Frommer's Florence, Tuscany & Umbria (2008) (Frommer's by John Moretti

By John Moretti

Meticulously researched via our professional writer, Frommer’s Florence, Tuscany & Umbria is the single advisor you want to observe the region’s creative treasures, Renaissance structure, rustic villages, vineyards, and marvelous procuring. This authoritative consultant will display the simplest wines and hearty nearby eating, inform you easy methods to lease your personal romantic villa, ship you on scenic motorbike excursions, and lead you clear of the vacationer crowds so that you can detect the real style and leisurely speed of this sunny nook of Italy. We’ll express you the simplest of Florence and its treasure trove of paintings and structure, then take you thru the medieval alleyways of Siena, alongside the Chianti street, and to attractive cities like San Gimignano, Lucca, Assisi, Perugia, and extra. each one of our sincere, in-depth lodge reports relies on a up to date own inspection; each eating place has been attempted in my view; and each sight, store, and walk was once looked at intimately. You’ll get the most recent trip-planning suggestion, worthwhile cultural insights, excellent suggestions for venturing off the overwhelmed course, and distinct, actual maps. With Frommer’s in hand, it’s a snap to layout the Italian experience that’s best for you.

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The procession starts sometime after 7pm and arrives at the Duomo around 11pm. For details, call & 0583-723-499. Usually held December 23. Display of the Virgin’s Girdle, Prato, Tuscany. This is the final and most sumptuous of the five yearly occasions on which the bishop releases Mary’s Sacred Girdle—the belt she handed to Thomas upon her Assumption— from its jewel-encrusted treasure chest and shows it to the people massed inside the Duomo and crowding the piazza outside. Plenty of Renaissancestyled drummers and fifers are in attendance.

The July 2 event. And they do it all over again on August 16. For more inforClassical Concerts in the Roman mation, see chapter 6, or contact Theater, Gubbio, Umbria. In the valSiena’s Ufficio Informazione Turisley below town, you get the Roman tico, Piazza del Campo 56 (& 0577experience by attending concerts in the 280-551; fax 0577-270-676). July 2. D. theater. Meanwhile, up in town, the Umbria Jazz, Perugia, Umbria. This Gubbio Festival brings in internahas been one of Europe’s top jazz events tional performers for more of the same for more than 30 years—2 weeks of perin less scenic settings.

You can dine inside the rustic farmhouse or out on the famous tree-shaded terrace, with its distant view of Florence. The food is classic, well-prepared Florentine. See p. 136. • La Cantinetta di Rignana (Chianti; & 055-852-601): After an eternity of potholes and twisting dirt roads, you’ll come upon a group of houses lost in the hills between Greve and Badia a Passignano. Curing meats hang in the doorway, and the clothcovered tables are amusingly lit by end-table lamps. The homemade pasta is first-rate, as are the grilled meats.

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