by Dana Facaros
Cadogan’s newly updated guide misses no treats in this popular Italian region of golden charm. With their accustomed dry wit and insight, Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls travel the wine roads of Chianti, test local gourmet delicacies, wax lyrical about hilltop villages, delve into the glorious artistic and architectural heritage of Florence, bring to light murky tales of Medici decadence, and at the end of the day tell you simply where to relax and drink in the sunset. This guide includes entertaining and illuminating insights into medieval secrets and Renaissance intrigues. It provides reliable and discerning listings of where to stay, eat, shop and play for all budgets as well as practical and informed advice on where to fish, ride, ski, pothole or joust.