Marco Polo Florence: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips Experience all of Florence's attractions with this up-to date, authoritative guide, complete with 'Best Of' recommendations. It includes hand selected ideas for accommodation, eating out, shopping and nightlife, trendy places to go and cultural attractions, as well as Insider Tips and low-budget suggestions. Further sections include: the Perfect Day, Festivals & Events, Travel with Kids, Travel Tips, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, Italian phrasebook and a comprehensive index.
Florence is a sophisticated and atmospheric world city, and a fun one at that! It isn't without reason that the city on the Arno has been consistently ranked among the world's best cities to visit. Young and old, singles and families, culture buffs and gourmets, fashionistas, shoppers and globetrotters can all have a good time in Florence. With Marco Polo Florence you'll discover one of the world's great art Meccas. This practical, pocket-sized guide takes you back to the era of the Medici, when the city was home to the world's most renowned artists. You can admire their sculptures and paintings in the city's unique museums and churches, before relaxing in the idyllic gardens of one of its mighty palazzi. Take in the magnificent view from the Piazzale Michelangelo and enjoy dolce far niente over your cappuccino on one of the numerous squares in the citta. The Insider Tips propose a visit to the Market where you can join the Florentines for a stand-up lunch at Nerbone, or to the old Teatro del Sale for a real culinary treat. Panels in each chapter propose things to do if you're on a tight budget and where to pick up some real bargains. The Best Of pages highlight some unique aspects of Florence, recommend places to go for free, and contain tips for rainy days and where you can relax and chill out. The City Walks guide you through the city along well-known thoroughfares as well as unfamiliar alleys: a bus takes you to some great viewpoints, you can shop where the Florentines shop, and when you get to Fiesole the city lies at your feet. Finally the Dos & Don'ts advise to keep calm when looking for a house number and deciding which chic shoes to buy.
Marco Polo Florence provides comprehensive coverage of all areas of the city. To help you find your way around there's a detailed street atlas inside, a practical plan of bus routes in the back cover, plus a handy pull-out map.
Don't go on holiday without a Marco Polo guide!
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