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.
Lists and describes points of interest, hotels and restaurants, museums, shopping, sports, recreation, transportation, and entertainment in Florence and Tuscany.
"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."
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: 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 In-depth breakout features on the Sistine Chapel Ceiling, Naples-style Pizza, Tuscan Wine, the Cinque Terre, the Duomo, and Venice's Grand Canal 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; Venice; Florence & Tuscany; and The Amalfi Coast, Capri & Naples.
Author: Patricia Clough
Publisher: Haus Publishing
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.
From the publishers of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World "A Tourist's Best Friend!" --Chicago Sun-Times "Indispensable" --The New York Times Five Great Features and Benefits offered ONLY by The Unofficial Guide: * A complete planner to Florence, Rome, and the highlights of Tuscany, Umbria, Latium, and the Marches * Honest advice that lets you feel safe and comfortable in the heart of Italy--whether you speak Italian or not * Insider tips on finding the most charming hotels for the best price * Hundreds of restaurants reviewed and ranked for quality and value * A complete guide to the region's cultural and historic sights--with helpful hints for making the most of your time Sample Rating The Leaning Tower (Torre Pendente) Appeal by Age Preschool Grade school Teens Young adults Over 30 Seniors Campo dei Miracoli; # 050 560 547; www.torre.duomo.pisa.it Type of attraction Icon of Pisa. Admission ?15 at ticket office; ?17 for online bookings. Hours Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., guided tours every 40 minutes. When to go This site is always mobbed. Reservations Required. Special comments Local superstition has it that seeing the Leaning Tower before an exam will guarantee a bad grade. How much time to allow 30 minutes. Author's rating
The Rough Guide to Tuscany & Umbria
Author: Tim Jepson, Jonathan Buckley, Mark Ellingham, Nicholas Harrison
Publisher: Rough Guides Limited
A travel guidebook to Tuscany and Umbria. Recommends accommodations, restaurants and attractions for various budgets.
Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
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.
Author: Robert I. C. Fisher, Erica Duecy, Carissa Bluestone
Publisher: Fodors Travel Publications
Detailed and timely information on accommodations, restaurants, and local attractions highlight these updated travel guides, which feature all-new covers, a dramatic visual design, symbols to indicate budget options, must-see ratings, multi-day itineraries, Smart Travel Tips, helpful bulleted maps, tips on transportation, guidelines for shopping excursions, and other valuable features. Original.
Fodor's Italy 2016
Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Fodor's Italy is the essential 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, 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 · Major sights such as The Vatican; Ancient Rome; Venice's Grand Canal; Palladio's Villas and Palazzi; Ravenna's Mosaics; Galleria degli Uffizi; Duomo; The Ruins of Pompeii; Piazza del Campo; Ravello; Basilica di San Francesco; Lecce; Palazzo Ducale and Valle dei Templi · Coverage of Rome and Environs; Venice; The Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia; The Dolomites; Milan, Lombardy, and the Lakes; Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta; The Italian Riviera; Emilia-Romagna; Florence; Tuscany; Umbria and the Marches; Naples and Campania; Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria; Sicily; Sardinia 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.
Walking in Umbria
Author: Gillian Price
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
This guidebook by Italian walking expert Gillian Price describes 40 varied day walks in the region of Umbria. The walks range from 2.5km to 19km in length, the majority of the routes are circular, and several wonderful traverses have been included, with the return to the start point always possible by public transport. Set between Rome and Florence the region is dotted with UNESCO World Heritage towns such as Orvieto, Norcia, Perugia, Gubbio, Spoleto and Assisi. The landscape, like that of neighbouring Tuscany, is one of rolling hills and deep woodlands, without the crowds of other well-known holiday regions in Italy. Walks cross flower meadows, wander down river valleys and also climb onto rugged hills and Apennine mountains, visiting Roman and Etruscan ruins as well as myriad ancient villages. This guidebook also includes lots of practical information about recommended gear and maps to take and tips on local food, wildlife and culture, as well as useful tourist, accommodation and transport information and a brief Italian-English glossary.
Three-dimensional cutaway illustrations and floor plans of key landmarks complement these richly illustrated, fully updated travel handbooks that also include enhanced maps, street-by-street guides, background information on a host of popular sights, and an expanded traveler's survival guide providing tips on hotels, restaurants, local customs, transportation, medical services, museums, entertainment, and more.
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)
Il Bel Centro
Michelle Damiani was hungry for a different kind of life. Il Bel Centro tells the story of her move to a medieval village in the center of Italy with her husband, three children, and two cats. The family grapples with parenting hardships made more difficult on foreign soil, unlocks the secrets of Umbrian cuisine, and grows accustomed to the early morning sight of the baker in his underpants. All five of them weave into the fabric of the town as they lay petals and blossoms on cobblestone streets in the annual all-night flower-carpet festival. Il Bel Centro evokes the pleasures of small town Italy and opens the gate into a world where a good lunch will take one straight into dinner.
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in the hill towns of central Italy. In this compact guide, Rick Steves covers the essentials of the hill towns, including San Gimignano, Volterra, Montepulciano, and Cortona. Explore the Galgano Monastery, Volterra's Etruscan Gate, Orvieto's Duomo, or relax while wine tasting in Montalcino. You'll get Rick's firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tour guide in your pocket. Rick Steves Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travelers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick's up-to-date advice on what sights are worth your time and money. They include good-value hotel and restaurant recommendations, with no introductory information (such as overall trip planning, when to go, and travel practicalities).