Florence is famed as the home of the Renaissance and the city is without doubt one of the finest open-air museums in the world, brought to life here through the book's striking photography. Explore Florence is a brand new guide and the ideal pocket companion when discovering the city: a full-colour guide containing 15 easy-to-follow routes, taking in the outstanding collection of Renaissance art at the Uffizi Gallery, views of this most beautiful of cities from Piazzale Michelangelo and excursions to the Tuscan towns of Siena and Pisa. Insight's trademark cultural coverage perfectly sets the routes in context, with introductions to Florence's cuisine, artisan shopping and key historical dates. Each route guides you through an interesting neighbourhood with clear directions, a detailed map and authentic places to eat and drink along the way. The directory section contains a wealth of practical information including a language guide and a range of carefully selected hotels to suit all budgets. All routes are also plotted on the pull-out map. Whether you are new to the region or a repeat visitor, and however long your stay, Explore Florence will help you discover the very best of this stunning Tuscan city.