Author(s): Eleonora Baldwin
For the first-time visitor to Italy (a giant audience), the itinerary of this Easy Guide is the classic pattern: while countless other places are almost -- we stress "almost" -- as compelling, these magical three cities overawe all others. And we've enlisted three superb researchers and writers to capture them for you. Eleonora Baldwin lives in Rome, where she is one of the city's foremost experts on local cuisine and culture. Donald Strachan, who lives most of the year in Italy, has written books and articles on Italy for more than 20 years. Stephen Keeling is an Oxford graduate who won a much-coveted journalistic prize in 2008 for his Frommer's Guide to Tuscany and Umbria. All three have teamed to prepare this revised and up-to-date guide to Italy's classic "three".
Eleonora Baldwin has written, edited and contributed to numerous travel and lifestyle publications, and her writing appears regularly in several online food columns. She is a lifestyle writer, journalist, blogger and Italian culinary/travel show host, and also gives personal culinary tours of Rome and city outskirts, for small groups. She lives in Rome, Italy. Stephen Keeling has been traveling to Italy since 1985 (when a serving of gelato was 1000 lire), and covering his favorite nation for Frommer's since 2007. He has written for The Independent, Daily Telegraph, various travel magazines, and numerous travel guides as well as authored the award-winning Frommer's Family Travel Guide to Tuscany and Umbria. Stephen resides in New York City. Donald Strachan is a writer and journalist who has written about Italy for publications worldwide, including National Geographic Traveler, The Guardian, Sunday Telegraph, and The Independent. He resides in London, England.