Under the Tuscan Sun

Publisher : Transworld Publishers
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ISBN : 9780553506679
Pages : 287 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (56 users)

Download or read book Under the Tuscan Sun written by Frances Mayes and published by Transworld Publishers. This book was released on 1998 with total page 287 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Frances Mayes - widely published poet, gourmet cook and travel writer - opens the door on a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. She finds faded frescoes beneath the whitewash in the dining room, a vineyard under wildly overgrown brambles - and even a wayward scorpion under her pillow. And from her traditional kitchen and simple garden she creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes, all included in this book. In the vibrant local markets and neighbouring hill towns, the author explores the nuances of the Italian landscape, history and cuisine. Each adventure yields delightful surprises - the perfect panettone, an unforgettable wine, or painted Etruscan tombs. Doing for Tuscany what Peter Mayle did for Provence, Mayes writes about the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country with gusto and passion. A celebration of the extraordinary quality of life in Tuscany, UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN is a feast for all the senses.

Under the Tuscan Sun

Publisher : Crown
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ISBN : 0767917456
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (767 users)

Download or read book Under the Tuscan Sun written by Frances Mayes and published by Crown. This book was released on 2003-08-26 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The beloved memoir of self-discovery set against the spectacular Tuscan countryside that inspired the major motion picture starring Diane Lane—now in a twentieth-anniversary edition featuring a new afterword “This beautifully written memoir about taking chances, living in Italy, loving a house and, always, the pleasures of food, would make a perfect gift for a loved one. But it’s so delicious, read it first yourself.”—USA Today For more Frances Mayes, including a tour of her now iconic Cortona home, Bramasole, watch PBS’s Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special! More than twenty years ago, Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—introduced readers to a wondrous new world when she bought and restored an abandoned Tuscan villa called Bramasole. Under the Tuscan Sun inspired generations to embark on their own journeys—whether that be flying to a foreign country in search of themselves, savoring one of the book’s dozens of delicious seasonal recipes, or simply being transported by Mayes’s signature evocative, sensory language. Now with a new afterword from Frances Mayes, the twentieth-anniversary edition of Under the Tuscan Sun revisits the book’s most popular characters.

Evil Under the Tuscan Sun

Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 059309784X
Pages : 305 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (593 users)

Download or read book Evil Under the Tuscan Sun written by Stephanie Cole and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2022-02-01 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nell Valenti is at ease when managing a farm to table cooking school in sun-dappled Tuscany, but begins to feel the heat when tasked with catching a killer, in this engaging Italian-set cozy mystery series. When a wealthy New York philanthropist pays top dollar for a private, four-day ziti workshop, Nell Valenti wants everyone at the Orlandini cooking school focused on the task at hand. But complications abound when Nell’s boyfriend Pete Orlandini rushes to Rome for an unexpected business trip, Chef Orlandini is more preoccupied with a potential spot on an American cooking show than preparing for the workshop, and an uninvited woman sneaks into the villa to inspect Pete’s olive grove. The last disturbance proves deadly, and when the woman’s body is found in the grove, Nell must investigate before her hopes for the workshop, like the olives, are crushed. Nell now has another item on her checklist--keep the Orlandinis out of trouble and the wealthy ziti-lovers happy while she looks into the stranger’s past. When Nell discovers that for one of the Orlandinis, at least, the murder victim was not such a stranger after all, she’ll learn that when a detective goes digging in Italy, she’d better be ready for truffle.

Under the Tuscan Sun

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 0857503588
Pages : 322 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (857 users)

Download or read book Under the Tuscan Sun written by Frances Mayes and published by Random House. This book was released on 2016-09-19 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twenty years ago, Frances Mayes - widely published poet, gourmet cook and travel writer - introduced readers to a wondrous new world when she bought and restored an abandoned villa called Bramasole in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. With glorious descriptions of the vibrant local markets, food, wine and the Italian landscape, Under the Tuscan Sun inspired generations to embark on their own journeys - whether that be flying to a foreign country in search of themselves, savouring one of the book's dozens of delicious seasonal recipes, or simply being transported by Mayes' signature evocative, sensory language. Now, with a new afterword from the Bard of Tuscany herself, the 20th anniversary edition of this timeless classic and international bestseller brings us up-to-date with the book's most beloved characters.

