Carla Bruni. Giorgio Armani. Luciano Pavarotti. Giada De Laurentiis. Sophia Loren. The Leonardos (Da Vinci e DiCaprio).From fettucine to fashion and back again, nobody does La Bella Vita like the Italians. Whether preparing a meal or sculpting the David, singing an aria or seducing a lover, Italians take their time, and do it right--adagio! In this bellissimo primer, Romans Aminda Leigh and Pietro Pesce show you how to achieve that sensual perfection in everything you do, leading you on a smolderingly hot journey through each of the five senses:Sight (vista): Toss the shabby, shapeless clothes and dress up! Italians take meticulous care of their appearance and are always fashionable. Sound (udito): Act like an Italian and emphasize the positive whenever possible.Touch (tatto): Touch like all Italians do--double-kiss, hold hands, touch other people's arms, and gesticulate!Smell (olfatto): Take a ride on an Italian motorbike and pay attention to the scents of your environment--the sea air, a coffee shop, a flower garden ...Taste (gusto): Forget inhaling a heavy dinner--eat like Italians and savor a long, leisurely home-cooked meal!From fashion and film to food and language, this book is the crash course in Italian living every Italophile should indulge in, pronto!
Aminda Leigh has worked as a journalist for almost 20 years. She spent 12 of those years at the BBC in Britain, working in Local and National Radio and on TV. Pietro Pesce is a professional photographer who lives in Rome. The oldest son in a large Italian family, he was actually born in Washington DC where his father was stationed at the time; but he moved to Rome when he was not quite two years old.