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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375706608
  • Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Series: Knopf Guides Series
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 4.58 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Not to be missed
Tuscany
How to use this guide 2
Introduction to the itineraries 6
The authors 7
Encyclopedia section
Nature 15
The Tuscan landscape 16
The hills of Florence 18
The Maremma National Park and the Trappola marshes 20
The Tuscan Apennines 22
Coastlines and islands 24
Agriculture and horticulture 26
Olives and oils, vines and grapes 28
Stock farming 30
History and Language 31
From the beginning to the free cities 32
The Guelphs and the Ghibellines 34
The rise of the Medici 36
The Medici 38
The 17th and 18th centuries 40
From the Risorgimento to Italian unification 42
Language 44
Popular literature 46
Arts and Traditions 47
Pottery 48
Religious festivals 50
Secular festivals 52
Ribollita 54
Cacciucco 56
Cheese, salami and fish 58
Bread, honey, cakes and biscuits 60
Architecture 61
Towers and courtyards 62
Piazzas and palazzos 64
The invention of the palazzo 66
New cities and ideal cities 68
Military cities 70
Castles and villas 72
Gardens 74
The different Romantic styles 76
The austere splendor of Gothic 78
Renaissance, Mannerist and baroque 80
Research into new materials 82
Farmhouses 84
Tuscany as Seen by Painters 85
The invention of landscape painting 86
Cities held in the palm of a hand 88
Ideal cities 90
Notebook illustrations 92
Seascapes 94
Tuscan artists as social outcasts 96
Tuscany as Seen by Writers 97
Itineraries in Tuscany
Florence 115
Florence 116
The Uffizi Gallery 126
The Bargello 134
Il Viale dei colli 137
From Fiesole to Villa Gamberaia 137
From Careggi to Castello 138
Around Florence 139
In the Amo Valley 141
From Florence to the Val di Pesa 143
Pisa and Lucca 145
Pisa 147
The Pisano family of sculptors 150
Around Pisa 154
From Pisa to San Miniato 155
Lucca 156
From the Lucca Plain to the Garfagnana 159
Massa, Carrara and the Apuan Alps 163
Massa 165
Carrara 165
The Lunigiana 166
The Apuan Alps 168
The Versilia 169
Apuan marbles 170
Prato and Pistoia 173
Prato 175
The Centro per I'Arte Contemporanea 'Luigi Pecci' 176
Pistoia 179
From Pistoia to Collodi 181
From Pistoia to Abetone 182
Arezzo and its Surroundings 183
Arezzo 185
Toward Sansepolcro 190
Sansepolcro 190
Piero della Francesca: in pursuit of divine proportions 192
La Verna, the Casentino and the hermitages 194
Toward the 'new towns' 197
The Valdichiana 198
Cortona 199
Chianti 201
Florentine Chianti 202
Sienese Chianti 205
Siena 207
Siena 208
The Palio 214
14th-century Sienese masters 218
North of Siena 222
South of Siena 222
Around Siena 223
From Siena to San Galgano 225
From Siena to Chiusi 228
Signorelli and Sodoma at Monte Oliveto Maggiore 230
From Volterra to Livorno 235
Volterra 237
The Museo Etrusco 'Mario Guarnacci' 240
Massa Marittima 242
Piombino and Populonia 243
The Tuscan Archipelego 244
From Campiglia Marittima to Livorno 245
Livorno 247
Grosseto and the Maremma 252
Grosseto 252
From Roselle to Punta Ala 253
From Castiglione della Pescaia to Orbetello 254
Stone from the Maremma 256
From Mount Argentario to Manciano 258
From Pitigliano to Montemerano 260
Practical information
Getting there 262
Getting around 264
Living in Tuscany from A to Z 265
Festivals and events 270
Places to visit 271
Hotels and restaurants 292
Bibliography 312
List of illustrations 313
Index 319
Map Section 325
A Florence
B Northern Tuscany
C Central Tuscany
D Southern Tuscany and the Tuscan Archipelego
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