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Florence


Florence in Italy
Florence (Italian: Firenze) is the capital city of Italy's Tuscany region, and was from 1865 to 1870, the capital of Italy. As of 2006, the city had a population of 366,488.

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Rick Steves Pocket Florence

By Rick Steves

Avalon Travel Publishing
Released: 2016-04-26
Paperback (200 pages)

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Rick Steves' Pocket guidebooks truly are a "tour guide in your pocket."

Each colorful compact 280-page book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map.

Rick Steves' Pocket Florence includes the following walks and tours:
  • Renaissance Walk
  • Accademia Tour: Michelangelo's David
  • Uffizi Gallery Tour
  • Bargello Tour
  • Duomo Museum Tour

Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany 2017

By Rick Steves

Avalon Travel Publishing
Released: 2016-11-08
Paperback (740 pages)

Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany 2017
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Florence and Tuscany.

With the self-guided tours in this book, you'll discover the geographic heart of Italy. Take the Renaissance Walk and tour the Uffizi Gallery to learn how Florence taught civilized living to the rest of Europe. Wander through the medieval city of Siena and find out what Pisa has to offer beyond the Leaning Tower. Relax in sunny Tuscan hill towns where you'll enjoy full-bodied wine, the world's best gelato, and the company of friendly locals.

Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You'll learn how to get around by train, bus, or rental car and get up-to-date advice on what's worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Florence & Tuscany

By DK

EYEWITNESS
Released: 2017-03-21
Paperback (328 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Florence & Tuscany
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Explore the busy streets of Florence and Tuscany, see history, and stroll through museums. Eat bread dipped in olive oil and stroll along cobbled streets in these beautiful cities.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Florence & Tuscany.

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Florence & Tuscany truly shows you this region as no one else can.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

Lonely Planet Florence & Tuscany (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Belinda Dixon

LONELY PLANET PUBLICATIONS
Paperback (352 pages)

Lonely Planet Florence & Tuscany (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Florence & Tuscany is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gaze upon Renaissance masterpieces at Florence's Uffizi Gallery, hunt for truffles in the hilltop town of San Minato, or climb San Gimignano's medieval towers; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Florence and Tuscany and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Florence & Tuscany Travel Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, architecture, politics, landscapes, cuisine, wine, and more
  • Free, convenient pull-out Florence map (included in print version), plus over 45 colour maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Florence, Siena, Central Coast, Elba, Apuane Alps, Lucca, Pisa, San Gimignano, San Minato, Chianti, Arezzo, Garfagnana, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Florence & Tuscany , a colourful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Italy guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer or Lonely Planet Discover Italy, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Frommer's EasyGuide to Rome, Florence and Venice 2017 (Easy Guides)

By Stephen Keeling & Donald Strachan

Frommermedia
Paperback (336 pages)

Frommer s EasyGuide to Rome, Florence and Venice 2017 (Easy Guides)
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There’s no better introduction to Italy than the classic itinerary of Rome, Florence and Venice. But it’s not dummy-proof, which is why we enlisted three of the world’s most knowledgeable Italy experts to pen this totally revised and updated annual guide. Melanie Renzulli, who lives in Rome, has been writing about travel for 15 years. She is presently the founder and editor of the travel blog "Italofile". Stephen Keeling is an Oxford graduate who won a much-coveted journalistic prize in 2008 for his Frommer's Guide to Tuscany and Umbria. Stephen Brewer has been writing travel guides for over three decades, usually focusing on Italy.

This book contains:
- Many informative maps in addition to a large fold-out map of considerable value.
- Exact prices so there are never any ugly surprises.
- Handy sample itineraries so you can make the most of your vacation time.
- Opinionated reviews and insider advice on how to avoid the crowds and find the most authentic restaurants, shops, nightlife venues and hotels in all price ranges
- Detailed side-trips to Pompeii, Tuscany and the Veneto
-16-page photo guide with vibrant photographs at the front of the book and black and white photos throughout

Moon Rome, Florence & Venice (Travel Guide)

By Alexei J. Cohen

MOON
Released: 2017-04-04
Paperback (384 pages)

Moon Rome, Florence & Venice (Travel Guide)
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Moon Travel Guides: Your World Your Way

Few places in the world can compete with the beauty and influence of these three extraordinary cities. Experience the best of Italy's art, culture, food, and history with Moon Rome, Florence & Venice.

What you'll find in Moon Rome, Florence & Venice:
  • Curated trip advice for foodies, outdoor adventurers, honeymooners, art lovers, history buffs, and more
  • Local perspective from Italy expert and Rome resident Alexei J. Cohen on his adopted home country
  • Full color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Strategic itineraries designed for 1-5 days in each city that can be combined for a 2-week vacation
  • Suggestions for side trips from each city, including Assisi, Siena, Pisa, and Lucca
  • Honest advice on where to stay, how to get around, and where to find the best regional cuisine-from pizza al taglio in Rome to gelato in Florence and fritto misto in Venice
  • Timeless attractions and offbeat recreation ideas: Cycle the Villa Borghese or take a cooking class. Rent a kayak and explore the winding canals of Venice, or go horseback riding down an ancient Roman street. Hike to sprawling hilltop views of Florence, meander through historic museums, or catch the Gregorian chants being sung at the Duomo on Sunday mornings. Stroll through Venice's fish markets, spend a few hours in a campo or piazza basking in the afternoon sun, or take a gondola ride to the best spot in town for wine and romance
  • Accurate, up-to-date information including background on the landscape, plants and animals, history, and cultural customs of each city
  • Handy tools such as an Italian phrasebook and pronunciation guide, tips for traveling with children or as a senior, recommended reading lists, and suggestions for LGBTQ+ travel

With Moon Rome, Florence & Venice's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.

Craving more of the Mediterranean? Try Moon Croatia & Slovenia. Hopping to the next European city? Try Moon MapGuide Paris or Moon MapGuide London.

Fodor's Florence & Tuscany: with Assisi and the Best of Umbria (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor s Travel Guides
Released: 2017-02-14
Paperback (416 pages)

Fodor s Florence & Tuscany: with Assisi and the Best of Umbria (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Florence and Tuscany are some of the most picturesque, romantic destinations in Italy, and travelers return again and again to this region. This fully updated, full-color guide makes it a snap to plan an unforgettable trip.

Top 10 Florence and Tuscany (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By DK

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2016-11-01
Paperback (128 pages)

Top 10 Florence and Tuscany (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)
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Newly revised, updated, and redesigned for 2016.

True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Florence and Tuscany covers all the region's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

This newly updated pocket travel guide for Florence and Tuscany will lead you straight to the best attractions the region has to offer, whether you want to see artistic masterpieces like the Duomo and Michelangelo's David, or experience the local wines and fresh olive oils.

Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Florence and Tuscany.

   • Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to Florence and Tuscany.
   • Expanded and far more comprehensive, new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
   • New typography and fresh layout throughout.

You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of the region's history and culture. A free pull-out city map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Florence and Tuscany.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.



 
 
 

 
 
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