Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany (Eighteenth Edition)
by Rick Steves
by Gene Openshaw
Walk in the footsteps of the Medici, sip aperitivi, and discover the cultural heart of Italy: with Rick Steves, Tuscany is yours to discover. Inside Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany you’ll find:
*Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Florence and Tuscany
*Rick’s strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
*Top sights and hidden gems, from the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo to a 600-year-old perfumery
*How to connect with local culture: Listen to a street musician’s serenade on the Ponte Vecchio, stroll through a morning market sampling freshly-made pasta, and sip full-bodied wines with Montalcino locals at a corner enoteca *Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick’s candid, humorous insight
*The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a glass of Chianti
*Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums
*Detailed maps for exploring on the go, including driving tours through the heart of Tuscany and Brunello wine country
*Useful resources including a packing list, Italian phrase book, historical overview, and recommended reading
*Over 400 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down
*Complete, up-to-date information on Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Volterra, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Cortona, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany.
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