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Florence Hotel Deals. After viewing Michelangelo's "David," stroll through the bustling outdoor markets. Find elegant European hotels near the Duomo, or head up the hills to quaint family-run pensions that offer spectacular vistas and authentic Italian cooking.

Tour FlorenceFlorence (Lonely Planet City Guides S.) Tour Florence. This guidebook features day trips into the Tuscan countryside including Siena, Pisa and the wine centres of Il Chianti. It also includes a section on Florentine painting and sculpture and information on cookery, football, opera and nightclubs.

Florence and TuscanyFlorence and Tuscany (Eyewitness Travel Guides) Tour Florence. Your holiday starts here! From hill-top towns to renaissance masterpieces, this essential guide reveals all you need to know about Florence and Tuscany. Unique cutaway maps and 3D models will take you round some of Italy's finest architecture and hidden natural treasures. Recommendations for authentic trattorias where you can sample the local fare will ensure you return to this wonderful region.

Florence is a Renaissance city famous for its art and architecture. You'll find history and culture in every corner, tucked among the city's many piazzas, beautiful churches and fascinating museums. The spectacular Uffizi Gallery houses the works of such masters as Titian, Botticelli, Michelangelo and da Vinci. Don't miss the Duomo, the symbol of Florence, or the sunset over the Arno River and be sure to visit the Chianti region just south of the city for a taste of its famous wines.

The Story of the Great Cathedral in FlorenceBrunelleschi's Dome: The Story of the Great Cathedral in Florence Tour Florence. Even in an age of soaring skyscrapers and cavernous sports stadiums, the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, with its immense, terracotta-tiled cupola, still retains a rare power to astonish. Yet the elegance of the building belies the tremendous labour, technical ingenuity and bitter personal strife involved in its creation. For over a century after work on the cathedral began in 1296, the proposed dome was regarded as all but impossible to build because of its enormous size. The greatest architectural puzzle of its age, when finally completed in 1436 the dome was hailed as one of the great wonders of the world. To this day, it remains the highest and widest masonry dome ever built. This book tells the extraordinary story of how the cupola was raised, from its conception to its consecration. Also told is the story of the dome's architect, the brilliant and volatile Filippo Brunelleschi. Denounced as a madman at the start of his labours, he was celebrated at their end as a great genius. His life was one of ambition, ingenuity, rivalry and intrigue - a human drama set against the plagues, wars, political feuds and intellectual ferments of Renaissance Florence, the glorious era for which the dome remains the most compelling symbol.

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