Insight Guides: Florence & Siena City Guide (Insight City Guides 6th Revised edition)

Insight Guides: Florence & Siena City Guide (Insight City Guides 6th Revised edition)

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This brand new edition provides a comprehensive and highly visual introduction to Florence; over 600 superb photographs capture the history, local people and variety of everyday life in one of Italy's most magical cities. The 'Places' section provides a detailed, district-by-district exploration of all the places to visit and principal sites along the way are clearly cross-referenced by number to the full-colour maps found throughout the guide. Expanded and updated restaurant listings feature the best eateries to suit all budgets within each area, providing the address, phone number, opening times and price range, followed by a useful review. A brand new 'Editor's Choice' section illustrates everything you simply can't afford to miss, including lesser-known attractions, family activities and money-saving hints. Expert local writers provide authoritative essays on the city's history along with interesting cultural features. A fully-indexed street atlas enables instant orientation, helping you to navigate around the city with ease and also plots restaurants. The comprehensive 'Travel Tips' section provides all the essential information you'll need for a hassle-free trip, covering accommodation for all budgets, transport, activities and useful booking information, plus a handy A-Z of further practical advice and contact details. The unique combination of insightful exploration alongside practical advice makes this guide a fascinating background read and an invaluable on-the-spot companion.

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Contents

Best of Florence: Top Sights; The Duomo; Palazzo Vecchio; Ponte Vecchio; The Uffizi; Santa Croce; San Lorenzo; The Accademia; Santa Maria Novella; Cappella Brancacci; Giardino di Boboli; Editor's Choice. Introduction: Guide at a Glance; To Be a Florentine. History: The Making of Florence; Decisive Dates. Features: A Taste of Florence; Art and Architecture. Insights: Mini Features: A City under Water; Local Flavour; Chianti Wine Trail; Photo Features: Shopping; A Paradise of Exiles; The Uffizi; The Bargello; The Accademia; Palazzo Pitti; Giardino di Boboli; Medici Villas; The Passion of the Palio. Places: Orientation; The Duomo; Piazza della Signoria; Santa Croce and the Northeast; Piazza della Repubblica; San Lorenzo; San Marco; Santa Maria Novella; Oltarno West; Oltarno East; Fiesole; Siena; Excursions. Restaurants & Bars: The Duomo; Piazza della Signoria; Santa Croce and the Northeast; Piazza della Repubblica; San Lorenzo; San Marco; Santa Maria Novella; Oltarno West; Oltarno East; Fiesole; Siena. Travel Tips: Transport: Getting There; Getting Around; Local Transport; Car Hire. Accommodation: Choosing a Hotel; The Duomo; Piazza della Signoria; Santa Croce and the Northeast; Piazza della Repubblica; San Lorenzo; San Marco; Santa Maria Novella; Oltarno West; Oltarno East; Fiesole; Outside Florence. Shopping: Where to Shop; Antiques; Books; Clothes; Food and Wine; Gifts and Paper; Jewellery; Leather; Shoes. Activities: The Arts; Music, Opera and Dance; Theatre; Cinema; Specialist Holidays; Festivals; Nightlife; Sport. A-Z of Practical Information. Maps: Florence; Tuscany; The Duomo; Piazza della Signoria; Santa Croce and the Northeast; Piazza della Repubblica; San Lorenzo; San Marco and SS Annunziata; Santa Maria Novella; Oltarno and Beyond; Fiesole; Siena; Florence Excursions. Map Legend; Street Atlas; Restaurant & Hotel Atlas.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/02/2011
  • ISBN13: 9789812822628
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9789812822628
  • weight: 554
  • ISBN10: 9812822623
  • edition: 6th Revised edition

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