TURIN AND ME by Elaine Bertolotti – BOOK REVIEW

Cover image obtained from www.amazon.com

Cover image obtained from http://www.amazon.com


Author: Elaine Bertolotti

Type of Book: eBook

Genre: Non-Fiction, Travel Memoir

Length: 60 pages

Release Date: October 1, 2014

Publisher: Matteo Victor Parnigiani

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is the second book in Elaine Bertolotti’s … And Me series. It is the story of an American girl from Brooklyn living in the province of Turin, Italy.

The first book in the series was the story of Elaine’s time living in Florence. In this book she is married and living in the town of Almese in the region of Piedmont in the province of Turin.

After leaving Florence to return to the United States, she spent two years back in the States before the irresistible urge to return to Italy overcame her.

Piedmont is the second largest region in Italy, with Sicily being the largest. It is surrounded on three sides by the Alps and Monte Rosa and borders France and Switzerland. The capitol city is Turin.

Even though Elaine had learned to speak Italian while living in Florence, she discovered that different regions of Italy had their own dialects and once again she had to learn a new way of speaking. Her husband is a native if Italy, but he comes from a different region, so the local dialect was new to him as well.

Since the couple decided to settle in a small town, it was inevitable that she would become well known. In fact, all the town residents simply referred to her as The Americana.

Once Elaine enrolled her daughter in the local nursery school and the local residents learned that her grandparents were born in Italy they started to accept her.

She goes on to describe many aspects of her life which are sure to make readers wish they could move there themselves.

Elaine should receive kickbacks from the Italian Tourism Board since her writing is sure to bring tourists to their country.

The book includes many humorous anecdotes which are destined to elicit chuckles from readers.

I rate this book as 4 out of 5 stars and am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.



Elaine Bertolotti was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Her grandparents had been born in Italy and it was this connection that drew her to want to live in Italy.

To learn more visit http://www.amazon.com/Elaine-Bertolotti/e/B00K8U75WI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

* I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review


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