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Fodor's Florence, Tuscany & Umbria (Fodor's Florence, Tuscany & Umbria)

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Publisher Comments:

Fodors. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodors helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although youre at the helm, Fodors offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. Its like having a friend in Italy!

•Your vacation never looked better. This Fodors full-color guide paints an unforgettable picture of Florence, Tuscany, and Umbria with vibrant maps, vividly illustrated features, and stunning color photos.

•Updated frequently, Fodors Florence, Tuscany & Umbria provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

Fodors Florence, Tuscany & Umbria features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

•If its not worth your time, its not in this book. Fodors discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodors Choice designations, ensure that youll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Florence, Tuscany, and Umbria.

•Experience Florence, Tuscany, and Umbria like a local! Fodors Florence, Tuscany & Umbria includes Chianti, Pisa, Assisi, and much more!

Fodors Florence, Tuscany & Umbria includes unique photo-features that impart the regions culture, covering Florences Duomo, Sienas Palio, Tuscan food, and much more!

•Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

•Full-color pullout map..

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

Synopsis:

Vacation never looked better than with this new, full-color handbook. Vibrant graphic tools are integrated with smart, opinionated writing. Engaging, magazine-style articles offer a glimpse into local culture, and pullout maps and color photography highlight key destinations.

Synopsis:

Fodor's Florence, Tuscany & Umbria

Plan your Perfect Trip

Full-color guide • Make your trip to Florence, Tuscany & Umbria unforgettable with 57 maps, illustrated features, and 200 color photos.

Customize your trip with simple planning tools • Top experiences & attractions • Practical advice for getting around • Easy-to-read color regional maps

Explore Florence, Pisa, Assisi, and beyond • Discerning Fodor's Choice picks for hotels, restaurants, sights, and more • “Word of Mouth” tips from fellow Fodor's travelers • Illustrated features on Florence's Duomo, Siena's Palio, and Tuscan food • Best winery visits, hill-town touring, and museum-going • Tips for beating the euro

Opinions from destination experts • Fodor's Italy-based writers reveal their favorite local haunts • Frequently updated to provide the latest information

“Fodor's has emerged this year as our fave guidebook series for insider tips about things you actually want to know…” -Miami Herald

“Hipped up…with colorful maps and graphics, plus advice on a broader range of attractions, from classic to quirky.” -Outside Magazine

Synopsis:

Hillsides blanketed with vineyards, silver-green olive groves, and enchanting medieval towns are the essence of Tuscany and Umbria. Throw in fantastic food, delicious wine, and the world's greatest Renaissance art, and you've got the makings of a trip to remember forever. Fodors Florence, Tuscany & Umbria brings the destination to life, with the abundant photos, in-depth features, and reader feedback that are the hallmark of a new generation of guides.

• Magazine-like "In Focus" features, laced with photos and graphics include topics such as Tuscany's “soul food,” the dos and donts of vineyard hopping, and a “Who's Who” of the geniuses behind Florences art treasures

• New chapter openings include annotated maps and "Planner Pages" with savvy advice on how travelers can make the most of their time and avoid common pitfalls

• Interviews with interesting locals let readers get to know the people in a way that no other guidebook does

