Adventure Guide: Tuscany & Umbria (Hunter Travel Guides) by Emma Jones

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By Emma Jones

This history-rich sector bargains a few of Italy's vintage landscapes - pole-straight cypress bushes lining dusty farm roads, rolling hills that extend so far as the attention can see, fields of vivid sunflowers, medieval villages perched on rocky spurs above crashing surf. stopover at all of them with this accomplished consultant that is helping you discover the superior areas. A mostly untouched beach and guarded wild parts in basic terms upload to the attraction of this most sensible holiday vacation spot. local chapters take you on an introductory travel, with stops at museums, ancient websites and native sights. areas to stick and consume; transportation to, from and round your vacation spot; functional matters; tourism contacts - it is all herel distinct neighborhood and city maps characteristic strolling and using excursions. Then come the adventures - fishing, canoeing, climbing, rafting, llama journeys and extra. by no means galloped alongside a seashore on horseback, trekked up a mountain, explored historic websites? additionally comprises vast lists of instructed clothes shops, with all touch information - e mail, site, cellphone quantity and site. event courses are approximately residing extra intensely, waking as much as your atmosphere and actually experiencing all that you just

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Ruccellai 9, Florence) Electricity n 19 Church of England (Via Maggio 16, Florence) Florence Synagogue (Via Farini 4) n Electricity The electric current is 50Hz 220V, with two-hole round-pronged plugs (adaptors are necessary). n Opening Times n Communications Mail: Stamps (francobolli) can be purchased at tabacchi (tobacco and newspaper shops) or at the Post Office; specify the destination before you purchase. Phone: Public telephones accept coins, cards (carta telefonica, available from newsstands, tabacchi and some caffès in denominations of i5 and, increasingly, credit cards.

From here, revelers in traditional costumes follow a cart crammed full of fireworks as it is dragged to the Duomo by huge white oxen. Once it arrives – and this is where events take a decidedly strange turn – the fireworks are detonated by a plastic dove that hurtles down a wire joining the cart to the cathedral’s main altar. Florence Campanile di Giotto (Piazza del Duomo 1, daily, 8:30 am-7:30 pm, i6): A stunning example of the Gothic bell-tower style, the 85-m-high (279-ft) quadratic campanile, standing detached next to the Duomo (as is the Italian tradition), was constructed between 1334 and 1359 to the same three-tiered marble design as the Duomo.

Tower Via . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . road Viale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . avenue Vicolo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . alley n Religion Although currently in decline, Italy’s dominant religion is Roman Catholicism (80% of inhabitants). Churches are generally open from 7 am-noon and from 4:30-6 pm. English-Language Services Santa Maria del Fiore (Piazza del Duomo, Florence, Sat, 5 pm) Chiesa di San Giovanni di Dio (Borgo Orgnissanti 16, Florence, Sun and holidays, 10 am) St James American Episcopal (Via B.

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