“Invisible Cities” (Le città invisibili, 1972) is a novel by Italian writer Italo Calvino (1923-1985). The Latvian edition, translated by Dace Meiere, has been enriched with illustrations by Latvian artist Elīna Brasliņa.
The book explores imagination and the imaginable through the descriptions of cities by an explorer, Marco Polo. The book is framed as a conversation between the emperor Kublai Khan and Polo. The majority of the book consists of brief prose poems describing 55 fictitious cities that are narrated by Polo.