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Table of Contents
List of Maps. What's New in Tuscany and Umbria. 1. The Best of Tuscany and Umbria. 2. Planning Your Trip to Tuscany and Umbria. 3. Settling into Florence: Birthplace of the Renaissance. 4. Exploring Florence. 5. The Chianti, Siena and the Western Hill Towns. 6. Lucca and Northwestern Tuscany. 7. Pisa, Tuscany's Coast and the Maremma. 8. Southern Tuscany. 9. Arezzo and Northeastern Tuscany. 10. Perugia, Assisi and Northern Umbria. 11. Spoleto and Southern Umbria. Appendix A: Tuscany and Umbria in Depth. 1. A Look at the Past. 2. Art and Architecture 101. 3. A Taste of Tuscany and Umbria. 4. Recommended Books and Films. Appendix B. 1. Molto Italiano: A Basic Italian Vocabulary. 2. From Antipasti to Zuppa Inglese: Italian Menu Terms. 3. Knowing Your Apse from Your Ambone: A Glossary of Architectural and Art Terms. Index.
About the Author Reid Bramblett learned Italian on the playground of a Roman parochial school when he was 12, explored Italy with his parents for 2 years in a hippie-orange VW camper, and spent a year studying there during a break from the anthropology department at Cornell. After a stint in Frommer's editorial offices, Reid vaulted over the desk to write Frommer's first guide to Tuscany and Umbria and hasn't stopped exploring, learning, interviewing, taking notes, and reporting it all in guidebooks since. He has also written Frommer's Memorable Walks in New York, is a coauthor of Frommer's Italy from USD70 a Day, and contributes to Frommer's Europe and Frommer's Europe from USD70 a Day. When not on the road, he lives in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia.