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List Rules Fiction books that use Italy as a setting or major theme

This list features the best novels about Italy; it answers the question, “What are the best fictional books about Italy?” Famous for its capital city Rome, Italy has some of the world’s most prominent landmarks, including the Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Vatican, The Spanish Steps and the Duomo Museum. Italy is also rich in the arts: it has produced many well-known Renaissance artisans throughout history like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Donatello, Botticelli, Fra Angelico, Tintoretto, Bernini, and Raphael. Because of its relaxing, inspiring vibe many writers have included Italy as a setting in their novels, including Ernest Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms”, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Tender is the Night”, Patricia Highsmith’s “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and Robert Grave’s “I, Claudius.” Italy is one of the most beautiful places in the world; thousands of tourists visit it each year in search of the beautiful beaches, history-rich artifacts and stunning surroundings. It is well-known for its cooking as well; when you think about Italy, pizza, pasta, lemoncello, gelato and espresso instantly come to mind!So whether you’re in the mood for a thrilling tale about Vampires, a lighthearted, romantic tale about living and loving in Tuscany or more of a historical approach to Michelangelo’s intelligent approach to art, a novel with and Italian theme awaits your reading!

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I, Claudius is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
I, Claudius Robert Graves

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Tempesta's Dream is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
clococo added Tempesta's Dream Vincent LoCoco

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The Charterhouse of Parma is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Novels About Italy

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Tender Is the Night is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
Tender Is the Night F. Scott Fitzgerald

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A Farewell to Arms is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
A Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingway

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The Leopard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
The Leopard Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

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If on a winter's night a trave... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Novels About Italy

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The Winds of War is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
The Winds of War Herman Wouk

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The Agony and the Ecstasy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Novels About Italy

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The enchanted April is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
The enchanted April Elizabeth von Arnim

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A Room with a View is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
ryanmcw added A Room with a View E. M. Forster

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The Birth of Venus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
The Birth of Venus Sarah Dunant

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Where Angels Fear to Tread is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Novels About Italy

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The Borgia Bride is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
The Borgia Bride Jeanne Kalogridis

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The City of Falling Angels is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Novels About Italy

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The Botticelli Secret is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
The Botticelli Secret Marina Fiorato

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The Talented Mr. Ripley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
The Talented Mr. Ripley Patricia Highsmith

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The Betrothed is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
The Betrothed Alessandro Manzoni

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The Magic Mountain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
The Magic Mountain Thomas Mann

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Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Ren... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Novels About Italy

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The annals of imperial Rome is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Novels About Italy

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Imperium: A Novel of Ancient R... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Novels About Italy

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The Mysteries of Udolpho is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
The Mysteries of Udolpho Ann Radcliffe

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The Solitude of Prime Numbers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Novels About Italy

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The Miracles of Santo Fico is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
AdmiralCrunch added The Miracles of Santo Fico D.L. Smith

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The Marble Faun is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
ryanmcw added The Marble Faun Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Foucault's Pendulum is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
Foucault's Pendulum Umberto Eco

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City of Flowers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
City of Flowers Mary Hoffman

Rich People In Italy Used To Cover Buildings In Food Just To Watch Starving Poor People Fight Over ...

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Inkheart is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
Inkheart Cornelia Funke

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The Lost Painting: The Quest f... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Novels About Italy

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Vampire, Interrupted is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
Vampire, Interrupted Lynsay Sands

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Sacred Hearts is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
Sacred Hearts Sarah Dunant

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In Lucia's eyes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
In Lucia's eyes Arthur Japin

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Blameless is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
Blameless Gail Carriger

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Mirror, Mirror is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
Mirror Mirror Gregory Maguire

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The Discourses is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
The Discourses Niccolò Machiavelli

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The Stranger's Child is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
The Stranger's Child Alan Hollinghurst

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Under the Tuscan Sun is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Novels About Italy
Under the Tuscan Sun Frances Mayes

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Vittorio the Vampire is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Novels About Italy

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The Devil's Queen: a Novel of ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Novels About Italy