The Most Beautiful Villages of Tuscany

The Most Beautiful Villages of Tuscany

by James Bentley
     
 

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A celebration of one of the most rich and varied landscapes in Europe, here are thirty-six villages and towns from all over Tuscany chosen both for their intrinsic beauty and for the part they have played in Tuscan history.Stand at the edge of a Tuscan hill village and gaze across one of the most extraordinarily rich and varied landscapes in Europe. There are

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A celebration of one of the most rich and varied landscapes in Europe, here are thirty-six villages and towns from all over Tuscany chosen both for their intrinsic beauty and for the part they have played in Tuscan history.Stand at the edge of a Tuscan hill village and gaze across one of the most extraordinarily rich and varied landscapes in Europe. There are vineyards producing the finest wine, and miles of wild mountain scenery; almost any view will take in other villages, clustering around the upper reaches of some hill, or the russet roofs of a fortified town deep in a valley.Here are thirty-six villages and towns from all over Tuscany, chosen both for their intrinsic beauty and for the part they have played in Tuscan history and culture. The book opens with those communities clustered around the great towns of Lucca and Florence. As we move south through the Chianti region to the valley of the Orcia, we discover the unique characteristics of each area. Here is the small town of Pienza, once called the “pearl of the Renaissance” for its unique concentration of palaces and churches. Here too is San Gimignano, where the medieval towers loom over the town’s squares and streets.

Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
“For anyone who’s ever dreamed of the warmth of Italy on a dark winter night.”
bn.com
Get acquainted with 37 of Tuscany's stunning villages through Hugh Palmer's photographs. Each village, chosen for its beauty and historical significance, is represented through photographs and listings of local festivals and events.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500289976
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
05/29/2012
Series:
Most Beautiful Villages Series
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
620,125
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Hugh Palmer is one of Britain’s leading photographers of architecture and gardens. His books include The Most Beautiful Villages of Greece, The Most Beautiful Villages of Provence, and The Most Beautiful Villages of Ireland.

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