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Best Fiction Books Set In Italy to Read

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This article showcases our top picks for ‘Fiction Books Set In Italy’. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). 

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The Family by Mario Puzo

This product was recommended by Agnieszka Cejrowska from Profesjonalne Pozycjonowanie

I wholeheartedly recommend The Family whenever I can. Mario Puzo is the most known for The Godfather (an excellent novel) but my heart was stolen by nothing other than The Family. Paraphrasing Alfred Hitchcock A good film should start with an earthquake and be followed by rising tension that applies to Mr. Puzo’s book. It is fascinating, gripping, and wonderfully outrageous. The reader is gasping at characters’ actions, mumbling why I would NEVER do such a thing! and then proceeds to turn a page after page. It is such a fantastic read!


Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

This product was recommended by Muhammad Mateen Khan from PureVPN

A summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany in this sweeping debut novel filled with romance, mystery, and adventure. Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? All Lina wants to do is get back home. But then Lina is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina’s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother’s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept from Lina for far too long. It’s a secret that will change everything she knew about her mother, her father—and even herself. People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more.


A Love Lost in Positano by D.P. Rosano

This product was recommended by Meg Marrs from Safer Senior Care

This is a book filled with intrigue and romance. With his beautiful descriptions of scenery, colours, food and wine the author transports his readers across the ocean to Italy. The love story of Danny D’Amato and Gaia is so captivating that you can’t stop reading.


The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paulo Giordano

This product was recommended by Anna Caldwell from Caldwell Media Arts

A haunting portrait of friendship and love brought together and ultimately torn apart by lingering effects of trauma. Turin provides the backdrop for a story that is universal in feeling.

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