A welcome addition to White Star’s distinguished library of travel photography books, this sumptuous volume takes readers on a spectacular voyage of discovery of the artistic and cultural heritage of one of Italy’s most beloved regions. Evoking the harmony that exists between the region’s spectacular natural beauty and the impressive achievements of humankind, hundreds of photographs take us through the small towns and cities of Tuscany, with an entire section devoted to the splendors that are unique to Florence. These images reveal off-the-beaten track facets of the region that readers could never experience without the benefit of these stunning photographs. From details of gorgeous frescoes and superb statuary to photographs portraying the wide variety of architecture, The Treasures of Florence and Tuscany showcases the vitality and timeless beauty of this land. We are given the unique opportunity to admire, up close, the intricate marble carvings of the Campanile of the Duomo of Siena and to view, through spectacular panoramic shots, the terracotta rooftops of Florence. We are transported to fields of sunflowers and hilltops dotted with majestic cyprus trees, which provide a splendid backdrop for the rustic architecture of ancient monasteries and farmhouses that have withstood the test of time. A superb souvenir for travelers to Italy or an enticing retreat for armchair travelers, this volume provides an accessible an appealing overview of one of Italy’s most legendary regions.
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