By Susan Van Allen
Following the significantly acclaimed 100 areas in Italy each lady should still Go, Susan Van Allen provides new gem stones to her number of the simplest spots for woman tourists in Italy's most well liked towns, (Rome, Florence, and Venice), besides attractive Golden Day itineraries to make holiday desires come real. Like a savvy traveller female friend whispering on your ear, she courses 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 stories to satisfy leather-based craftsmen or glass blowers, and areas for adventures — from rolling pasta to rowing like a gondolier. Plus, there are clean, useful guidance, giving readers insider's secrets and techniques for what to pack, the easiest locations to get their hair styled, and the way to cut price for souvenirs.
Whatever your temper or price range, even if it is your first or twenty first stopover at to Italy, 50 locations in Rome, Florence, and...
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50 Places in Rome, Florence and Venice Every Woman Should Go. Includes Budget Tips, Online Resources, & Golden Days by Susan Van Allen