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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.

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

By Fodor's Travel Guides

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Released: 2017-02-14
Paperback (416 pages)

Fodor s Florence & Tuscany: with Assisi & the Best of Umbria (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years.

Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Florence and Tuscany, including renowned Renaissance art, stunning churches, superb wineries, and charming hill towns. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth. 

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· A great itinerary to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on The Duomo, Santa Croce, and Piazza del Campo
· Major sights such as the Galleria degli Uffizi, the Leaning Tower and San Gimignano
· Side Trips from Florence 
· Coverage of Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Northwest Tuscany, Chianti, Siena and Central Tuscany, Arezzo, Cortona and Eastern Tuscany, Southern Tuscany, Umbria and the Marches

Planning to visit more of Italy? Check out Fodor's country-wide travel guide to Italy.

The Cognoscenti's Guide to Florence: Shop and Eat like a Florentine

By Louise Fili

Princeton Architectural Press
Released: 2015-03-03
Paperback (224 pages)

The Cognoscenti s Guide to Florence: Shop and Eat like a Florentine
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Shop and eat like a Florentine with this pocket-sized guide to the best of the magnificent Tuscan city known for its art, culture, and cuisine. Celebrated graphic designer and self-described Italophile Louise Fili, with connoisseur of all things Lisa Apatoff, takes you on eight walks through Florence, discussing more than seventy of the city's most alluring shops—some run by the same families for generations, others offering young entrepreneurs' fresh interpretations of traditional techniques.

Discerning travelers will discover rare books and charming hats; vintage Pucci and handmade shoes; cioccolata da bere (drinkable chocolate); colorful buttons; and bolts of rich silk fabric in this enchanting introduction to makers and purveyors of clothing, home decor, accessories, specialty foods, and much more. For each shop, there is a full-color photo, description of specialties, and information on location and hours of operation.

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.

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

By DK

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

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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.

Florence & Tuscany with Kids 2017: Florence and Tuscany Travel Guide 2017

By Ariela Bankier

Ariela Bankier
Paperback (408 pages)

Florence & Tuscany with Kids 2017: Florence and Tuscany Travel Guide 2017
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The #1 Travel Guide for Families Visiting Florence and Tuscany! Florence & Tuscany with Kids (third edition-2017) is not your typical run-of-the-mill guidebook. Rather, it is an indispensable and hugely useful resource for any family travelling to beautiful Tuscany. Here you will find: Detailed family-friendly itineraries, covering the entire region * The top 5 activities for families in all the important cities (Florence, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca and more!) * Lists of the best events and activities in Tuscany, such as: water parks, adventure parks, cooking classes, horseback rides, jousting matches and medieval carnivals * Unique detective missions and kids' corners, filled with interesting facts and stories * Fascinating details about Italian art, culture, and history * Insider tips and top advice, from a local, that will save you time and money during your travels * Recommendations for excellent family hotels, B&Bs and restaurants * The best kid-friendly museums and sights. Here's what a few of our readers had to say about Florence & Tuscany with Kids: "This book is a must-have if you are taking your kids to the Tuscany region! It was invaluable and made our trip a great experience. We traveled with a 3 & 5 year old and the tips and activities inside were great. The restaurant recommendations proved to be helpful and delicious." Allison Neumann "Better than your normal travel guide. I love the additional information provided.... And now I have a much better understanding of Renaissance art!" W.Mason "Very good guide for Florence and the surrounding areas if you have kids. The major attractions had some kid based projects, these were fun to complete. Also, the facts based for kids were useful in keeping our child focused. We really liked the area/attraction gelato based information." C. Frears "This travel guide is detailed, thorough and full of useful information. As other reviewers have pointed out, its forte isn't an abundance of colorful photos and maps (on the contrary, it is printed in b/w), but the information it provides. The detailed itineraries (especially the Maremma and the Florence itineraries, which we followed) were very interesting and enjoyable. The reviews of Florence's best family friendly attractions and the recommendations for parks and medieval festivities were great. In fact, we found several suggestions and activity ideas here that we did not see in any other guide we consulted. All in all, this is a highly recommended resource for families traveling to Tuscany" Roi "Excellent book, tried and tested with 3 kids aged 10-11. We took a regular guide book too but always found ourselves checking this one because it had relevant info for famiilies, like: which place sells the best gelato? Good local panini bars, cafes, child friendly restaurants?..." DC "Well organized and very useful. If you are travelling to Florence or Tuscany with your kids, this guide is a must". Mat D.

Tuscany for the Shameless Hedonist:: Florence and Tuscany Travel Guide 2016 (Italy for the Shameless Hedonist) (Volume 3)

By Ariela Bankier

Ariela Bankier
Paperback (280 pages)

Tuscany for the Shameless Hedonist:: Florence and Tuscany Travel Guide 2016 (Italy for the Shameless Hedonist) (Volume 3)
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