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Tuscany. Florence

  • Adventure Guide to Venice & the Venetoby Marissa Fabris

    Hunter Publishing 2006; US$ 15.00

    This guidebook does a good job of presenting its information in a concise, meaningful way. You can easily flip through its well-marked sections and feel as if you are taking a trip all over Virginia! I like that each section (History, Shopping) starts with a quick intro, telling you the overall feel of that area. It's not afraid to tell you that one... more...

  • Amore and Amarettiby Victoria Cosford

    Wakefield Press 2011; US$ 9.95

    Imagine visiting Florence to study Italian and being swept off your feet by a charming chef who takes you speeding through the moonlit hills in his Fiat to visit the village of his childhood, and into the kitchens of his Tuscan restaurants where he teaches you to cook. more...

  • April Bloodby Lauro Martines

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 19.99

    One of the world's leading historians of Renaissance Italy brings to life here the vibrant--and violent--society of fifteenth-century Florence. His disturbing narrative opens up an entire culture, revealing the dark side of Renaissance man and politician Lorenzo de' Medici. On a Sunday in April 1478, assassins attacked Lorenzo and his brother... more...

  • Benedetto Accolti and the Florentine Renaissanceby Robert Black

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 46.00

    The first biography of one of the outstanding humanists of the fifteenth-century Renaissance. more...

  • Botticelli Blue Skiesby Merrill Gerber

    Dzanc Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Gerber heads to Florence with her husband, a history professor taking a group of students. She goes in nervous, not knowing any Italian, but gradually starts to learn her way around Florence and other cities in Italy. more...

  • Chiantiby Raymond Flower

    Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Raymond Flower brings the enchanting history of the secluded Italian region Chianti to vivid life. Using meticulous research, Flower presents the engrossing tales of the Etruscans, the Romans, the Lombards, the factions of the Guelphs and the Ghibellines and explores the rise of the communes and the struggles between the Empire and the Papacy. In the... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Florence and Tuscanyby Christopher Catling

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 25.00

    With beautifully commissioned photographs, and spectacular 3-D aerial views revealing the charm of each destination, these amazing travel guides show what others only tell. DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have been updated to include: expanded hotel& restaurant listings, enhanced itineraries, and easier-to-read print! Consistently chosen over... more...

  • Dark Waterby Robert Clark

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    Birthplace of Michelangelo and home to untold masterpieces, Florence is a city for art lovers. But on November 4, 1966, the rising waters of the Arno threatened to erase over seven centuries of history and human achievement. Now Robert Clark explores the Italian city?s greatest flood and its aftermath through the voices of its witnesses. Two American... more...

  • Die Strozziby Ingeborg Walter

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 20.05

    «Man kann mit gutem Recht sagen, daß wegen des unauslöschlichen Hasses, den die Medici gegen unsere Familie hegten, weil wir Förderer und Freunde der Freiheit sind, das Exil bei uns erblich ist, ja geradezu wie ein Familienvermögen an die Nachkommen weitergegeben wird.»<BR>Die Strozzi waren eine der reichsten und mächtigsten Familien von Florenz... more...

  • Fire in the Cityby Lauro Martines

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 18.99

    A gripping and beautifully written narrative that reads like a novel, Fire in the City presents a compelling account of a key moment in the history of the Renaissance, illuminating the remarkable man who dominated the period, the charismatic Savonarola. Lauro Martines, whose decades of scholarship have made him one of the most admired historians... more...