The Tuscan Sun Cookbook

Publisher : Clarkson Potter
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ISBN : 0307953866
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (37 users)

Download or read book The Tuscan Sun Cookbook written by Frances Mayes and published by Clarkson Potter. This book was released on 2012-03-13 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Tuscan food tastes like itself. Ingredients are left to shine. . . . So, if on your visit, I hand you an apron, your work will be easy. We’ll start with primo ingredients, a little flurry of activity, perhaps a glass of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and soon we’ll be carrying platters out the door. We’ll have as much fun setting the table as we have in the kitchen. Four double doors along the front of the house open to the outside—so handy for serving at a long table under the stars (or for cooling a scorched pan on the stone wall). Italian Philosophy 101: la casa aperta, the open house.” —from the Introduction In all of Frances Mayes’s bestselling memoirs about Tuscany, food plays a starring role. This cuisine transports, comforts, entices, and speaks to the friendly, genuine, and improvisational spirit of Tuscan life. Both cooking and eating in Tuscany are natural pleasures. In her first-ever cookbook, Frances and her husband, Ed, share recipes that they have enjoyed over the years as honorary Tuscans: dishes prepared in a simple, traditional kitchen using robust, honest ingredients. A toast to the experiences they’ve had over two decades at Bramasole, their home in Cortona, Italy, this cookbook evokes days spent roaming the countryside for chestnuts, green almonds, blackberries, and porcini; dinner parties stretching into the wee hours, and garden baskets tumbling over with bright red tomatoes. Lose yourself in the transporting photography of the food, the people, and the place, as Frances’s lyrical introductions and headnotes put you by her side in the kitchen and raising a glass at the table. From Antipasti (starters) to Dolci (desserts), this cookbook is organized like a traditional Italian dinner. The more than 150 tempting recipes include: · Fried Zucchini Flowers · Red Peppers Melted with Balsamic Vinegar · Potato Ravioli with Zucchini, Speck, and Pecorino · Risotto Primavera · Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Sausage · Cannellini Bean Soup with Pancetta · Little Veal Meatballs with Artichokes and Cherry Tomatoes · Chicken Under a Brick · Short Ribs, Tuscan-Style · Domenica’s Rosemary Potatoes · Folded Fruit Tart with Mascarpone · Strawberry Semifreddo · Steamed Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Sauce Frances and Ed also share their tips on stocking your pantry, pairing wines with dishes, and choosing the best olive oil. Learn their time-tested methods for hand rolling pasta and techniques for coaxing the best out of seasonal ingredients with little effort. Throw on another handful of pasta, pull up a chair, and languish in the rustic Italian way of life.

Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2005

Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
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ISBN : 9780740747427
Pages : 980 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (747 users)

Download or read book Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2005 written by Roger Ebert and published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. This book was released on 2004 with total page 980 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of every movie review the popular, Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic has done from January 2002 to mid-June 2004 includes the past year's interviews and essays, as well as reviews from all the major film festivals, his biweekly "Questions for the Movie Answer Man," profiles of leading actors, and more. Original. 50,000 first printing.

A Tuscan Treasury

Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN : 1663225524
Pages : 332 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (663 users)

Download or read book A Tuscan Treasury written by Paul Salsini and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2021-07-16 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "So we became spies. When Maria and I would enter a village we would find out if there were any Germans or Fascists there so the partisans would know if it was safe to enter. Sometimes we'd be stopped, but mostly we just looked like simple Italian women with scarves on our heads and prayer books in our hands. We always told them we were going to church to pray for the end of the war." - From "The Staffetta" "Anna, can I tell you something? After I left you on the doorstep that night, I couldn't stop thinking about you. I couldn't sleep nights. I went on long runs, but that didn't help. I was supposed to referee a football game Saturday morning and I made terrible calls. I couldn't concentrate hearing confessions Saturday afternoon. I barely made it through Mass on Sunday. Anna, I couldn't wait to see you again." - From "Anna and the Television Priest" "A woman was interested in buying Bramasole?" "Yes, and Signor Martini told me she's a poet and a writer. And she's also a professor at a university in San Francisco. Can you imagine?" It was only weeks later when Michele called his father with news. "Papa, the deal is done. That American woman, Frances Mayes, bought Bramasole!" - From "Also Under the Tuscan Sun"

