Rick Steves' Florence & Tuscany 2011

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Avalon, 2010 - Travel - 528 pages
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Florence and Tuscany. With the self-guided tours in this book, you’ll discover the geographic heart of Italy. Take the Renaissance Walk and tour the Uffizi Gallery to learn how Florence taught civilized living to the rest of Europe. Wander through the medieval city of Siena and find out what Pisa has to offer beyond the Leaning Tower. Relax in sunny Tuscan hill towns where you’ll enjoy full-bodied wine, the world’s best gelato, and the company of friendly locals. Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You’ll learn how to get around by train, bus, or rental car and get up-to-date advice on what’s worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

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Good book that covers the highlights

User Review  - tharper129 - Overstock.com

Rick Steves books provide a great overview of sights to see in Florence. My travel companion and I used the guided tours of the area to guide us through the sprawling town. The Uffizi tour was also ... Read full review

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Were traveling to Europe this year and plan to spend some extra time in Tuscany. After looking at the various travel books in the bookstore I think Rick Steves is my best choice. I was thrilled to ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

\Rick Steves is on a mission: to help make European travel accessible and meaningful for Americans. He gives travelers inside information on where to stay, what to visit, and how to get there—economically and hassle-free. With Rick as their guide, travelers can delve into European culture, make friends with the locals, and experience everything Europe has to offer.

Rick has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. His traveler’s library of over 50 best-selling books and videos have sold more than two million copies and his award-winning television series, Rick Steves’ Europe, is now in its seventh season. He also organizes and leads tours of Europe and offers an information-packed website. Rick lives in Edmonds, WA, just north of Seattle, with his family.

Gene Openshaw is a writer, composer, tour guide, and lecturer on art and history. Specializing in writing walking tours of Europe's cultural sights, Gene has co-authored eight of Rick's books and contributes to Rick's public television series. As a composer, Gene has written a full-length opera (Matter), a violin sonata, and dozens of songs. He lives near Seattle with his daughter, and roots for the Mariners in good times and bad.

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