Book Description: 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.
This will be your indispensable guide to planning and visiting a trip to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes recommendations for the must-see sights, plus really good maps, and it is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, while detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Steve’s also presents some excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Florence and Tuscany effortlessly. If you could only have one travel guide on this area, this would be it.
~Reviewed by Chelsea M.