Buy Moon Rome, Florence & Venice
First Edition, April 2017
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Few places in the world can compete with the beauty and influence of these three extraordinary cities. Experience the best of Italy’s art, culture, food, and history with Moon Rome, Florence & Venice.
What you’ll find in Moon Rome, Florence & Venice:
- Curated trip advice for foodies, outdoor adventurers, honeymooners, art lovers, history buffs, and more
- Local perspective from Italy expert and Rome resident Alexei J. Cohen on his adopted home country
- Full color photos and detailed maps throughout
- Strategic itineraries designed for 1-5 days in each city that can be combined for a 2-week vacation
- Suggestions for side trips from each city, including Assisi, Siena, Pisa, and Lucca
- Honest advice on where to stay, how to get around, and where to find the best regional cuisine-from pizza al taglio in Rome to gelato in Florence and fritto misto in Venice
- Timeless attractions and offbeat recreation ideas: Cycle the Villa Borghese or take a cooking class. Rent a kayak and explore the winding canals of Venice, or go horseback riding down an ancient Roman street. Hike to sprawling hilltop views of Florence, meander through historic museums, or catch the Gregorian chants being sung at the Duomo on Sunday mornings. Stroll through Venice’s fish markets, spend a few hours in a campo or piazza basking in the afternoon sun, or take a gondola ride to the best spot in town for wine and romance
- Accurate, up-to-date information including background on the landscape, plants and animals, history, and cultural customs of each city
- Handy tools such as an Italian phrasebook and pronunciation guide, tips for traveling with children or as a senior, recommended reading lists, and suggestions for LGBTQ+ travel
With Moon Rome, Florence & Venice‘s practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.
Alexei J. Cohen
Alexei J. Cohen was born near the Empire State building and technically has no Italian blood. He fell in love with Italy after the first reel of Federico Fellini’s La Strada and by intermission was planning to follow in Anthony Quinn’s footsteps. After graduation he headed for la dolce vita and found more vita than dolce traveling by bicycle and sleeping on hostel bunk beds. Although the lires eventually ran out, he was hooked on al dente for life.
Years later in downtown Manhattan he met an Italian woman who rekindled his interest in mozzarella, Brunelleschi, and leaning towers. They married and a culture that once seemed exotic began to make sense. Italy became a regular holiday destination, and new wines and ways of preparing artichokes were discovered. Eventually the couple made the transatlantic leap and after several years in north London they settled under the umbrella pines of Rome.
Alexei’s editorial skills were honed on the pages of Racquet & Golfer, McCall’s, and Family Circle. Before leaving Brooklyn he made frequent contributions to TimeOut New York. In London he rode the dotcom wave and was the launch editor of Fine Wine magazine. He returned to the print world in Rome and joined a publisher specializing in art, culture, and cinema. Since then he has translated, edited, and written several books.
He is currently changing diapers, making the past perfect less daunting to teenagers, and writing a novel set in Italy.