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DK Eyewitness Pocket Map and Guide: Florence [Paperback]

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1 July 2010 DK Eyewitness Pocket Map and Guide
The DK Eyewitness Pocket Map & Guide Florence will lead you straight to the best attractions Florence has on offer. Fully illustrated with coverage of all the major sights from the iconic Duomo of Florence to the Boboli gardens and the finest galleries and museums, this handy travel guide includes an ingenious and easy to use fold-out Florence map so you will never get lost. With comprehensive area-by-area information and referencing this guide recommends the best hotels, restaurants, bars, shops and cultural attractions within this beautiful and historic city. Whether you are exploring San Lorenzo or the Campo dei Miracoli, revelling in the vibrant city centres and bustling market places or looking for advice on some great places to eat and drink don't miss a thing on your holiday with the DK Eyewitness Pocket Map & Guide Florence.

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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (1 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405353198
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405353199
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 7.2 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 320,294 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Light enough to slip into your pocket, but still contains all the crucial info (Independent on Sunday)

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4.0 out of 5 stars A handy little guide 10 Aug 2010
By Thomas Pots TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
We spent July 2010 in Florence. We bought DK's much bigger "Florence & Tuscany" guide to plan the trip, but we were travelling light and found it a bit big to take along. Instead we used this colourful pocket guide.

Essentially, what you get is a dramatically cut-down version of the bigger guide, covering mainly the city of Florence, plus Oltrarno, and day trips in Tuscany. It has a three-panel cover, which folds out so you can use the maps at the back at the same time as using the rest of the book. The book itself divides the city into four colour-coded areas, each of which features highlights for the tourist. The items are numbered and cross-referenced on additional little maps within the book. It all works well - we had no real difficulties with it, except when finding the correct map when cross-referencing.

The content is inevitably touristy. It focuses on what a holidaymaker is most likely to want to see/do during a vacation there. It therefore features all the tourist-traps. However, as with its bigger brother, it also finds space for plenty of other points of interest that will take you away to some of the less busy places in Florence.

If you are visiting Florence, there is enough in this guide to keep you busy for a fortnight. As with many of DK's guides, the restaurant recommendations are not really worth bothering with, as there are so many to choose from. Otherwise, it's a very nice pocket-sized thing to have with you as you walk around Florence.

If you are considering buying this guide, buy it before you leave the UK. The ones on sale in Florence cost a rip-off 7 Euro!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hany Book 17 April 2012
By Selina
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Took this little pocket guide with us to Florence, absolutely brilliant, kept it with us and didn't get lost once.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect 26 Oct 2011
Format:Paperback
This book was perfect for what we needed. We are on a cruise and only had one day to spend in the city. The map pointed out the biggest attractions, gave us enough information on everything to decide what we really wanted to see, and helped us to get around the city with ease. I would highly reccomend this book and will purchase others in the collection in the future.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pocket map 13 Sep 2011
Format:Paperback
OK for getting about but not much use for information, handy for slipping in you pocket and helpful being waterproof.
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