Tuscany & Umbria

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9781860110092: Tuscany & Umbria

Tuscany's great quartet of cities, among the most beautiful and fascinating in all Europe, are explored in 13 well-thought-out walks. This fully updated edition has in-depth sections on history, and art -- from the influence of Savonarola to why Pisa's tower leans, to tranquil Lucca's brave past. There's practical information every step of the way.

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The landscapes of Tuscany, Umbria and the Marches are among the most enchanting in Europe, a fitting stage for the parade of saints, scholars and scoundrels who put this part of Italy on the cutting edge of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Their combination of sheer beauty, wealth and dastardly doings fired some of the greatest art and literature in the West.This guide contains practical travel advice; 600 hand-picked places to stay; 600 restaurants, bars & cafes; 53 maps & plans; color touring map section; stunning photography; hand-picked itineraries for the discerning nature-lover, art enthusiast & wine-taster. (5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 714 pages, color photos, maps, diagrams)

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Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls lived in a tiny Umbrian hilltop village with their children for 3 years, and currently reside in the Lot, France.

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