The Italian Dream: Wine, Heritage, Soul is an escape into the effortlessly elegant Italian lifestyle, savoring wine behind the private gates of family castles and vineyards, from the foothills of the Alps to the hill towns of Tuscany to the relaxed southern seasides. The Italian Dream: Wine, Heritage, Soul is an escape into the effortlessly elegant Italian lifestyle, discovering hidden corners, savoring wine, and sharing joyful times with convivial friends from the foothills of the Alps to the hill towns of Tuscany to the relaxed southern seasides. This exclusive tour opens doors to the secret corners of Italy, behind the private gates of family castles and vineyards, revealing artistic and epicurean

Upon returning to Europe, he founded, together with his brothers, the renowned Argiano winery in Tuscany. A writer and raconteur, he has published several books, including Wine Notes (Luca Dotti, 2002), Walking on the Wine Side (Gribaudo, 2013), and Vini, Amo – ri (Bompiani, 2014). He is also an Italian style and brand ambassador, bringing together tradition, passion, and experience in international strategy consultancy. www.assouline.com

PhotograPhy by aline Coquelle text by gelasio gaetani d’aragona lovatelli Foreword by laPo elkann.

“In this book I would like to reveal to readers, through Aline’s inspiring photos, my Italy, and I hope readers will discover an Italy as true for them as it is true for me”. For more than three years, Aline Coquelle, the well-known globe-trotting photographer, and Count Gelasio Gaetani d’Aragona Lovatelli, a member of one of the oldest aristocratic Italian families, have followed the map of Italy’s best wines. Guided by Gelasio, readers are introduced to a tribe of artistic and wine-loving amici who share their passion for their country’s heritage and bounty.

delights and hidden treasures. With a degree in art history and anthropology, nomadic Parisian photographer Aline Coquelle has always traveled the world—she has lived and worked in Central and South America, Asia, and Africa. She contribu – tes to prestigious international publications, and shoots marketing campaigns for luxury brands. Coquelle works only with silver film in order to keep alive the magic of old-time photography, because she believes “saving tradition is the new revolution,” and her gelatin silver prints are sought by collectors worldwide. Her other books with As – souline are Palm Springs Style (2005); The Cartier Polo Games (2006); and Polo: The Nomadic Tribe (2009). Winemaker, industry consultant, cellar ad – visor, speaker and visiting lecturer, Count Gelasio Gaetani d’Aragona Lovatelli is an eclectic and ver – satile authority on Italian and international wines, having traveled and worked in the U.S., South America, England, and the Far East. Inheriting from his maternal grandfather, Baron Raimondo Franchetti, a passion for wine, agriculture, and ter – roir, Gaetani studied agricultural sciences in Italy, attended the Wine & Spirit Education Trust in Lon – don, and gained industry experience working for Julius Wile & Sons in New York, L & P Antinori in Florence, Souverain Wines in California, and Calo – na Vineyards in British Columbia.