A ""specialty book"" -- in that it will appeal to customers looking for something rather exquisite and fragile and atmospheric. Extracts from notes and diary kept by a young girl on a trip to Italy -- and redolent of the essential aroma of Italy. Singularly charming. A gift book, for a lover of Italy. A steamer present for a traveler, Mediterranean bound. This is not, in itself, a travel book -- although it could be shown with other travel books.