In this sequel to her New York Times bestsellers Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany, the celebrated “bard of Tuscany” (New York Times) lyrically chronicles her continuing, two decades-long love affair with Tuscany’s people, art, cuisine, and lifestyle.
Mayes offers her listeners a deeply personal memoir of her present-day
life in Tuscany, encompassing both the changes she has experienced since
Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany appeared, and sensuous, evocative reflections on the timeless beauty and vivid pleasures of Italian life.
the themes Mayes explores are how her experience of Tuscany
dramatically expanded when she renovated and became a part-time resident
of a thirteenth-century house with a stone roof in the mountains above
Cortona, how life in the mountains introduced her to a “wilder” side of
Tuscany—and with it a lively engagement with Tuscany’s mountain
people. Throughout, she reveals the concrete joys of life in her adopted
hill town, with particular attention to life in the piazza, the art of
Luca Signorelli (Renaissance painter from Cortona), and the pastoral
pleasures of feasting from her garden. Moving always toward a deeper
engagement, Mayes writes of Tuscan icons that have become for her
storehouses of memory, of crucible moments from which bigger ideas
emerged, and of the writing life she has enjoyed in the room where Under the Tuscan Sun began.
more on the pleasures of life at Bramasole, the delights and challenges
of living in Italy day-to-day and favorite recipes, Every Day in Tuscany is a passionate and inviting account of the richness and complexity of Italian life.
Download and start listening now!