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Insight Guides Explore Florence (Travel Guide eBook) - cover

Insight Guides Explore Florence (Travel Guide eBook)

Insight Guides

Publisher: Insight Guides

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Insight Guides: Inspiring your next adventure   With its landmark monuments, outstanding art galleries, treasure-trove   piazzas and great shopping, Florence is the quintessential Renaissance city.   Insight Guide Explore Florence is the ideal pocket companion for your trip: a   full-colour guide containing 15 easy-to-follow routes around the city.    Inside Explore Florence:   Discover the world's best collection of Renaissance art at the Uffizi   Gallery, the Accademia and the Bargello.    Experience some of the best shopping in Italy: from the local Chianti wines and   olive oils to the best Italian designer names and superb leather goods.   Insight's trademark cultural coverage sets the routes in context, with   introductions to Florence's cuisine, entertainment options and key historical   dates.    Our recommended places to eat and drink are highlighted in each route, with   even more suggestions in the directory section, which also contains a wealth   of useful practical information including a range of carefully selected   accommodation to suit all budgets.   Pull-out map with useful plotted routes.    Evocative photography captures Florence's stunning Renaissance beauty. 
   About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of   publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400   full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to   meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of   beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create   a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

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