Monocle is one of our favorite-ever magazines because it goes deep. And their books are no exception, no matter the subject. Here, they focus their lens on Italy. In their words: “It’s a country that feels comfortingly familiar for many, yet beyond the clichés lies a complexity and variety that’s perpetually surprising. For more than a decade, Monocle has roamed the length of the nation and The Monocle Book of Italy is the result of our dedicated reporting. Join us as we throw down our towels at the best beaches, sit front row at dazzling runway shows, call in at vineyards, gelato spots and furniture fairs, and maybe even hit a disco or two. See Italy through a whole new lens.” A great gift for the jetsetter, the pasta enthusiast. the romantic, or just someone who likes to keep cool books on the coffee table.