Frommer'sÂ Florence and Tuscany Day by Day (Frommer's Day by Day - Pocket)
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Map your own adventure. Florence & Tuscany Day by Day is the perfect answer for travelers who want to know the best places to visit and the best way to see the city.
Packed with color photos, this bestselling guide offers dozens of itineraries that show you how to see the best of Florence & Tuscany in a short time--with bulleted maps that lead the way from sight to sight. Featuring a full range of thematic and neighborhood tours, plus dining, lodging, shopping, nightlife, and practical visitor info, Florence & Tuscany Day by Day is the only guide that helps travelers organize their time to get the most out of a trip. Inside this book you'll find:
- Full color throughout with hundreds of photos and dozens of maps
- Sample one- to three-day itineraries that include The Best of the Uffizi, Tuscany for Families, Tuscany for Food & Wine Lovers, Tuscany for Art & Architecture Lovers, and more
- Star ratings for all hotels, restaurants, and attractions clue readers in on great finds and values
- Tear-resistant foldout map in a handy, reclosable plastic wallet
- Foldout front cover, with at-a-glance maps and quick-reference info
Our favorite is made with shrimp, avocado, and buffalo mozzarella. Pizzas and pasta are great if you’re hungrier. Piazza Santo Spirito 6R. y 055-210437. www.borgoanticofirenze.com. $–$$. Bus: D, 6, 11, 36, or 37. 7 ★ Santo Spirito. This out- wardly plain church is where Brunelleschi’s ordered architectural style reached its apotheosis. The nave and transept are supported by an unbroken chain of columns, and supplemented with 38 peripheral chapels. The whole effect is of a Piazza Santo Spirito.
times. The external niches were adorned with statuary commissioned by Florence’s trade guilds. (Most of the originals are now inside the rarely-open Museo di Orsanmichele; see p 43, 0.) The sculptors chosen included such luminaries of the early Renaissance as Lorenzo Ghiberti, Nanni di Banco, and Donatello, whose path-breaking St George is now in the Bargello. Inside is Andrea Orcagna’s elaborate Gothic Tabernacle (1349–59), housing a Virgin and Child (1346) by Giotto’s student, 47 dell’Arte
I recommend you start by circumnavigating them on a bicycle. After your ride, you can see the highlights of Lucca from closer up: although it is light on truly first-class museums, the town shelters some of Tuscany’s loveliest churches. Try to visit the Cattedrale di San Martino, San Frediano, and San Michele in Foro, if only to check out their Pisan-Romanesque facades. Leave yourselves time for one of Lucca’s great pleasures: 77 Current The BestHeading of Tuscany1 in One Week wandering
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universities at Florence and Pisa contributed to what is a unique reproduction of a medieval walled town, by digging up details of buildings long lost to history. @ 20 min. Via Berignano 23. y 0577-941078. www.sangimignano 1300.com. Admission 5€. June–Aug daily 8am–11pm; Sept–May daily 8am–8pm. San Gimignano After Dark Unsurprisingly, San Gim is a sleepy town after dark. However, it is blessed with a handful of excellent wine bars that serve the region’s famed reds alongside Vernaccia di San