This was a wonderful pre vacation read to understand historical context. Short, easy to digest sections that I referred back to on my trip. My friends loved the extra tidbits I could sprinkle in while sightseeing.
We ordered this book since it is on a list of "recommended reading" for those attending a University Alumni group tour to Puglia located in Southern Italy.It is written in a very interesting fashion and contains information that will be most valuable to our trip. We love reading it. Thank you very much.
My parents were born in Corato, Puglia Region. I bought this book for my daughter who has a great love of the Italian culture. It still holds onto the "old ways" and this book helps to bring this out. I went to Italy in the spring, so when I saw this book I needed to buy it.