Living La Dolce Vita, Family-Style

If Italians had invented Facebook, it would have been a tactile work of art: hardbound, with glossy pages, offering glimpses of supremely stylish natives amid their glamorous lives. Its basic unit of currency would be the family, of course, rather than the individual. Italian Touch, a 368-page book released this month by the Italian fashion company Tod's, is just such a compendium. Edited by journalist Donata Sartorio and with photographs by Paolo Leone, the book captures the lives, ambitions and traditions of more than a hundred families, many well known from the society and business pages. Sartorio calls the on-the-go famiglie...