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The Most Beautiful Villages of Tuscany (Most Beautiful Villages)

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Publisher Comments:

Stand at the edge of a Tuscan hill village and gaze across one of the most extraordinarily rich and varied landscapes in Europe. There are vineyards producing the finest wine, and miles of wild mountain scenery; almost any view will take in other villages, clustering around the upper reaches of some hill, or the russet roofs of a fortified town deep in a valley.

Here are thirty-six villages and towns from all over Tuscany, chosen both for their intrinsic beauty and for the part they have played in Tuscan history and culture. The book opens with those communities clustered around the great towns of Lucca and Florence. As we move south through the Chianti region to the valley of the Orcia, we discover the unique characteristics of each area. Here is the small town of Pienza, once called the "pearl of the Renaissance" for its unique concentration of palaces and churches. Here too is San Gimignano, where the medieval towers loom over the town's squares and streets.

Synopsis:

A celebration of one of the most rich and varied landscapes in Europe, here are thirty-six villages and towns from all over Tuscany chosen both for their intrinsic beauty and for the part they have played in Tuscan history.

About the Author

Hugh Palmer is one of Britain's leading photographers of architecture and gardens. His books include The Most Beautiful Villages of Greece, The Most Beautiful Villages of Provence, and The Most Beautiful Villages of Ireland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500289976
Author:
Bentley, James
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Author:
Palmer, Hugh
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Travel - France
Series:
The Most Beautiful Villages
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
288 color illustrations
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9.5 x 5 in

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