**Walk in the footsteps of the Medici, sip aperitivi, and discover the cultural heart of Italy: with Rick Steves on your side, Florence and Tuscany can be yours!
Inside Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany you'll find:**
Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Florence and Tuscany
Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
Top sights and hidden gems, from the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo to a 600-year-old perfumery
How to connect with local culture: Let a street musician serenade you on the Ponte Vecchio, stroll through a morning market sampling freshly-made pasta, and sip full-bodied wines with Montalcino locals at a corner enoteca
Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a glass of wine
Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums
Detailed maps for exploring on the go, including driving tours through the heart of Tuscany and Brunello wine country
Useful resources including a packing list, an Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading
Over 400 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down
Complete, up-to-date information on Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Volterra, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Cortona, and more
Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany.
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