Frommer's Tuscany & Umbria with Your Family


With your family has all the inside knowledge and advice for a trouble-free holiday full of fabulous memories for all the family.

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With your family has all the inside knowledge and advice for a trouble-free holiday full of fabulous memories for all the family.

Discover a destination with:

  • Renaissance art and stunning gothic architecture
  • Majestic piazzas and unique historical sites
  • Fun festivals and traditions to enjoy
  • Pretty medieval hill towns with twisting streets to explore
  • Beautiful family-friendly beaches with clear, turquoise waters
  • Fantastic local cuisine and delicious gelato

Let Frommer's show you where your family can:

  • Ride the rapids or go mountain biking
  • Get an insight into the secret nightlife of wolves, owls and lynx
  • See a room of spooky skeletons and a grisly parade of mummies
  • Take a tour of a secret passageway in Florence
  • Admire Renaissance frescos up close
  • Stay in a picturesque country retreat

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470519950
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/23/2008
  • Series: Frommer's with Your Family Series , #3
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald Strachan is a London-based writer, editor and copywriter. He has written about European travel for the Sunday Telegraph, Independent on Sunday, Sydney Morning Herald and Zest magazine, and is co-author of Frommer’s The Balearics With Your Family (2007). He lives in Hackney with his partner and two young daughters.

Stephen Keeling grew up in England, lived briefly in Latvia and spent 12 years as a financial journalist in Asia. Despite attempts to kick his gelato addiction, he has been to Italy many times – an incomparable knowledge of Tuscan Chinese restaurants formed while chaperoning a group of Vietnamese officials in 1994. Stephen has written travel guidebooks on Taiwan, Spain, Mexico and Puerto Rico, and currently lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors.

An Additional Note.

1 Family Highlights of Tuscany & Umbria.

Best Family Experiences.

Exploring Together.

Just for Children.

Art & Architecture.

The Best Accommodation.

The Best Food.

2 Planning a Trip to Tuscany & Umbria.

Visitor & Planning Information.

Entry Requirements, Customs & Bringing Pets.


When To Go & What To Pack.

Insurance & Health.

Travelling Safely with Children.

The 21st-century Traveller.


Eating & Drinking.

Getting Children Interested in Tuscany & Umbria.

Fast Facts: Tuscany & Umbria.

3 Florence.


Fast Facts: Florence.

Seeing Florence.

Entertainment & Activities.


Family-friendly Accommodation.

Family-friendly Dining.

4 Siena, Arezzo and the Central Hill-Towns.


Fast Facts: Siena.

Seeing Siena.

San Gimignano.



Family-friendly Accommodation.

Family-friendly Dining.

5 Pisa, Lucca & Northern Tuscany.



Pistoia & Its Province.


To the Hills! Tuscany’s Far North.

Family-friendly Accommodation.

Family-friendly Dining.

6 The Tuscan Coast: Livorno to Lazio.


The Etruscan Coast.


Massa Marittima.

Castiglione della Pescaia.

Parco Regionale della Maremma.

Monte Argentario.

Family-friendly Accommodation.

Family-friendly Dining.

7 The Val d’Orcia, Valdichiana & Pitigliano.







Pitigliano & the Deep South.

Family-friendly Accommodation.

Family-friendly Dining.

8 Perugia, Assisi & Northern Umbria.


Lago Trasimeno.



The Far North.

Family-friendly Accommodation.

Family-friendly Dining.

9 Orvieto & Southern Umbria.





The Far South.

Family-friendly Accommodation.

Family-friendly Dining.

The Insider.

Some Useful Words & Phrases.

Italian Tour Operators.


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