Susan Van Allen's 50 Places in Rome, Florence and Venice Every Woman Should PDF

By Susan Van Allen

ISBN-10: 1609520963

ISBN-13: 9781609520960

Following the significantly acclaimed 100 areas in Italy each lady may still Go, Susan Van Allen provides new gemstones to her choice of the easiest spots for girl tourists in Italy's most well liked towns, (Rome, Florence, and Venice), besides attractive Golden Day itineraries to make holiday desires come precise. Like a savvy visitor female friend whispering on your ear, she publications readers to masterpieces the place ladies are glorified — from Rome's Pieta to Florence's Birth of Venus, top spots for wine tasting, chocolate, and gelato, artisan purchasing reviews to satisfy leather-based craftsmen or glass blowers, and locations for adventures — from rolling pasta to rowing like a gondolier. Plus, there are clean, useful information, giving readers insider's secrets and techniques for what to pack, the simplest locations to get their hair styled, and the way to discount for souvenirs.
Whatever your temper or price range, even if it is your first or twenty first stopover at to Italy, 50 areas in Rome, Florence, and...

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It’s Judith, chopping off the head of General Holofernes, complete with spurting blood. ” look. According to the Old Testament, Judith was a widow who got fed up with her Israeli countrymen in their fight against the Assyrians, so she took matters into her own hands, got all dolled up, and went to visit the enemy’s General Holofernes. Clever woman that she was, Judith promised him helpful information and sexual favors, which she never made good on. The general lusted after Judith, and threw a banquet where he became “sodden with wine,” expecting some nooky afterward.

Venice (Italy)--Guidebooks. 4. Women--Travel--Italy--Guidebooks. 5. Women travelers--Italy--Guidebooks. 6. Italy--Guidebooks. I. Title. II. Title: Fifty places in Rome, Florence and Venice every woman should go. 56’3204--dc23 2014032561 First Edition Printed in the United States 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 To my grandparents, Nana and Papa, who sent postcards from Italy Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life. — ANNA AKHMATOVA, RUSSIAN POET Preface: Italy’s Big Three SECTION I ROME 1 The Campidoglio, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill 2 The Pietà, 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 Galleria 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 & 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 SECTION II 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 Barrett Browning’s Apartment 26 Taste 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 SECTION III 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 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 in Padua 49 Villa Valmarana Ai Nani in Vicenza 50 Asolo Appendix 1 Tips for Italian Travel Appendix 2 Budget Travel Tips Appendix 3 Packing Online Resources Acknowledgments About the Author ROME, FLORENCE, VENICE… Say the words and iconic images emerge: Colosseum, Duomo, Grand Canal.

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