By Francis Russell
"The writer has accomplished the close to impossible…a must-squeeze-into-hand-baggage or the again pack."—House and Garden
"A minor classic."—The occasions Literary Supplement
This own, and beautifully well-informed, collection of the main profitable cities, towns, villages, and person monuments in Italy is the definitive guidebook for the discerning vacationer. the writer has been traveling Italy, for learn, for paintings, and for excitement, for over fifty years, and is the ideal significant other in case you need to know approximately greater than the most obvious attractions.
As good as comprehensively protecting the best attractions within the significant vacationer facilities of Rome, Florence, Venice, and in different places, Francis Russell discusses and describes the ignored, or little-known, masterpieces which are nonetheless to be came upon the size and breadth of the Italian peninsula. In a e-book that would teach and astonish the professional as definitely because it will advisor and tell the first-time customer, the writer chooses and explores palaces and gardens, urban squares and lonely church buildings, frescoes and altarpieces, nice museums and tiny ruins that jointly offer a richly textured portrait of a rustic the place the historical past and styles of civilization lie extra thickly than anyplace else on earth.
This ebook will immeasurably increase and increase the visitor's adventure of the main visited kingdom on this planet, through advantage of its sensitivity, its knowledge, and its deep wisdom, and via its bright, eloquent, and pleasing exposition.
Francis Russell used to be trained at Oxford. he's deputy chairman of Christies and makes a speciality of outdated grasp and Italian paintings.
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101 Places in Italy: A Private Grand Tour: 1001 Unforgettable Works of Art by Francis Russell