Florence (Art/Shop/Eat Series)

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Art on the brain? Shopping on your to-do list? Hungering for some great food? Plan your visits to the world's great cities with Art/Shop/Eat.
The best museum and gallery districts mapped out for the busy traveler—with tips on the hottest dining and most fashionable shopping for the perfect day in town. In a handy format with full color maps, these are terrific guides for discovering the finest that each of these cities has to offer.
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Overview

Art on the brain? Shopping on your to-do list? Hungering for some great food? Plan your visits to the world's great cities with Art/Shop/Eat.
The best museum and gallery districts mapped out for the busy traveler—with tips on the hottest dining and most fashionable shopping for the perfect day in town. In a handy format with full color maps, these are terrific guides for discovering the finest that each of these cities has to offer.
Discover the wonders of the Palazzo Pitti • Cruise the via del Tornabuoni for the best of Italy's designers • Dine at Florence's best trattorie, Omero via Pian dei Giullari in the hills above San Miniato.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
For those who prefer their explorations of the world's great cities to focus on art and antiquities, fine food, and an occasional shopping spree, Norton has produced a serendipitous sextet, all identically formatted though written by different authors. This unique concept works beautifully: each book begins with a brief history of the host city, followed by groups of museums (by geographic area) with attendant restaurants and shopping, topped off with general information (including transportation and accommodations) and city maps. A travel-perfect size-small enough for most pockets-they still manage to describe each museum in detail, many complete with floor plans and gallery-to-gallery summaries. Open hours are provided, along with telephone numbers, transportation connections, entrance fees, guided tour information, and any other logistical details an art lover might need to know. An "On Route" section lists historical sites to see on the way to the museum, followed by maps of transportation (e.g., the London Underground) and relevant city sections. Occasional color photographs enliven the text, and the graphics are bright and clear. Highly recommended with this caveat: buy for noncirculating reference or these delightful guides will do a lot of lengthy traveling in the pockets of your patrons.-Janet Ross, formerly with Sparks Branch Lib., NV Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393325928
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/19/2004
  • Series: Art/Shop/Eat
  • Pages: 186
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Blanchard has written Blue Guide Northern Italy and Blue Guide Southern Italy. Born in Amsterdam, New York, he has lived in Italy for more than thirty years.

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Table of Contents

The City Centre
The Baptistery 6
The Cathedral 8
Museo dell' Opera 13
Palazzo Vecchio 15
The Uffizi 19
On route 39
Commercial galleries 40
Eating and drinking 41
Shopping 43
The Oltrarno
Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens 50
On route 67
Commercial galleries 69
Eating and drinking 70
Shopping 73
Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella 76
On route 86
Commercial galleries 87
Eating and drinking 88
Shopping 89
San Marco
Museo San Marco 96
Galleria dell' Accademia 106
San Lorenzo 110
On route 120
Commercial galleries 122
Eating and drinking 122
Shopping 124
Santa Croce
Santa Croce 128
Museo Nazionale del Bargello 136
On route 148
Commercial galleries 149
Eating and drinking 149
Shopping 152
Entertainment 153
Planning 157
Art glossary 173
Maps 187
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