• book

From the Publisher

Smart Guide Italy: Florence & Tuscany is packed with advice and tips that will help newcomers and veteran travelers get the most from their visit to Italy's most famous region. Along with background information to all of Florence's major monuments readers will discover great places to eat, sleep and enjoy the dolce vita in the Tuscan capital.

Smart Guide Italy: Florence & Tuscany balances historical insights about Florence’s major monuments with practical information about food, entertainment, accommodations and more. It was created to indulge the senses and help travelers see, smell, and taste Tuscany in unexpected ways whether you are headed for the Ponte Vecchio or Leaning Tower.

Smart Guide Features:
-Top attractions, rated according to importance.
-Historical and background information about each sight
-Full-color photos
-Maps of neighborhoods and towns
-Opening hours and contact information for each sight
-Tips for making your journey memorable

Smart Guide is the first independent travel publisher to offer digital guides to all of Italy's regions. Other titles in the Smart Guide series include:
Rome & Lazio
Milan & Lombardy
Venice & Veneto
Naples & Campania
Turin, Piedmont & Aosta Valley
Grand Tour: Rome, Florence, Venice & Naples

Published: Alexei Cohen on
ISBN: 9781465960917
List price: $3.25
Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
Availability for Smart Guide Italy: Florence & Tuscany
With a 30 day free trial you can read online for free
  1. This book can be read on up to 6 mobile devices.

Related Articles

Global Voices
3 min read

Protests in Italy Save Hundreds of Ancient Trees on the Chopping Block for Gas Pipeline Construction

Century-old olive groves. Photo: Alessandra Tommasi This article is based on a piece written by Rachel Hubbard for 350.org, an organisation building a global climate movement, and is republished here as part of a partnership with Global Voices. Communities in Salento, in the southern ‘heel’ of Italy, recently won a small, but important victory in their campaign against the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), which would carry gas from Azerbaijan to Italy. Planned construction would have seen the removal of ancient olive trees to make way for the pipeline, but following fierce protests, the work was
The Atlantic
3 min read

Italy's Referendum: Not 'Italexit,' But Still Critical

Italians vote Sunday in a referendum that is being called the most significant vote in Europe this year—bigger even that Brexit, the vote in which the U.K. chose over the summer to leave the European Union. The referendum Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has staked his political future on concerns proposed constitutional changes that would weaken the Senate, strengthen the central government in Rome, and, consequently, make decision-making in the EU’s third-largest economy more efficient. The proposal would also amend the country’s complicated electoral system for the Chamber of Deputies and result
Bloomberg Businessweek
4 min read

Banks? Not My Problem Now!

Edward Robinson and Sonia Sirletti It’s Italy’s turn. Europe’s fourth-biggest economy is the latest affluent democracy to experience a political upheaval, after voters on Dec. 4 defeated a constitutional referendum on government reforms backed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. He’s tendered his resignation, and while power is likely to pass to an interim government, populist parties on the left and right are calling for snap elections. In the eyes of the markets, the main risk isn’t the drama unfolding in the halls of power in Rome. This is a country that’s flipped through more than 60 governm