Florence is renowned for its Renaissance art, yet this celebrated city is more than just a tourist hub for galleries filled with gilt-framed paintings. Go beyond the facade of the palazzi and instead take a turn down the cobblestone side streets to discover vintage stores housing designer names, restaurants offering farm-to-table dishes and boutique hotels in 16th-century buildings.
Lost in Florence is the culmination of the author's popular blog by the same name and offers a comprehensive guide to the very best places to eat, drink, shop and explore in this magical Italian city. A series of itineraries mean you can get the most out of your visit, whether you have only a day or two or more, and daytrips to nearby places like Siena, Cinque Terre and the Chianti wine region are also included. Italians pride themselves on a quality of life – la dolce vita – and with this beautifully designed guidebook, you will discover those unique travel experiences beyond the tourist haunts.
Nardia Plumridge is an Australian freelance travel and lifestyle writer based in Italy. She regularly contributes to print and online publications in the UK, US and Australia with her work featured in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal, among others. She is also the Tuscan expert for Expedia and Olive magazine in the UK. Nardia’s love affair with Florence began as a teenage girl when she first visited the city aged 15. Since then, she has returned to Tuscany scores of times before relocating in 2012 and starting her website Lost in Florence (www.lostinflorence.it). As a journalist, she combines her passion for the city and its people with the pursuit of 'la dolce vita'.
Number of Pages: 232
Available: 1st March 2019
Publisher: Hardie Grant