9781609520960

50 Places in Rome, Florence and Venice Every Woman Should Go Includes Budget Tips, Online Resources, & Golden Days

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    9781609520960

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    1609520963

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-11-11
  • Publisher: Travelers' Tales
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Summary

Following the critically acclaimed 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, Susan Van Allen adds new gems to her selection of the best spots for female travelers in Italy's most popular cities, (Rome, Florence, and Venice), along with enticing Golden Day itineraries to make vacation dreams come true. Like a savvy traveler girlfriend whispering in your ear, she guides readers to masterpieces where women are glorified — from Rome's Pieta to Florence's Birth of Venus, best spots for wine tasting, chocolate, and gelato, artisan shopping experiences to meet leather craftsmen or glass blowers, and places for adventures — from rolling pasta to rowing like a gondolier. Plus, there are fresh, practical tips, giving readers insider's secrets for what to pack, the best places to get their hair styled, and how to bargain for souvenirs.

Whatever your mood or budget, whether it's your first or 21st visit to Italy, 50 Places in Rome, Florence, and Venice Every Woman Should Go opens the door to extraordinary experiences that fully immerse travelers in the beautiful, fascinating, and delicious pleasures of the Bel Paese.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Preface: Italy’s Big Three
ROME
1. The Campidoglio, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill
2. The Pieta
3. Santa Maria Churches
4. Churches Dedicated to Female Saints
5. Catacombs of Priscilla
6. Bernini’s Beautiful Broads and the Palazzo Borghese
7. Palazzo Barberini
8. Villa Farnesina
9. Palazzo Colonna and Princess Isabella’s Apartments
10. Spas and Hair Salons
11. Cooking Class with Daniela del Balzo
12. Hiking in Rome and Biking the Appian Way
13. Favorite Tastes: Caffe, Chocolate, Gelato
14. Wine Bars
15. Favorite Shopping: Leather, Shoes, Lingerie, Jewelry, Antiques
16. Entertainment
Day Trips
17. Villa D’Este, Tivoli
18. Nemi
What’s Free in Rome
FLORENCE
19. Venuses, Madonnas, and Judith at The Uffizi
20. Santa Maria Churches
21. Annunciations
22. The Costume Gallery at the Pitti Palace
23. Palazzo Davanzati
24. Casa Guidi: Elizabeth Barret Browning’s Apartment
25. Spas and Hair Salons
26. Cooking Class with La Divina Cucina
27. Craft Classes: Jewelry, Leather, Ceramics
28. Hiking and Biking in Florence
29. Favorite Tastes: Caffe, Chocolate, Gelato
30. Wine Bars
31. Favorite Shopping: Leather, Shoes, Lingerie, Jewelry, Farmacias, Ceramics, Antiques
32. Entertainment
Day Trips:
33. Gardens on the Outskirts of Florence
34. Prato: Home to Mary’s Sacred Girdle and Salome Dancing
What’s Free in Florence

VENICE
35. Santa Maria Churches
36. Madonnas by Titian, Bellini, and Tintoretto
37. Palazzo Mocenigo
38. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection
39. Palazzo Fortuny
40. Spas and Hair Salons
41. Cooking Class with Patrizia
42. Craft Classes: Mask Making Class, Jewelry making, Mosaics
43. Rowing in Venice, Biking in Sant’Erasmo
44. Favorite Tastes: Caffe, Chocolate, Gelato
46. Wine Bars
*47. Favorite Shopping: Leather, Glass, Paper, Embroidery, Jewelry
*48. Entertainment
Day Trips
49. Padua
50. Asolo
What’s Free in Venice
APPENDIX:
Travel Tips
Packing Tips
Online Resources
Acknowledgments

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