Every Day in Tuscany

Publisher : Crown
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ISBN : 0767929837
Pages : 312 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (767 users)

Download or read book Every Day in Tuscany written by Frances Mayes and published by Crown. This book was released on 2011-03-08 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND A TIMELESS CLASSIC FROM THE AUTHOR OF UNDER MAGNOLIA Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden, all of which she includes in the book. Doing for Tuscany what M.F.K. Fisher and Peter Mayle did for Provence, Mayes writes about the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country with gusto and passion. Now with an excerpt from Frances Mayes's latest southern memoir, Under Magnolia

The Tuscan Sun Cookbook

Publisher : Clarkson Potter
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ISBN : 0307885283
Pages : 226 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (37 users)

Download or read book The Tuscan Sun Cookbook written by Frances Mayes and published by Clarkson Potter. This book was released on 2012-03-13 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Tuscan food tastes like itself. Ingredients are left to shine. . . . So, if on your visit, I hand you an apron, your work will be easy. We’ll start with primo ingredients, a little flurry of activity, perhaps a glass of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and soon we’ll be carrying platters out the door. We’ll have as much fun setting the table as we have in the kitchen. Four double doors along the front of the house open to the outside—so handy for serving at a long table under the stars (or for cooling a scorched pan on the stone wall). Italian Philosophy 101: la casa aperta, the open house.” —from the Introduction In all of Frances Mayes’s bestselling memoirs about Tuscany, food plays a starring role. This cuisine transports, comforts, entices, and speaks to the friendly, genuine, and improvisational spirit of Tuscan life. Both cooking and eating in Tuscany are natural pleasures. In her first-ever cookbook, Frances and her husband, Ed, share recipes that they have enjoyed over the years as honorary Tuscans: dishes prepared in a simple, traditional kitchen using robust, honest ingredients. A toast to the experiences they’ve had over two decades at Bramasole, their home in Cortona, Italy, this cookbook evokes days spent roaming the countryside for chestnuts, green almonds, blackberries, and porcini; dinner parties stretching into the wee hours, and garden baskets tumbling over with bright red tomatoes. Lose yourself in the transporting photography of the food, the people, and the place, as Frances’s lyrical introductions and headnotes put you by her side in the kitchen and raising a glass at the table. From Antipasti (starters) to Dolci (desserts), this cookbook is organized like a traditional Italian dinner. The more than 150 tempting recipes include: · Fried Zucchini Flowers · Red Peppers Melted with Balsamic Vinegar · Potato Ravioli with Zucchini, Speck, and Pecorino · Risotto Primavera · Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Sausage · Cannellini Bean Soup with Pancetta · Little Veal Meatballs with Artichokes and Cherry Tomatoes · Chicken Under a Brick · Short Ribs, Tuscan-Style · Domenica’s Rosemary Potatoes · Folded Fruit Tart with Mascarpone · Strawberry Semifreddo · Steamed Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Sauce Frances and Ed also share their tips on stocking your pantry, pairing wines with dishes, and choosing the best olive oil. Learn their time-tested methods for hand rolling pasta and techniques for coaxing the best out of seasonal ingredients with little effort. Throw on another handful of pasta, pull up a chair, and languish in the rustic Italian way of life.

On a Tall Budget and Short Attention Span (Black and White)

Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 0557827388
Pages : 262 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (557 users)

Download or read book On a Tall Budget and Short Attention Span (Black and White) written by Teresa Cline and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Florence and Tuscany

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 0857731270
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (857 users)

