Winning a book is always exciting and I was so pleased to receive this beautiful book about Italy from Margie Miklas. Margie is an avid traveler and has made many trips to her grandparents’ native Italy, a place she considers her second home. She writes and posts beautiful photography about her experiences in Italy on her blog, margieinitaly.com. Colors of Naples and the Amalfi Coast was published in April 2015 and is a coffee table/photo book featuring the people, streets, traditions, places, and culture of one of her favorite places in Italy.
With an eye for the beauty in everyday scenes, Margie includes colorful photographs and thoughtful descriptions of the people and places she’s visited. She notes the magnificence of the coastline and the centuries old architecture as well as the vibrant sites of street vendors, markets, and flower carts. In addition, her pictures of mouth-watering pastries and hand-held pizzettes are just small samples of the wonderful foods available in this area.
Margie’s perspective is wide and takes you from the rock formations in the Tyrrhenian Sea, to the beaches of Maiori, as well as to lesser known places that capture the life in these towns. Her love of the land and culture make me feel like I now know the people and places she’s been. I’m very happy to place this lovely book on my coffee table for all to see!
Margie is also the author of My Love Affair with Sicily and the award-winning Memoirs of a Solo Traveler – My Love Affair with Italy. Her photography has been featured in calendars, newspapers, and the lobby of a Fortune 500 company. Margie is hard at work on her first novel, Critical Cover-Up, a psychological thriller. Click here to read Margie’s latest post, “The Italian Lifestyle”.
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