The Monocle Book of Italy


The Monocle team celebrates the endlessly fascinating and culturally rich country of Italy


ISBN: 9780500971130 Category:

Tyler Brûlé


Following the success of The Monocle Book of Japan, Monocle’s latest book is a celebration of all things Italian. Few countries pack a punch like Italy – energetic, enigmatic and effortlessly cool, it’s a country of chic beach clubs, tradition-steeped hilltop towns and cities full of soul. Its cuisine is celebrated the world over, its design aesthetic has become synonymous with both functionality and style, and it’s home to the undisputed capital of fashion: Italy’s appeal is undeniable.

Covering all these topics and many more, The Monocle Book of Italy is packed with insight and is fully illustrated with specially commissioned photography to paint a unique portrait of the nation. From the vaporettos of Venice and the boutiques of Milan to the family-run trattoria of Trieste and the sunny shorelines of Sicily, discover the people, places and products that define this captivating country. La dolce vita never looked so good.

Additional information

Weight 1692 g
Dimensions 23.3 x 31 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 June 2021
Number of pages 304
Format Hardback
Dimensions 23.3 x 31 cm
Weight 1692 g


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Tyler Brûlé is the Editor-in-chief of Monocle. Andrew Tuck is the magazine's Editor, Chiara Rimella is its Culture Editor and Joe Pickard, its Books Editor.