Download or read book Florence and Tuscany written by Ted Jones and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2012-10-15 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The magical landscapes and rich culture of Tuscany have fostered the inspiration and settings for literature since the works of the great Florentine poets Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio in the 14th century and has been a magnet for expatriate writers since the arrival in Florence of the English poet Geoffrey Chaucer in 1372. With its historic cities and villages; its verdant countryside and crepuscular coastline; its treasury of art covering five millennia and, above all, its long heritage of authorship, Tuscany one of the most celebrated and well-travelled regions in the world. As the source of the Italian language and birthplace of the Renaissance, Tuscany lies at the historic and cultural heart of Italy, and has remained an irresistible attraction to writers for six centuries. This book is a journey that follows in their footsteps; from John Milton and Thomas Gray to the Brownings, the Shelleys, Charles Dickens, D. H. Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, E. M. Forster, Mark Twain, Muriel Spark and many others.Florence and Tuscany: A Literary Guide for Travellers takes the literary-minded traveller (either in person or in an armchair) on a vivid and illuminating journey, retracing the footsteps of writers who have lived and worked in, or been inspired by, the history and landscape of Tuscany from John Milton and Thomas Gray to the Brownings, the Shelleys, Charles Dickens, D. H. Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, E.M. Forster, Mark Twain Muriel Spark and many others. For anyone who has fallen under a Tuscan spell, as so many have before, this book - the first of its kind - will prove enthralling reading.

Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1641711418
Pages : 875 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (641 users)

Download or read book Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany written by Rick Steves and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2019-12-03 with total page 875 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Walk in the footsteps of the Medici, sip aperitivi, and discover the cultural heart of Italy: with Rick Steves, Tuscany is yours to discover. Inside Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Florence and Tuscany Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo to a 600-year-old perfumery How to connect with local culture: Listen to a street musician's serenade on the Ponte Vecchio, stroll through a morning market sampling freshly-made pasta, and sip full-bodied wines with Montalcino locals at a corner enoteca Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a glass of Chianti Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed maps for exploring on the go, including driving tours through the heart of Tuscany and Brunello wine country Useful resources including a packing list, Italian phrase book, historical overview, and recommended reading Over 400 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Volterra, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Cortona, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany. Spending less than a week exploring Florence? Try Rick Steves Pocket Florence.

Bella Tuscany

Publisher : Crown
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ISBN : 9780767902847
Pages : 308 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (92 users)

Download or read book Bella Tuscany written by Frances Mayes and published by Crown. This book was released on 2000-04-04 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Frances Mayes, whose enchanting #1 New York Times bestseller Under the Tuscan Sun made the world fall in love with Tuscany, invites readers back for a delightful new season of friendship, festivity, and food, there and throughout Italy. Having spent her summers in Tuscany for the past several years, Frances Mayes relished the opportunity to experience the pleasures of primavera, an Italian spring. A sabbatical from teaching in San Francisco allowed her to return to Cortona—and her beloved house, Bramasole—just as the first green appeared on the rocky hillsides. Bella Tuscany, a companion volume to Under the Tuscan Sun, is her passionate and lyrical account of her continuing love affair with Italy. Now truly at home there, Mayes writes of her deepening connection to the land, her flourishing friendships with local people, the joys of art, food, and wine, and the rewards and occasional heartbreaks of her villa's ongoing restoration. It is also a memoir of a season of change, and of renewed possibility. As spring becomes summer she revives Bramasole's lush gardens, meets the challenges of learning a new language, tours regions from Sicily to the Veneto, and faces transitions in her family life. Filled with recipes from her Tuscan kitchen and written in the sensuous and evocative prose that has become her hallmark, Bella Tuscany is a celebration of the sweet life in Italy.

The Back Page

Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN : 0838909973
Pages : 205 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (838 users)

Download or read book The Back Page written by Bill Ott and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2009 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offers readers anecdotes, stories, quizzes and a host of insights into what makes books what they are - those wonderful and magical sources of great thoughts. This book presents a compendium of the literal back pages of Booklist, a column that has been published in the magazine since 1991.

The Rough Guide to Tuscany & Umbria (Travel Guide eBook)

Publisher : Apa Publications (UK) Limited
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ISBN : 1839058749
Pages : 966 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (839 users)

