Il Dolce Far Niente

The Italian Way of Summer
by Lucy Laucht

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This book is a gorgeous, photographic ode to the magic of southern coastal Italy in the summer by renowned travel, fashion, and lifestyle photographer Lucy Laucht.

A languorous August afternoon. That brilliant light and those impossible Mediterranean blues. The touch of sun on hot skin. And everywhere, the sounds of...
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Published By Artisan

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 268

Publication Date 06/18/2024

ISBN 9781648291906

Dimensions 8.25 inches x 11.25 inches

Nobody captures the Italian sunlight the way Lucy does—her images are transporting. There's a soulfulness and a depth in her work that really gets at the essence of this beautiful country.

"Lucy has a great eye for finding style where it naturally exists. Il Dolce Far Niente is a celebration of the inherent beauty of coastal Italy and its people - and of the Italian way of enjoying summer. This is not a book of pretentious exclusive hotels and restaurants; rather, it is a complete view of the seaside at its best - including young and old, rich and poor, locals and visitors. Having traveled to the Amalfi Coast in my twenties and visited Puglia just last summer, I’m reminded that there is so much more to see. I must go back. Soon!"

Ah, Italy in summer—a flirtation between sunbeams and cobblestones, where every gelato cone tells a tale. Lucy Laucht perfectly captures the timeless appeal of a season that dances between lemon groves and secret beaches, laughter and amore.