“Nothing is ever normal in Venice; it can’t be. That’s what I’m coming to realise.”

Kat has never wanted to live a quiet life. She’s an adventurer, a food writer who travels the world visiting far-flung places and eating unusual things. Now she’s about to embark on her biggest adventure yet – a relationship.

She’s fallen in love with an Italian man and is moving to Venice where she’ll help him run his guesthouse, Hotel Gondola. Kat will write about the first year of her new adventure, the food she eats, the recipes she collects, the people she meets, and the man she doesn’t really know all that well but is going to make a life with.

But as Kat ought to know by now, the thing about adventures is that they never go exactly the way you expect them to.

A smash hit on the NZ fiction charts!

13 weeks at #1

29 weeks in the Top 10

NZ Herald ‘Best Books of 2018’

“A story as evocative and captivating as Venice itself”

– Fiona Gibson, author of The Woman Who Met Her Match

“A Year at Hotel Gondola is both delicious and delightful!”

– NZ Booklovers

“Warm, engaging and truly delicious”

– Rosanna Ley, author of The Little Theatre by the Sea

“It’s contemplative and compelling, and the travel bits made me want to book a trip to Venice ASAP.”

– Daily Mail

“Nicky Pellegrino goes from strength to strength and A Year At Hotel Gondola shows her skill in full flight….If you enjoy intelligent clear-eyed writing – and great recipes – this is the book for you.”

– NZ Herald