Rick Steves' Florence 2002

Rick Steves' Florence 2002


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Rick Steves' Florence 2002 by Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw

With Rick Steves as your guide, you're guaranteed to have an authentic European experience. This brand new book is filled with his advice on visiting top sights, and offers the inside scoop on where to find the tastiest gelato, the liveliest local markets, and the finest city views and walking tours. Rick also suggests a range of eateries and accommodations and provides information on easy day trips to the charming Florentine suburb of Fiesole, the thriving historic city of Siena, and sleepy Tuscan hill towns. "The most valuable series I've ever found for traveling independently in Europe." — John Flinn, San Francisco Chronicle

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566914437
Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
Publication date: 03/15/2002
Series: Rick Steves' City and Regional Guides Series
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 4.49(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Welcome to Our Florence City Guide2
Trip Costs3
Exchange Rate4
Prices, Times, and Discounts4
When to Go4
Red Tape, Business Hours, and Banking5
Travel Smart5
Tourist Information6
Recommended Guidebooks7
Rick Steves' Books and Videos7
Tours of Florence and Italy9
Telephones, Mail, and E-mail9
Culture Shock19
Send Us a Postcard, Drop Us a Line20
Back Door Travel Philosophy21
Planning Your Time22
Arrival in Florence26
Tourist Information26
Helpful Hints26
Getting Around Florence27
Tours of Florence27
Renaissance Walk40
Uffizi Gallery Tour55
Bargello Tour77
Museum of San Marco Tour85
Duomo Museum Tour100
Medici Chapels Tour116
Dante's House Tour125
Santa Maria Novella Tour134
Brancacci Chapel Tour144
Science Museum Tour152
San Gimignano172
Florence with Children207
Transportation Connections213
Florence History--Eight Centuries in Four Pages217
Florence Timeline220
Renaissance Florence: Cradle of the Modern World224
Let's Talk Telephones226
Festivals in Florence and National Holidays227
Numbers and Stumblers229
Metric Conversion230
Florence's Climate Chart230
Basic Italian Survival Phrases231
Faxing Your Hotel Reservation232
Road Scholar Feedback Form for Florence233

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