She guides readers to places where women have been worshipped, (Diana's temple in Sicily or Santa Maria Novella in Florence), and places where women lived and flourished, (Peggy Guggenheim's museum in Venice, Isabelle d'Este's Renaissance studiolo in Mantua).
There's advice for her favorite gardens, beaches, and spas. Her sections on shopping and indulging taste buds come with hidden female backstories, including the rise of women-owned wineries in recent decades.
For those looking for immersion experiences, she offers cooking classes, (such as rolling pasta in Calabria), or hammering mosaics in Rome, as well as hiking and biking adventures and entertainments-from operas to puppet shows. Rounding out the book is delightful practical advice, including the encouragement to "flirt, but don't take any of it seriously."
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