“Home to some of the world’s most recognizable tourist icons, Tuscany has been enticing visitors with its cooking and culture ever since the Etruscans arrived over two millennia ago.” – Virginia Maxwell, Lonely Planet Writer
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Inside This Book…
2 expert authors
29 driving tours and itineraries
42 Renaissance masterpieces
4000 years of art and architecture
Eat & Drink Like a Local feature
Pull-out city map
Feature coverage of top sights
Comprehensive planning tools
At-a-glance practical info
After working for many years as a publishing manager at Lonely Planet's Melbourne headquarters, Virginia decided that she'd be happier writing guidebooks rather than commissioning them. Since then she's written or contributed to Lonely Planet books about nine countries, eight of which are on the Mediterranean. Virginia has covered Rome and Florence for Lonely Planet's Italy and the north of the country for Western Europe. She is also the coordinating author of Lonely Planet's Tuscany & Umbria.
Most helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
By Harry Cheung
I don't like its viewing system and index
Unlike its paper version, I found it very inconvenient to locate the part I want to read
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
Great guide book for Tuscany
By Betsy L. Smulyan
I am just finishing a trip through Tuscany, Florence and the island of Elba. This book had great suggestions and good format, I highly recommend it!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Very helpful in finding the best places to stay
By Steve A.
Very helpful in finding the best places to stay. Good solid information. Will know more after our trip. Contains both sightseeing info and general background info on history, food etc