This is the first volume of Augustus John Cuthbert Hare's 1876 travel book, "Cities of Northern and Central Italy". This delightful book takes the reader on a tour of some of the most beautiful spots in Italy, and is highly recommended for those with an interest in travel writing. A fascinating look into not only a different place, but a different time as well, this antiquarian volume would make for a great addition to any bookshelf. It is certainly to be missed by the discerning collector. The chapters of this book include: "The Rivera di Ponente", "Genoa", "The Riviera di Levante - Cararra and Massa", "Turin", "The Waldenses", "The Val D'Aosta", "Vercelli and Novara", "Milan", "Pavia", "Monza and Como", "The Italian Lakes", "Bergamo and the Lago D'Iseo", etcetera. Augustus John Cuthbert Hare (1834 - 1903) was an English author and raconteur, famed for his witty and insightful writing. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.