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 · 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.
"With its sophisticated culture, rich history, and abundant beauty (both natural and man-made), Europe is a top destination for travelers. But for those with limited time who want more guidance on must-sees, this book covers the top spots and must-see sights in 25 countries."
Unforgettable art, heavenly villages, dream cities--there are so many reasons to visit Italy that deciding where to go and what to do can be overwhelming. Fodor's The Best of Italy takes the guesswork out of choosing the perfect Italian itinerary by compiling the top choices chosen by Fodor's Italy-based experts.
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. Fodor's Essential Italy is the indispensable take-along companion to one of Europe's most enduringly popular destinations. With inviting full-color photos, this updated edition highlights everything that visitors adore--from Italy's great food and wine to art and architecture, as well as glorious Tuscan hill towns, shopping, and much more. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what's off the beaten path · Coverage of Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan, Lake Como, Tuscany, Naples, Sorrento, Capri, Sicily, Emilia-Romagna, the Veneto, and more. Planning to focus on just some Italy destinations? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Rome; Vanice; Florence & Tuscany; and The Amalfi Coast, Capri & Naples.
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. Experience art-lover heaven at the world-class Uffizi Gallery in Florence, tempt your taste buds on a food tour around Tuscany, or climb San Gimignano's medieval towers; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Florence & 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 Free, convenient pull-out Florence map (included in print version), plus over 46 colour maps Covers Florence, Siena, Central Coast, Elba, Apuane Alps, Lucca, Pisa, San Gimignano, San Minato, Chianti, Arezzo, Garfagnana, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Florence & Tuscany, our most comprehensive guide to Florence & Tuscany, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for just the highlights? Check out Pocket Florence & Tuscany, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Italy guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/lonelyplanet), Twitter (@lonelyplanet), Instagram (Instagram.com/lonelyplanet) and Snapchat (@lonelyplanet). TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
When Patricia Clough, a former foreign correspondent, bought a house in Umbria, she knew that buying her dream home did not mean that life would become a dream. By the end of this book, in which she describes the journey of making Umbria her home, she is sure that “if one has basic requirements for being happy, then Umbria provides some of the best surroundings for happiness.” Clough pores over Umbria's enchanting countryside, its tumultuous history, its ancient culture and sumptuous food, and laments that for a long time Umbria was mistaken for its fashionable neighbor, Tuscany. This is not a guide to buying a home in Italy, nor a guidebook for your holiday—though it would be useful as both of these things—but a story in which a woman discovers and marvels at the place she begins to call home.
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Venice, one of the most romantic cities in the world and a premiere destination for arts and culture, is a perennial travel destination. The yearly Carnevale festivities attract masses of people and every other year, brings the Biennale dell'Arte--an event which has grown to cover art, film, music, dance, theater, and architecture. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · 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 · Major sights such as Piazza San Marco, Grand Canal, Gallerie dell'Accademia, Ca' Rezzonico, Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Torcello, The Villas and Palazzi of Palladio, and Giotto's Frescoes · Side Trips from Venice including Padua, Vicenza, Verona, and Friuli-Venezia Giulia · Coverage of San Marco, Dorsoduro, San Polo and Santa Croce, Cannaregio, Castello, San Giorgio Maggiore, The Guidecca, The Lido, and Islands of the Northern Lagoon Planning to visit more of Italy? Check out Fodor's country-wide travel guide to Italy.
Enjoy a journey to the forest-rimmed convent where The English Patient was filmed and learn traditional cuisine under cookbook doyenne Lorenza de'Medici. With this completely updated Fodor's guide you can cheer on Palio horsemen from a luxurious room overlooking Siena's square or climb a footpath to Michelangelo's marble quarries and stay overnight at a hiker's hut in the hills. Explore Florence, city of the lily, the city that gave birth to the Renaissance and changed the way we see the world. For centuries its wondrous art has captured the imagination of travellers, and it continues to do so today. This new edition features coverage of the latest local trends and top spots and has a jam-packed 'Smart Travel Tips A-Z' chapter, plus Great Itineraries, Fodor's Choice, and web addresses. In addition, it lists the latest sights and activities and up-to-date options for hotels, restaurants, shopping and nightlife.
Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Florence and Central Italy. Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date details you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and suggested itineraries. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with central Italy as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus, get an overview of Italian geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. Bonus Reading for the Love of Italy: In addition to the quintessential travel tips you expect in a Fodor’s guide, we’ve included three excerpts from exceptional books about Italy. Immerse yourself in Italy with cultural insights from these top-selling authors: Frances Mayes (EVERY DAY IN TUSCANY) Beppe Severgnini (LA BELLA FIGURA) Joseph Bastianich and David Lynch (VINO ITALIANO) Explore Central Italy: No place better epitomizes the greatness of the Renaissance than Florence, where there’s a masterpiece around every corner, from Michelangelo’s David to Botticelli’s Venus. The central regions of Tuscany and Umbria are characterized by midsize cities and small hilltop towns, each with its rich history and art treasures. Highlights include the walled city of Lucca; Pisa and the Leaning Tower, Siena, home of the Palio; and Assisi, the city of St. Francis. In between, the gorgeous countryside produces some of Italy’s finest wine. Note: This ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. Abundant color photos, combined with thorough coverage, bring one of Italy's most beautiful destinations to dazzling life. The Bay of Naples and neighboring Amalfi Coast epitomize southern Italy at its best: in one concentrated area travelers find spectacular natural beauty, world-class art, rich history, and that quintessential Italian zest for living. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Major sights such as Pompeii, Positano and the Temples of Paestum · Coverage of The Amalfi Coast; Capri, Ischia and Procida; Sorrento and the Sorrentine Peninsula; The Bay of Naples and Naples Planning to visit more of Italy? Check out Fodor's country-wide travel guide to Italy.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Florence and Tuscany will lead you straight to the very best the region has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new eBook-only features. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists--from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's even a list of the Top 10 ways to avoid the crowds. The guide is divided by area, each with its own photo gallery and clear maps pinpointing the top sights. You also can view each location in Google Maps if reading on an Internet-enabled device. Plan each day with our itineraries and see the sights in individual areas. You'll find the insider knowledge you need to explore every corner with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Florence and Tuscany, now with a sleek new eBook design.