Matteo Varia is a writer on Italian themes. His most recent book, Latium: An Emotion was published in 2004. He has also worked as a translator Livio Bourbon's photographs on Italy have featured in many books, including recent volumes on Turin and Liguria. In 2004, he was the official photographer of the first flight over Mount Everest on a hang-glider.
WALL STREET JOURNAL 'an invaluable tour guide in the text that accompanies the photographs.'