Fodor's Florence and Central Italy
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Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Florence and Central Italy.
Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date details you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and suggested itineraries.
Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse.
Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with central Italy as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus, get an overview of Italian geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook.
Bonus Reading for the Love of Italy: In addition to the quintessential travel tips you expect in a Fodor’s guide, we’ve included three excerpts from exceptional books about Italy. Immerse yourself in Italy with cultural insights from these top-selling authors:
Frances Mayes (EVERY DAY IN TUSCANY)
Beppe Severgnini (LA BELLA FIGURA)
Joseph Bastianich and David Lynch (VINO ITALIANO)
Explore Central Italy: No place better epitomizes the greatness of the Renaissance than Florence, where there’s a masterpiece around every corner, from Michelangelo’s David to Botticelli’s Venus. The central regions of Tuscany and Umbria are characterized by midsize cities and small hilltop towns, each with its rich history and art treasures. Highlights include the walled city of Lucca; Pisa and the Leaning Tower, Siena, home of the Palio; and Assisi, the city of St. Francis. In between, the gorgeous countryside produces some of Italy’s finest wine.
imagination), and Galata suicida, a poignant work portraying a barbarian warrior who chooses death for himself and his wife rather than humiliation by the enemy. | Piazza Sant’Apollinare 46 , near Piazza Navona | 00186 | 06/6872719 | €7 | Tues.–Sun. 9–6:45. Palazzo Farnese. The most beautiful Renaissance palace in Rome, the Palazzo Farnese is noted for the grandeur of its rooms, notably the Galleria Carracci, whose ceiling is to the baroque age what the Sistine ceiling is to the Renaissance.
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home to Siena’s hospital, but now it serves as a museum to display some terrific frescoes and other Sienese Renaissance treasures. Restored 15th-century frescoes in the Sala del Pellegrinaio (once the emergency room) tell the history of the hospital, which was created to give refuge to passing pilgrims and to those in need, and to distribute charity to the poor. Incorporated into the complex is the church of the Santissima Annunziata, with a celebrated Risen Christ by Vecchietta (also known as
otherworldly about this jewel of a medieval town tucked away in a mountainous corner of Umbria. Even at the height of summer, the cool serenity and quiet of Gubbio’s streets remain intact. The town is perched on the slopes of Monte Ingino, meaning the streets are dramatically steep. Gubbio’s relatively isolated position has kept it free of hordes of high-season visitors, and most of the year the city lives up to its Italian nickname, La Città del Silenzio (City of Silence). Parking in the central