No city but Florence contains such an intense concentration of art produced in such a short span of time. The sheer number and proximity of works of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Florence can be so overwhelming that Florentine hospitals treat hundreds of visitors each year for symptoms brought on by trying to see them all, an illness famously identified with the French author Stendhal. While most guidebooks offer only brief descriptions of a large number of works, with little discussion of the historical background, Judith Testa gives a fresh perspective on the rich and brilliant art of the Florentine Renaissance in An Art Lover's Guide to Florence. Concentrating on a number of the greatest works, by such masters as Botticelli and Michelangelo, Testa explains each piece in terms of what it meant to the people who produced it and for whom they made it, deftly treating the complex interplay of politics, sex, and religion that were involved in the creation of those works. With Testa as a guide, armchair travelers and tourists alike will delight in the fascinating world of Florentine art and history.
Planning your Travel Guide (Book one of a 4 part series about how to write and self-publish a travel guide. It will help streamline your travel guide writing process. I demystify the steps involved in writing and self-publishing a travel guide and provide you with the information and tools you need to achieve your self-publishing success. Your time is precious, and this planning guide speeds up your creative process. In this first book, we focus entirely on the Travel Guide Planning Process, in 7 manageable steps: Step One: Review Travel Guide Categories Step Two: Consider Angles, Themes, and Passions Step Three: Brainstorm Your Ideas Step Four: Research Your Competition Step Five: Reaching Your Target Audience Step Six: Write Your Descriptive Statement and Content Scope Step Seven: Create Your Working Title Leverage your Blog Content To take your travel blog to the next level, build your brand awareness and establish your subject-matter expertise, you need to expand your content offerings over and above simple blog articles. You may be tempted to skip this planning book and dive straight into the writing phase, but the more time you spend on this initial planning phase, the greater the benefit will be in the long-run. If you believe you have a fresh perspective or insights to bring to a destination you're passionate about, and want to earn passive income from your knowledge and expertise, this book is for you. As a travel blogger, the most obvious path to achieving a broader reach is to leverage your travel writing skills and repurpose the content you've already created on your blog. Free Downloads I've created a set of free downloadable workbooks, worksheets, and toolkits to help you naviagate your way through all of the steps needed to plan your travel guide. The How to Write and Self-Publish a Travel Guide Series Here's a summary of the other three books in the series: How to Write and Self-Publish a Travel Guide #2: Write Your Book As well as covering the core travel writing principles and choosing your writing style and tone, we'll also look at how to organize and structure your content, which is essential if you want to get your travel guide over the finish line. You'll discover how all the major travel guide publishers organize their content, and I'll help you evaluate the best approach for your travel guide. How to Write and Self-Publish and Travel Guide #3: Publish Your Book There are many paths to publication, but I'm going to help you self-publish your travel guides in e-book and print-on-demand versions. I'll provide you with best practices and time-saving tips for getting your book into the right distribution channels, and into the hands of your readers. How to Write and Self-Publish a Travel Guide #4: Market Your Book You will need to start marketing your book even before it's available at book retailers, but this is the fourth book in the series because you will need to define your long-term content marketing strategy to keep your book in the forefront of your readers' minds. It's a constant cycle of marketing and promotion, and I'll show you how to leverage your travel blog and social media channels to raise your book's profile. Each book in this travel writing series covers a distinct set of activities to get your thoughts organized, together they take you from the seed of an idea to passive income stream. It's how I was able to quit my corporate job to become a full-time travel writer and digital nomad. If you're a travel blogger looking to make more money - isn't it time you wrote a travel guide?
The ultimate guide to the food scene in Massachusetts provides the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate local culinary offerings. Written for residents and visitors alike to find producers and purveyors of tasty local specialties, as well as a rich array of other, indispensable food-related information including: food festivals and culinary events; specialty food shops; farmers’ markets and farm stands; trendy restaurants and time-tested iconic landmarks; and recipes using local ingredients and traditions.
A family-focused guidebook to Italy for traveling with children ages 4 to 12. DK Eyewitness Travel: Family Guide Italy offers you the best things to see and do on a family vacation to Rome, Venice, Florence, and throughout Italy. Each spread bursts with family-focused travel tips and ideas for activities that will engage children, from pony-trekking in Gran Sasso National Park in Abruzzo to spending the night next to the shark tank at the Aquarium of Genoa in Liguria to visiting the Colosseum in Rome. What's inside: + Each major sight is treated as a "hub" destination, around which to plan a day. Plus, DK's custom illustrations and reconstructions of city sights give real cultural insight. + "Let off steam" suggestions and eating options around each attraction enable the entire family to recharge. + Maps outline the nearest parks, playgrounds, and public restrooms. + "Take shelter" sections suggest indoor activities for rainy days. + Language section lists essential words and phrases. + Dedicated "Kids' Corner" features include cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games, and riddles to inform and entertain young travelers. + Listings provide family-friendly hotels and dining options. Written by travel experts and parents who understand the need to keep children entertained while enjoying family time together, DK Eyewitness Travel: Family Guide Italy offers child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel information, budget guidance, age-range suitability, and activities for Italy.
DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy, from the groundbreaking family travel series, is written by parents and guarantees the entire family will enjoy their trip to Italy. The guide also includes dedicated "Kids Corners" that feature cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games, and riddles to inform, surprise, and entertain young travelers as they explore everything Italy has to offer. With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel information, language tips, budget guidance, age range suitability, and activities for every area, DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel. Now available in PDF.
The first monograph to appear in English on the Last Supper frescoes in Quattrocento Florence, this study examines the effect of gender on the contextualized perceptions of the male and female religious who viewed the Florentine Last Supper images. Using archival, literary and cultural sources, and by examining a wide range of contexts, Diana Hiller argues that the religious viewers’ perceptions of the refectory frescoes were gendered.
The new, full-colour Rough Guide to Tuscany and Umbria is the ultimate travel guide to some of Europe's most popular tourist destinations. Covering the region more comprehensively than any other guide, it's packed with up-to-date and expert information on all the attractions, from the great museums of Florence and Siena to the tiny rural hill-towns, as well as guiding you to the best of the beaches, forests, mountains and vineyard-clad hills. It also it gives you the lowdown on the best hotels and restaurants for all budgets, and illuminates the sights with background information on history, folklore, art, architecture and festivals. Dozens of photographs and easy-to-use colour maps complete a guide that has long been established as the best you can buy.
Art lovers are passionate seekers, but locating the works of the great masters can often present a challenge. In The Art Lover’s Pocket Guide, author Dr. Henry P. Traverso offers a guide to locating the works of the most popular and well-known Western visual artists worldwide. Featuring diverse artists such as Joseph Albers, Picasso, Monet, Francisco de Zurbaran, and a host of others, this comprehensive handbook provides essential biographical information and historical context for more than 250 visual artists. It follows with an orderly list of each artist’s works and where those works are located throughout the world, including museums, galleries, churches, monasteries, athenaeums, universities, parks, and libraries in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Both an easy-to-search database and a crash course in art history, The Art Lover’s Pocket Guide provides an enhanced understanding of the arts along with the tools needed to plan an art history trip and to better navigate museums.