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Sinopsis: In "Hidden Tuscany," acclaimed author John Keahey takes the reader into a part of Tuscany beyond the usual tourist destinations of Chianti, Florence, and Siena. The often overlooked western portion of Tuscany is rich with history, cuisine, and scenery begging to be explored, and Keahey encourages travelers to abandon itineraries and let the grooves in the road and the curves of the coast guide your journey instead.
Follow Keahey as he turns off the "autostrada" and takes roads barely two lanes wide to discover fishing villages along the Tuscan sea. Then move inland into rolling foothills adorned with cherry orchards, ancient olive groves, and sweeping vineyards that produce wines that challenge Chianti's best. Here it is still possible to follow the paths of Romans, Crusaders, and pilgrims from throughout the western world who were eager to reach Rome.
"Hidden Tuscany" provides intriguing images of places such as Livorno, a port city with canals; Pietrasanta, Tuscany's "Citta d'Arte"; and Capraia, an island formed by volcanoes. Keahey engages with the inhabitants of these enchanting landscapes, whether sculptors who toil in marble studios or residents whose own memories and traditions illuminate major moments in world history.
From coastal towns to vineyards farther inland to the Tuscan archipelago, Keahey reminds us that each village, city, and island has its own unique story to tell. For armchair travelers and vacation seekers alike, "Hidden Tuscany" brings a new side of this classic Italian region to life, and the result is mesmerizing.
About the Author: John Keahey is a travel writer and former award-winning newsman. A native of Idaho and graduate of the University of Utah with degrees in history and marketing, he first stepped onto Italian soil in 1986. Enchanted by what he found--stunning ancient ruins, unique food, magnificent countryside, and, most important, warm and engaging people--he has returned nearly every year since. His other travel narratives include "Seeking Sicily: A Cultural Journey Through Myth and Reality in the Heart of the Mediterranean," "Venice Against the Sea: A City Besieged," and "A Sweet and Glorious Land: Revisiting the Ionian Sea." Keahey lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife and partner Connie Disney, a freelance book designer.
Título: Hidden Tuscany: Discovering Art, Culture, ...
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Descripción Thorndike Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Nº de ref. de la librería G1410472434I3N10
Descripción Thorndike Press, 2014. Estado de conservación: Good. Lrg. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP86906720
Descripción Thorndike Press, 2014. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Lrg. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP93375570
Descripción Thorndike Press, 2014. Estado de conservación: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Nº de ref. de la librería 2778920778
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Descripción Estado de conservación: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 97814104724343.0
Descripción Thorndike Press, 2014. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Lrg. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Nº de ref. de la librería 1410472434