Download or read book The Rough Guide to Tuscany & Umbria (Travel Guide eBook) written by Rough Guides and published by Apa Publications (UK) Limited. This book was released on 2022-09-15 with total page 966 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Practical travel guide to Tuscany & Umbria featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in Tuscany & Umbria, how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in Tuscany & Umbria, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip. The Rough Guide to Tuscany & Umbria covers: Florence, around Florence, Lucca and Northern Tuscany, Pisa, the Central Coast and Elba, the Maremma, Siena, the Sienese hill towns, Southern Tuscany, Arezzo Province, Perugia and Northern Umbria, Assisi and the Vale of Spoleto, Spoleto and the Valnerina, and Orvieto and Southern Umbria Inside this travel guide you'll find: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EVERY TYPE OF TRAVELLER Experiences selected for every kind of trip to Tuscany & Umbria, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Perguia and Northern Umbria to family activities in child-friendly places, like Pisa or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Florence. PRACTICAL TRAVEL TIPS Essential pre-departure information including Tuscany & Umbria entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more. TIME-SAVING ITINERARIES Carefully planned routes covering the best of Tuscany & Umbria give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip. DETAILED REGIONAL COVERAGE Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options. INSIGHTS INTO GETTING AROUND LIKE A LOCAL Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for sightseeing, wine tasting and eating out. HIGHLIGHTS OF THINGS NOT TO MISS Rough Guides' rundown of Lucca, the Maremma, Siena, and the Arezzo Province's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to Tuscany & Umbria, even in a short time. HONEST AND INDEPENDENT REVIEWS Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in Tuscany & Umbria, matching different needs. BACKGROUND INFORMATION Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Tuscany & Umbria, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary. FABULOUS FULL COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the spectacular leaning tower of Pisa. COLOUR-CODED MAPPING Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Assisi and the Vale of Spoleto, Orvieto and Southern Umbria and many more locations in Tuscany & Umbria, reduce need to go online. USER-FRIENDLY LAYOUT With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.

The Rough Guide to Tuscany and Umbria (Travel Guide eBook)

Publisher : Apa Publications (UK) Limited
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ISBN : 1789197422
Pages : 819 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (789 users)

Download or read book The Rough Guide to Tuscany and Umbria (Travel Guide eBook) written by Rough Guides and published by Apa Publications (UK) Limited. This book was released on 2018-05-01 with total page 819 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover these spellbinding regions of central Italy with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to catch the Siena Palio, rent a villa in the Valnerina or explore the extraordinary art collection of Florence's Palazzo Pitti, The Rough Guide to Tuscany and Umbria will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. - Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. - Full-colour maps throughout - navigate the tight-knit alleys of central Florence or the winding roads of Chianti without needing to get online. - Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. - Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of Tuscany and Umbria's best sights and experiences. - Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. - Detailed regional coverage - whether off the beaten track or in more mainstream tourist destinations, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Florence; Fiesole; Chianti; Prato; Pistoia; the Valdinievole; Lucca; Barga; the Orecchiella; Pisa; Livorno; Elba; The Maremma; Siena; San Gimignano; Volterra; Pienza; Montepulciano; Pitigliano; Arezzo; Cortona; Perugia; Lago Trasimeno; Gubbio; Assisi and the Vale of Spoleto; Spoleto and the Valnerina; Narni; Todi; Orvieto. - Attractions include: Piano Grande; The Uffizi, Florence; Ponte delle Torri, Spoleto; Alpi Apuane; the Piero della Francesca trail; Chianti's vineyards; Parco Naturale Regionale della Maremma; Campo dei Miracoli, Pisa; Abbazia di Sant'Antimo and many more. - Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities and more. - Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, art and architecture, books, plus a handy language section and glossary. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Tuscany and Umbria.

The Rough Guide to Tuscany and Umbria

Publisher : Rough Guides UK
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ISBN : 0241214041
Pages : 793 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (241 users)

Download or read book The Rough Guide to Tuscany and Umbria written by Rough Guides and published by Rough Guides UK. This book was released on 2015-04-01 with total page 793 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The new, full-colour Rough Guide to Tuscany and Umbria is the ultimate travel guide to some of Europe's most popular tourist destinations. Covering the region more comprehensively than any other guide, it's packed with up-to-date and expert information on all the attractions, from the great museums of Florence and Siena to the tiny rural hill-towns, as well as guiding you to the best of the beaches, forests, mountains and vineyard-clad hills. It also it gives you the lowdown on the best hotels and restaurants for all budgets, and illuminates the sights with background information on history, folklore, art, architecture and festivals. Dozens of photographs and easy-to-use colour maps complete a guide that has long been established as the best you can buy. Make the most of your time on EarthTM with The Rough Guide to Tuscany and Umbria.