Experience Siena's Palio, the centuries-old bareback horse race that runs through the city's Piazza del Campo. See chapter 7. * Foldout map, plus detailed maps throughout * Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information * Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife * Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas * Insider tips from local expert authors
Table of Contents
LIST OF MAPS. 1 THE BEST OF FLORENCE, TUSCANY & UMBRIA. 2 FLORENCE, TUSCANY & UMBRIA IN DEPTH. 3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO TUSCANY & UMBRIA. 4 SUGGESTED ITINERARIES. 5 SETTLING INTO FLORENCE: BIRTHPLACE OF THE RENAISSANCE. 6 EXPLORING FLORENCE. 7 THE CHIANTI, SIENA & THE WESTERN HILL TOWNS. 8 LUCCA & NORTHWESTERN TUSCANY. 9 PISA, TUSCANY'S COAST & THE MAREMMA. 10 SOUTHERN TUSCANY. 11 AREZZO & NORTHEASTERN TUSCANY. 12 PERUGIA, ASSISI & NORTHERN UMBRIA. 13 SPOLETO & SOUTHERN UMBRIA. 14 FAST FACTS. 15 USEFUL TERMS & PHRASES. INDEX.
John Moretti is a freelance writer whose musings about Italy have appeared in the International Herald Tribune, The Independent on Sunday, and the New York Sun, among others. He is the author of a book for aspiring expatriates, Living Abroad in Italy, and can usually be found barbecuing in the Maremma, cycling the hills near Siena, or lingering over a Negroni cocktail in Piazza della Repubblica.