Rick Steves is on a mission: to help make European travel accessible and meaningful for Americans. Rick has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. He's researched and written 24 travel guidebooks and hosts the public television series Rick Steves' Europe, now in its seventh season. He also organizes and leads tours of Europe and offers an information-packed website (ricksteves.com). Rick lives in Edmonds, WA, just north of Seattle, with his family.
Rick Steves' Florence 2003by Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw, Gene Openshaw
Rick Steves doesn't just list where to travel in Europe, he leads travelers through the "Back Door," and reveals how to give every journey an extra, more authentic dimension. He shows travelers how to delve into European culture, make friends with the locals, and experience each region's natural wonders economically and hassle free. Rick Steves' Florence 2003 features the best sights, including the Duomo, the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Ponte Vecchio. You'll find the best sights and activities, friendly places to eat and sleep heavy on character, light on the budget, suggested day plans and itineraries mixing famous sights with little-known discoveries, shopping and entertainment secrets, and special tips for exploring with kids.
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