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DK Eyewitness Florence and Tuscany (Travel Guide) Kindle Edition
Whether you want to sample delicious Tuscan food and wine, gaze at the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa or browse eclectic markets in Florence, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that this region has to offer.
The birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is filled with architectural masterpieces and dazzling collections of art. Yet the countryside is just as mesmerizing, with cypress-lined roads leading to picturesque towns and idyllic islands lying just off the coast.
Our recently updated guide brings Florence and Tuscany to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed breakdowns of all the must-see sights, photographs on practically every page, and our hand-drawn illustrations which place you inside the region's iconic buildings and neighborhoods. DK Eyewitness Top 10 Florence and Tuscany is your ticket to the trip of a lifetime.
Inside DK Eyewitness Top 10 Florence and Tuscany you will find:
- Our pick of Florence and Tuscany's must-sees, top experiences and hidden gems
- The best spots to eat, drink, shop and stay
- Detailed maps and walks which make navigating the region easy
- Easy-to-follow itineraries
- Expert advice: for getting ready, getting around and staying safe
- Color-coded chapters to every part of Florence and Tuscany, from Santa Croce to Oltrarno, Central Tuscany to Southwest Tuscany
About DK Eyewitness:
At DK Eyewitness, we believe in the power of discovery. We make it easy for you to explore your dream destinations. DK Eyewitness travel guides have been helping travellers to make the most of their breaks since 1993. Filled with expert advice, striking photography and detailed illustrations, our highly visual DK Eyewitness guides will get you closer to your next adventure. We publish guides to more than 200 destinations, from pocket-sized city guides to comprehensive country guides. Named Top Guidebook Series at the 2020 Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards, we know that wherever you go next, your DK Eyewitness travel guides are the perfect companion.
- ASIN : B08XX49GK9
- Publisher : DK Eyewitness Travel (May 25, 2021)
- Publication date : May 25, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 275864 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 556 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #169,760 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Along with Gumbocat's remarks I'd like to add that the old format had detailed walking tour maps for every geographical area with expanded drawings of the area which made using them very easy. Thank God I still have my DK 2018 Rome guidebook.
The old guidebooks were a bit more expensive but worth every penny. They were in a class of their own. Go back to the old format.
I am so very disappointed in the change DK Eyewitness Guide has made to its 2021 books!
I've used DK Eyewitness Guides for 20 years and they've taken me around the world, to known and obscure places. What makes the guide books terrific are the photos that help identify what you are seeing and the schematics of historic buildings. Even when our family takes a fully-guided tour or a cruise, I buy the DK Guides so I can understand in advance what we will see. We always hire private guides when we're on our own and DK helps me think through what I want to see in advance so we can plan accordingly with the private guide.
We were to go to Egypt in 2 weeks for a fully-guided tour. I bought the 2020 Egypt DK Eyewitness Books and they are terrific. Trip was cancelled and we've quickly booked Rome and Florence for same dates. Scrambling to plan and I immediately ordered my guide books. I have books from last trip in 2005 but I wanted updates for restaurants, hotels, etc.
What has changed: historically, Eyewitness includes a section with a list of hotels, restaurants, shopping, etc. at the back of the book. The list was divided by areas of a city/region, it was comprehensive in offering choices from 5 star to 1 star and it explained the pros/cons of each hotel and restaurant. It was easy to flip to the back of the book and scan. The contents of the books have always been divided by regions/parts of city, but it was convenient to keep touring separate from logistics. This was helpful for advance planning of hotels and/or restaurants. Using the Eyewitness Guides made roughing out a tentative itinerary very easy.
NOW, in the midst of the book, embedded in the regions, are one or two dining options and, perhaps one hotel suggestion. AND, the index is no help because the page references are incorrect. For example, in the Rome book, the index says hotel recommendations for the Piazza Navona are on page 129 when, in fact, there is 1 hotel recommendation on page 131. No rankings, just a hotel name and website. This information and format is not helpful on the fly when you need a good place to take a hungry child for lunch.
Last, the cover of the Eyewitness Guides have always been solid and durable. The pages are glossy and heavy. None of mine are worse for wear, even though they've been worn hard. NOW, the cover is flimsy and the paper inside is cheap. I can't imagine the books will survive this trip, much less survive several trips or 20 years like my older copies. All said, with no help on current matters like dining, shopping, etc., I'll probably take my tried and true copies.
DK, return to old format!! This is a very bad downgrade!
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The second half of the book covers Tuscany more widely, including the cities countryside and the Island of Elba, before finishing with lots of practical information about arriving, living costs, transport and much more.
Finally there is a a laminated map which can be removed for ease of use and which should stand up well to frequent handling.
The book is beautifully illustrated throughout. I love Florence and this excellent book has given me lots of ideas for further exploration which we can go back again
The pull-out laminated map is bonus too - while you can use Google maps etc, it's handy to get a map out on a table to plan with your partner what your itinerary for the day will be - much easier to visualise things around a real map. Speaking of which, the guide has good suggested itineraries built-in so you don't have to do the thinking!
Tuscany has so much to offer and this guide helps you make sure you cover what you'll most enjoy, including the obvious tourist hotspots but also some of the less well known places of interest in the region.
It's lightweight so easily taken out with you on day trips. Great value for money.