A series of compact guidebooks, dealing with Italy's most beautiful locations, ideally suited for a long weekend or a short stay. A smart way to transform even the shortest vacation finto a grand one.
Itineraries. Four carefully chosen itineraries, each with its own originai map, and full info on the main monuments and museums, opening hours included. All the obligatory sights, plus some new entries, so as to experience Florence in full.
Shopping. Finding something genuinely Fiorentine in a tourist destination like Florence is no mean feat. This guide offers a careful selection of artisans, herbalists, bookshops, fashion boutiques and historic shops, where spiurging can be still a rewarding experience.
Restaurants and cafés. From the grand restaurants that have made Fiorentine cuisine famous the world over, to the taverns and tripe stalis serving snacks to be eaten in the street, plus a fine selection of trattorias and wine bars, cafés and ice-cream parlours, and tips on where to spend the evening.
Hotels. From tiny one-star hotels right in the town centre, that still offer goodquality hospitality at reasonable prices, to the grand luxury hotels favoured by the smart set: a complete guide to accommodation in town.