railways.  Highly recommended.   Any of Tim Parks non-fiction on life in Italy are highly recommended - he is very readable and entertaining.
The Italians - Hooper
Just out - not read it, but looks good.
Italy - a Cultural Guide   -    Hauser
80 or 90 very short essays on various aspects of historical Italian Art and Culture.  A great holiday book.  Out of print but secondhand available.