• Additional mapsincluding a full-color pullout mapsgive the lay of the land

• An 8-page color insert

Table of Contents

About This Book ............ 7

Chapter 1: Experience Florence, Tuscany & Umbria ............ 9

Whats New ............ 10

Beating the Euro ............ 11

Whats Where ............ 12

Florence, Tuscany & Umbria ............ Planner ............ 14

Florence, Tuscany & Umbria ............ Today ............ 16

Top Florence, Tuscany & Umbria Attractions ............ 18

Top Experiences ............ 20

Quintessential Florence, Tuscany & Umbria ............ 22

If You Like… ............ 24

FAQs ............ 27

A Great Itinerary ............ 28

Chapter 2: Florence ............ 37

Welcome to Florence ............ 38

Florence Planner ............ 40

Getting Here & Around ............ 42

Eating & Drinking Well in Florence ............ 44

The Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio ............ 46

San Lorenzo to the Accademia ............ 63

Santa Maria Novella to the Arno ............ 72

Santa Croce ............ 78

The Oltrarno ............ 85

Where to Eat ............ 90

Best Bets, Florence Dining ............ 91

Where to Stay ............ 107

Nightlife & the Arts ............ 122

Shopping ............ 125

Side Trips from Florence ............ 133

Chapter 3: Pisa, Lucca & Northwest Tuscany ............ 139

Welcome to Northwest Tuscany ............ 140

Northwest Tuscany Planner ............ 142

Getting Around ............ 143

Along the Arno from Florence to Pisa ............ 144

Pisa ............ 152

The Road from Florence to Lucca ............ 159

Lucca ............ 169

The Garfagnana ............ 181

The Northwest Coast ............ 191

Chapter 4: Chianti, Siena & Central Tuscany ............ 209

Welcome to Central Tuscany ............ 210

Central Tuscany Planner ............ 212

Getting Around ............ 213

Chianti ............ 214

Siena ............ 239

Monteriggioni & Colle di Val dElsa ............ 256

San Gimignano ............ 261

Volterra ............ 268

Chapter 5: Arezzo, Cortona & Eastern Tuscany ............ 275

Welcome to Eastern Tuscany ............ 276

Eastern Tuscany Planner ............ 278

Getting Around ............ 279

Arezzo ............ 280

Cortona ............ 287

Sansepolcro & the Casentino ............ 291

Chapter 6: Southern Tuscany ............ 297

Welcome to Southern Tuscany ............ 298

Southern Tuscany Planner ............ 300

Getting Around ............ 301

Val dOrcia ............ 302

Le Crete ............ 317

The Maremma ............ 327

Elba & the Surrounding Islands ............ 341

Chapter 7: Perugia, Assisi & Northern Umbria ............ 349

Welcome to Northern Umbria ............ 350

Northern Umbria Planner ............ 352

Getting Around ............ 353

Perugia ............ 354

Around Perugia ............ 363

Assisi ............ 371

North Toward Urbino ............ 385

The Marches ............ 390

Chapter 8: Spoleto, Orvieto & Southern Umbria ............ 399

Welcome to Southern Umbria ............ 400

Southern Umbria Planner ............ 402

Getting Around ............ 403

The Valle Umbra ............ 404

Spoleto ............ 423

East of Spoleto ............ 434

Southwest Umbria ............ 439

Orvieto ............ 448

Italian Vocabulary............ 456

Florence, Tuscany & Umbria Essentials ............ 460

Index ............ 491

About Our Writers ............ 504

Florence, Tuscany, Umbria In Focus

Whos Who in Renaissance Art ............ 31

The Duomo ............ 56

Santa Croce ............ 81

The Cinque Terre ............ 199

Grape Escapes: The Pleasures of Tuscan Wine ............ 221

Sienas Piazza del Campo & the Palio ............ 246

Simply Perfect: The Basic Goodness of Tuscan Food ............ 319

Assisis Basilica di San Francesco ............ 375

Maps

Florence, Tuscany & Umbria ............ 12

The Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio ............ 47

The Uffizi Floor Plan ............ 51

San Lorenzo to the Accademia ............ 64

Santa Maria Novella to the Arno ............ 74

Santa Croce ............ 79

The Oltrarno ............ 86

Where to Eat in Florence ............ 94

Where to Stay in Florence ............ 110

Cities West of Florence ............ 147

Pisa ............ 153

Lucca ............ 171

The Garfagnana & the Northwest Coast ............ 183

Chianti ............ 219

Siena ............ 242

Hill Towns West of Siena ............ 258

San Gimignano ............ 262

Volterra ............ 270

Arezzo ............ 281

Cortona ............ 288

Val dOrcia & Crete ............ 303

The Maremma & the Tuscan Islands ............ 330

Perugia ............ 358

Northern Umbria ............ 364

Asissi ............ 372

The Marches ............ 391

Valle Umbra & Eastern Umbria ............ 407

Spoleto ............ 425

Southwest Umbria ............ 440

Orvieto ............ 449

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400007547
Publisher:
Fodor's
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Manufactured:
Fodor's
Editor:
Lombardi, Matthew
Author:
Fodor's
Subject:
Tuscany (Italy)
Subject:
Umbria (italy)
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Full-color Travel Guide
Publication Date:
20080902
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-PAGE COLOR SECTION
Pages:
504
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x .91 in 1.35 lb

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Fodor's Florence, Tuscany & Umbria (Fodor's Florence, Tuscany & Umbria)
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Product details 504 pages Fodor's Travel Publications - English 9781400007547 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Vacation never looked better than with this new, full-color handbook. Vibrant graphic tools are integrated with smart, opinionated writing. Engaging, magazine-style articles offer a glimpse into local culture, and pullout maps and color photography highlight key destinations.
"Synopsis" by , Fodor's Florence, Tuscany & Umbria

Plan your Perfect Trip

Full-color guide • Make your trip to Florence, Tuscany & Umbria unforgettable with 57 maps, illustrated features, and 200 color photos.

Customize your trip with simple planning tools • Top experiences & attractions • Practical advice for getting around • Easy-to-read color regional maps

Explore Florence, Pisa, Assisi, and beyond • Discerning Fodor's Choice picks for hotels, restaurants, sights, and more • “Word of Mouth” tips from fellow Fodor's travelers • Illustrated features on Florence's Duomo, Siena's Palio, and Tuscan food • Best winery visits, hill-town touring, and museum-going • Tips for beating the euro

Opinions from destination experts • Fodor's Italy-based writers reveal their favorite local haunts • Frequently updated to provide the latest information

“Fodor's has emerged this year as our fave guidebook series for insider tips about things you actually want to know…” -Miami Herald

“Hipped up…with colorful maps and graphics, plus advice on a broader range of attractions, from classic to quirky.” -Outside Magazine

"Synopsis" by , Hillsides blanketed with vineyards, silver-green olive groves, and enchanting medieval towns are the essence of Tuscany and Umbria. Throw in fantastic food, delicious wine, and the world's greatest Renaissance art, and you've got the makings of a trip to remember forever. Fodors Florence, Tuscany & Umbria brings the destination to life, with the abundant photos, in-depth features, and reader feedback that are the hallmark of a new generation of guides.

• Magazine-like "In Focus" features, laced with photos and graphics include topics such as Tuscany's “soul food,” the dos and donts of vineyard hopping, and a “Who's Who” of the geniuses behind Florences art treasures

• New chapter openings include annotated maps and "Planner Pages" with savvy advice on how travelers can make the most of their time and avoid common pitfalls

• Interviews with interesting locals let readers get to know the people in a way that no other guidebook does

• Additional mapsincluding a full-color pullout mapsgive the lay of the land

• An 8-page color insert

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