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Ciao 

By Mario Testino

(Taschen £60)

Born in Peru but with Italian heritage, Mario Testino fell in love with Italy when he first visited in his 20s.

It is a love affair that has lasted a lifetime and here, Testino handpicks his favourite images from the country. 

 Testino handpicks his favourite images from the country. He has photographed Italians up close, as shown in this vivid portrait of artist Betty Bee (pictured) in Naples in 1997

He has photographed Italians up close, as shown in this vivid portrait of artist Betty Bee (pictured) in Naples in 1997, as well as the nation’s stunning scenery. 

Ciao is an enchanting journey across Italy through Testino’s lens. Its thick glossy pages are perhaps as close as we’ll get to an Italian getaway this summer.