Italy is enchanting, bewitching. It casts a spell. It is easy for visitors to fall in love with Italy because every minute of every day they spend there has something to offer them, to appeal to all of their senses, whether they are visiting its museums or flying over its rooftops, bell towers, domes, endless plains, rolling hills and majestic mountains. A wealth of beauty unfolds, the work of Man and Nature that belongs to all: visible, accessible and famous. Beauty that lies in the historical and architectural heritage to be found in churches and abbeys, in historic town centres and museums, in castles and archaeological sites, a heritage steeped in ancient history. It is also the beauty of the natural heritage that lies in mountain roads, national parks and idyllic beaches. But that is not all. In Italy are remote landscapes and secrets that must be discovered, sniffed out and at times tracked down. There are monasteries, hermitages, watchtowers, treasure collections, regional traditions, arts and traditional trades. A heritage to protect and hand down to future generations, and to all those future travellers who will always come to Italy. Even if it is just a flying visit ... AUTHOR: Antonio Attini was born in Turin in 1960 and has produced numerous photo reports in Europe, Africa, Asia and America, which have been published by the world's leading travel magazines. He has worked with White Star Publishers since 1989, taking the photographs for numerous volumes in the "Countries of the World", and "Places and History" series, and contributing to the creation of many other prestigious works. Attini has been a member of the Kodak Gold Circle since 1994, with the standard of excellence. In recent years he has specialized in aerial photography, shooting features from the skies of America and Europe, and for White Star he has also worked on several books for "The World from the Air" series. Simona Stoppa is a professional journalist who specializes in the fields of nature, tourism, marine life and anthropology. She founded OpenEyes Film, a production company for television audiovisual productions. She specializes in the production of documentaries and television series for Rai, Sky and RSI (Radio Televisione Svizzera) and works regularly with Pianeta Mare (Rete 4, Mediaset), as a writer and director. She creates and develops new television program formats with a journalistic-documentary style, and produces custom corporate films for companies in various sectors. In addition, she produces the audio and video content for the new interactive multimedia platforms (smart phones and tablets). She writes the text of illustrated books and has written tourist guides for Touring Club Italiano and White Star: indeed, book publishing is her first love. Simona Stoppa is also involved in corporate counselling with the use of audiovisual aids deployed in staff development programs for empowerment, leadership, team building and teamwork. SELLING POINTS: ?The ideal book for experiencing an exciting Grand Tour without even moving from your armchair. ?A rich iconography with exclusive aerial views by an acclaimed photographer specializing in aerial photographs. ?An unexpected and original point of view for discovering the beauties, even the most hidden, of the Bel Paese. ?The album's original format, practical and compact, highlights the spectacular images. ?A unique opportunity for capturing grandiose natural landscapes as well as architectural and archaeological works in their entirety. ILLUSTRATIONS: 175 colour photos
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