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Moon Florence & Beyond: Day Trips, Local Spots, Strategies to Avoid Crowds (Travel Guide) (Paperback)
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World-famous galleries, medieval towers, bustling sidewalk cafés, and a culture steeped in artistic innovation: savor the best of Firenze at your own speed with Moon Florence & Beyond.
- Explore In and Around the City: Get to know Florence's most interesting neighborhoods like the historic center, Santa Croce, San Marco, and Santa Maria Novella, and nearby areas including Lucca, San Gimignano, Siena, Chianti, and more
- Go at Your Own Pace: Choose from multiple itinerary options designed for foodies, history buffs, art lovers, and more
- See the Sights: Climb to the top of the gravity-defying Duomo, gaze at Michelango's David at the Accademia, see world-famous works at the Uffizi Gallery, or hike to the Basilica San Miniato al Monte for undisturbed views of the city skyline
- Get Outside the City: Escape the crowds and explore rolling Tuscan hill towns, the charming medieval city of Lucca, and the vineyards of Chianti
- Savor the Flavors: Linger over an aperitivo at sunset, sample mouthwatering gelato, explore the city's burgeoning modern restaurant scene, or enjoy a traditional Florentine meal at an old-school trattoria
- Experience the Nightlife: From a classic Negroni at an al fresco café to a swanky champagne bar or a neighborhood enoteca serving local Brunellos, find the best of Florence's many watering holes
- Get to Know the Real Florence: Follow local suggestions from Italian transplant Alexei Cohen
- Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps
- Handy Tools: Background information on Florentine history and culture, plus tips on sustainable travel, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around
Exploring more of Italy? Check out Moon Venice & Beyond or Moon Milan & Beyond: With the Italian Lakes.
About the Author
Alexei J. Cohen was born in New York City and learned the joy of travel at an early age. He got his first passport at 6 months old and spent childhood holidays exploring rural France. He fell in love with Italy by chance, and married an Italian after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University. Today he lives on the outskirts of Rome with his wife and two children, where he writes about Italy and shares his passion with travelers.
You can follow him on Twitter (@alexeicohen), or meet him in person at monthly gatherings in Rome to talk about all things Italy and swap experiences with fellow Italophiles.