We destroy the beauty of the countryside because the un-appropriated splendors of nature have no economic value. We are capable of shutting off the sun and the stars because they do not pay a dividend. — John Maynard Keynes
A funny travel book on Italy
By my friend Don Monkerud, Italy Uncensored. The endorsements by noted celebrities (some of whom you may have heard of) will make you want to run out and buy a boxful.