Ten books to take to Tuscany

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The Lives of the Artists (Oxford World's Classics)
1.  The Lives of the Artists (Oxford World's Classics) by Giorgio Vasari
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  "Over 500 years old, but still the richest resource for Tuscan Renaissance art"
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The Savage Garden
2.  The Savage Garden by Mark Mills
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  "Poolside reading, Tuscan style. Landscape, romance, and mystery."
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War in Val D'Orcia: An Italian War Diary, 1943-1944
3.  War in Val D'Orcia: An Italian War Diary, 1943-1944 by Iris Origo
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  "Contemporary account of wartime trauma in what was then a rural backwater."
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Frommer's Tuscany and Umbria with Your Family: From Renaissance Architecture to Stunning Scenery (Frommers With Your Family Series)
4.  Frommer's Tuscany and Umbria with Your Family: From Renaissance Architecture to Stunning Scenery (Frommers With Your Family Series) by Donald Strachan
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  "The only guidebook to Tuscany written from the ground up for family visitors."
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The Divine Comedy (Oxford World's Classics)
5.  The Divine Comedy (Oxford World's Classics) by Dante Alighieri
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  "The original Tuscan epic poem, which gave birth to the Italian language."
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The Prince (Penguin Classics)
6.  The Prince (Penguin Classics) by Niccolo Machiavelli
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  "A classic of realist political thought that's more subtle than you expect."
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Hawkwood: Diabolical Englishman
7.  Hawkwood: Diabolical Englishman by Frances Stonor Saunders
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  "Historical page-turner about an English mercenary in medieval Tuscany."
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Frommer's Florence and Tuscany Day by Day (Frommer's Day by Day - Pocket)
8.  Frommer's Florence and Tuscany Day by Day (Frommer's Day by Day - Pocket) by Donald Strachan
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  "Pocket-sized guidebook with 34 maps and 28 self-guided tours round the region."
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Sienese Painting: The Art of a City-Republic (1278-1477) (World of Art)
9.  Sienese Painting: The Art of a City-Republic (1278-1477) (World of Art) by Timothy Hyman
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  "The definitive guide to painting in Siena, for experts or beginners."
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The Stones of Florence and Venice Observed (Penguin Modern Classics)
10.  The Stones of Florence and Venice Observed (Penguin Modern Classics) by Mary McCarthy
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  "The history of a city told through the lives, obsessions, and fates of its great artists."
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