Rick Steves' Florence and Tuscany 2012

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Avalon Travel Pub, 2011 - Travel - 555 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 (2011)

Rick Steves is on a mission: to help make European travel accessible and meaningful for Americans. Rick has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. He's researched and written 24 travel guidebooks and hosts the public television series "Rick Steves' Europe," now in its seventh season. He also organizes and leads tours of Europe and offers an information-packed website (www.ricksteves.com). Rick lives in Edmonds, WA, just north of Seattle, with his family.

Gene Openshaw lives in Seattle, WA.

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