Not a travel book, yet a very useful book for travelling.
The book Umbria by Patricia Clough will give you an insight into the multifaceted culture of the Region. After working around Europe as a journalist and covering big breaking news in the continent, Patricia Clough bough an house in Umbria and settled down. It is exactly the perspective of an expert correspondent that transpires from this book, which presents the important history, marvellous geography, ancient culture and delicious food of the Region, without missing healthy criticism. She writes about pros and cons of buying an house there and about bad politics, because she wants to express not only the beauty of art, churches and countryside but rather «What is Umbria all about». A straightforward and honest portrait of Umbria, which ends up as a declaration of love: «If one has basic requirements for being happy, then Umbria provides some of the best surroundings for happiness».