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on 27 June 2012
I bought this book as I was planning to take a road trip throughout tuscany in June 2012. It was remarkably handy to have before, throughout and after the trip! It was perfect for references of places, reading on the history of the places, and helped incredibly a lot in deciding what to see and what to miss.
However, what I loved most about the book was the detailed recommendations/reviews for places to eat - whether it was an expensive, fancy restuarant or a 'hole-in-the-wall' in Florence for a sandwich. We never visited an overly expensive place or had a bad experience because of it.
Nonetheless, there was some disadvantages of the book. As it was covering Florence AND Tuscany, it was aiming to cover a lot in very little room. There was no one map of tuscany for driving - although that proved not to be so difficult because of signs everywhere. I also felt that it missed out on a few towns/villages/landscapes that were absolutely perfect - but this is only a matter of an update in the next version!
Overall, a well set out book with recommendations, stories, history, descriptions and in-depth advise.