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50 places in Rome, Florence and Venice every woman should go

Author: Susan Van Allen
Publisher: Palo Alto : Travelers' Tales, an imprint of Solas House, Inc., 2014.
Series: 100 places
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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
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Van Allen, Susan.
50 places in Rome, Florence and Venice every woman should go.
Palo Alto : Travelers' Tales, an imprint of Solas House, Inc., 2014
(DLC) 2014034248
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Van Allen
ISBN: 9781609520960 1609520963
OCLC Number: 869266414
Description: xiv, 257 pages : illustrations, maps ; 19 cm.
Contents: Preface: Italy's Big Three --
ROME --
1. The Campidoglio, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill --
2. The Pieta, Saint Peter's Basilica --
3. Rome's Santa Maria Churches --
4. Rome's Churches Dedicated to Female Saints --
5. Catacombs of Priscilla --
6. Bernini's Beautiful Broads and the Palazzo Borghese --
7. Villa Farnesina --
8. Palazzo Barberini --
9. Palazzo Colonna --
10. Taste Rome --
11. Cooking with Daniela del Balzo --
12. Study Italian in Rome --
13. Hiking and Biking in Rome --
14. Roman Spas and Hair Salons --
15. Shopping in Rome --
16. Live Music, Opera, and Puppet Shows in Rome --
Side Trips from Rome --
17. Villa D'Este, Tivoli --
18. Celebrate the Goddess Diana in Nemi --
19. Sperlonga --
FLORENCE --
20. Venuses, Madonnas, and Judith at The Uffizi --
21. Santa Maria Novella --
22. Annunciations --
23. The Costume Gallery at the Pitti Palace --
24. Palazzo Davanzati --
25. Casa Guidi : Elizabeth Barret Browning's Apartment --
26. Tastes of Florence --
27. Backstage at Il Mercato Centrale --
28. Florence Spas and a Hair Salon --
29. A Walk and a Bike Ride in Florence --
30. Learn Florentine Artisan Crafts --
31. Shopping in Florence --
32. Entertainment in Florence --
Side Trips from Florence --
33. Gardens Outside Florence --
34. Prato : Home to Mary's Sacred Girdle and Salome Dancing --
35. Siena : City of Saint Catherine --
VENICE --
36. Santa Maria Churches in Venice --
37. Madonnas by Titian, Bellini, and Tintoretto --
38. Palazzo Mocenigo --
39. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection --
40. Palazzo Fortuny --
41. Taste Venice --
42. Cooking Class with Patrizia --
43. A Venetian Spa and Hair Salons --
44. Craft Classes in Venice --
45. Active Venetian Adventures --
46. Shopping in Venice --
47. Music in Venice --
Side Trips from Venice --
48. The Scrovegni Chapel : Padua --
49. Villa Valmarana Ai Nani : Vicenza --
50. Asolo --
APPENDICES: Tips for Italian Travel; Budget Travel Tips; Packing Tips; Online Resources.
Series Title: 100 places
Other Titles: Fifty places in Rome, Florence and Venice every woman should go
Responsibility: Susan Van Allen.

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"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"--

"With passion, humor, and helpful details, this book inspires readers to discover masterpieces, sensual delights, and adventures in Italy's best cities. Susan Van Allen, savvy girlfriend whispering in readers' ears, cuts through guidebook gobbledygook and steers women to create the Italian vacation of their dreams"--

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