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    DescriptionDario also intersperses an account of his own life and times - that of a transplanted British little lord who learns to love the wilds of Chianti; of his discovery and adoption of abandoned peasant farmhouses; of his apprenticeship in the wine industry; and of his arduous transformation from bohemian layabout to thriving Tuscan.

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    Too Much Tuscan Sun
    Confession of a Chianti Tour Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dario Castagno, By (author) Rob Rodi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9780762736706
    ISBN 10: 0762736704

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
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    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
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    Libri: I-TT
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
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    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    B&T Approval Code: A23306000
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    BISAC V2.8: TRV009110
    DC21: 914.550493
    BISAC V2.8: HUM003000
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    DC22: 945/.51092
    LC classification: DG975.C47 C398 2004
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    LC classification: DG975.C47
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    b&w and colour illustrations
    Globe Pequot Press
    Imprint name
    Falcon Guides
    Publication date
    18 September 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook
    Author Information
    Dario Castagno was born in England to Italian parents and moved with his family to Tuscany when he was ten. Through his company, Chianti Rooster Tours, he has guided small groups of visitors--mostly Americans--to his favorite spots in the Chianti region for more than ten years. This is his first book. Perhaps his proudest accomplishment, however, is claiming membership in Siena's Caterpillar contrada, which won the Palio in 2003.
    Back cover copy
    Recent years have seen a virtual flood of books about Tuscany first-person accounts about Americans trying to do American things in Italy and bumping up against a centuries-old stone wall of tradition. It s only fair that we now hear a native Tuscan s side of the story. Who better to provide that view than Dario Castagno, a British-born, Tuscan-raised tour guide who has spent more than a decade leading Americans into the heart of Tuscany s Chianti region. In this lively, candid memoir, Dario looks at the Americans who have stormed through his life and his homeland. Some tested his sanity, others became lifelong friends. With wry humor and affection, Dario recalls some of his more remarkable clients the delightful, the vain, the silly, the ignorant, the ambitious, the amorous, the condescending, the lovely, and the outright crazy. He also shares an account of his own life and times his transformation from bohemian layabout to thriving tour guide and offers an enchanting introduction to the charms of Tuscany over the course of a year. Through his company, Chianti Rooster Tours, Dario Castagno guides small groups of visitors to his favorite spots in the Chianti region of Italy. He belongs to Siena s Caterpillar contrada, which in 2003 won the Palio the wildly popular bareback horse race that takes place in Siena each summer."