Marco Polo Pocket Guide Tuscany: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips Explore Tuscany with this handy, pocket-sized, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Discover boutique hotels, authentic restaurants, the region's trendiest places, and get tips on shopping and what to do on a limited budget. There are plenty of ideas for travel with kids, and a summary of all the festivals and events that take place. Let Marco Polo show you all this wonderful Italian region has to offer... Tuscany is the epitome of beauty - terraced hills, silvery shimmering olive trees, perfectly laid-out red earth vineyards, stone walls, grazing sheep, dark green cypress trees lining feudal villas and farmhouses where people come together to enjoy wine and good food in the glow of the setting sun. This is a world from another time and one that stirs the soul. A trip through this part of Italy is a feast for all the senses. ... This is Tuscany! Your Marco Polo Tuscany Pocket Guide includes: Insider Tips - we show you the hidden gems and little-known secrets that offer a real insight into the region. Discover exquisite Tuscan caviar, enjoy a relaxed ride through the flower-filled Chianti hills on a Vespa or follow in the footsteps of Saint Francis of Assisi. Best of - find the best things to do for free, the best 'only in' Tuscany experiences, the best things to do if it rains and the best places to relax and spoil yourself. Sightseeing - all the top sights are organised by area so you can easily plan your trip. Discovery Tours - specially tailored tours will get you to the heart of Tuscany. From magnificent art to delightful bathing spots, you can experience all of Tuscany's unique character with these personal tours. Tuscany in full-colour - Marco Polo Pocket Guide Tuscany includes full-colour photos throughout the guide bringing the region to life offering you a real taste of what you can see and enjoy on your trip. Touring App - download any of the Discovery Tours to your smartphone, complete with the detailed route description and map exactly as featured in the guide, free of charge. The maps can be used offline too, so no roaming charges. The perfect navigational tool with distance indicators and landmarks highlighting the correct direction to travel in as well as GPS coordinates along the way. Enjoy stress-free sightseeing and never get lost again! Road Atlas and pull-out map - we've included a detailed road atlas and a handy, pull-out map so you can pop the guide in your bag for a full-on sightseeing day or head out with just the map to enjoy your Discovery Tour. A small street map of Florence is also included. Useful Italian phrases - the essential words and phrases are included to help you get by. Trust Marco Polo Pocket Guide Tuscany to show you around this fabulous Italian region. The comprehensive coverage and unique insights will ensure you experience everything Tuscany has to offer and more. The special tips, personal insights and unusual experiences will help you make the most of your trip - just arrive and enjoy.
Marco Polo maps feature completely up-to-date, digitally generated mapping. A fold-out overview map is ideal for route planning and 7 self-adhesive Marco Polo mark-it stickers can be used to pin-point a destination or route for future reference.
Marco Polo Spiral Guides are for travellers who have little time to prepare for a trip, don't want to miss anything, like to be inspired by great ideas for exciting days out and love all things ultra-practical and easy to use. At just $24.95 each, these inexpensive travel guides also include a street atlas and a separate pull-out map for easy navigation.
Marco Polo's Handbooks are the best value travel guides on the market! They cover everything a traveller could ever want to know about a destination, from its history to the best places to stay and eat and drink, from attractions and entertainment to practical information on topics like visas. The Marco Polo Handbooks are the perfect travel companion, with fantastic features including specially created tours to help a traveller explore a destination on foot, by bicycle or by public transport, as well as 3D illustrations of famous buildings and sights. For the first time ever in a travel guide, the Marco Polo Handbooks include infographics, so travellers can take in information about topics such as the Berlin Wall in a glance. And all this in an easily portable and attractive package!
Marco Polo and his book may seem to have been well served by scholars, yet the majority have been concerned to write about his travels in Asia, what he did or did not see, and how useful he is as a source on the East. John Critchley's subject, on the other hand, is the text of Polo's book itself and the political and ideological context - the crusades, the Mongol missions, the French presence in Italy - in which it was put together by its author(s), and read by its audience. The homogeneity of the 'original' Franco-Italian text and the accepted relationship between this text and the Latin recensions is tested by computer analysis. An examination of vocabulary and other textual features draws out the different attitudes and contributions of Polo himself and his various editors and translators. Critchley's book will be of interest not only to those concerned with the history of later medieval Europe but also to specialists in medieval Asia, who will find it useful to know about the background and composition of so famous and frequently cited a work. On pourrait penser que Marco Polo et son livre ont ete amplement debattus par les specialistes en la matiere, cependant la majorite a surtout ecrit A propos de ses voyages en Asie, ce qu'il avait ou n'avait pas vu et sur son utilite en tant que source de references sur l'Orient. Le sujet traite par John Critchley par contre, est le texte mAame du livre de Polo, ainsi que le contexte politique et ideologique - les croisades, les missions mongoles, la presence franAaise en Italie - dans lequel il a ete compose par son ou ses auteurs et dans lequel ses lecteurs ont pu le lire. L'homogeneAte du texte franco-italien d'origine et le rapport accepte entre celui-ci et les revisions latines ont ete analyses par ordinateur. Un examen du vocabulaire et d'autres caracteristiques litteraires fait transparaA(R)tre les differences d'attitudes et de contributions entre Polo
Marco Polo maps feature completely up-to-date, digitally generated mapping. The high quality cartography with distance indicators and scale converters aid route planning. The extensive coverage of the maps enables travellers to cross country boundaries with the same map. A fold-out overview map is ideal for route planning and 7 self-adhesive Marco Polo mark-it stickers can be used to pin-point a destination or route for future reference. Scenic routes and places of interest are highlighted - ideal for touring holidays. The maps also contain a comprehensive index and inset street plans of major cities. Map Scale - 1 : 200 000
Marco Polo Guides are packed with unique insider tips. Straightforward information is presented in an engaging format which will appeal to the young and the young at heart. Includes a street atlas and a separate pull-out map.
Lonely Planet's Florence & Tuscany is your most up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, take a food tour around Tuscany, and climb San Gimignano's medieval towers- all with your trusted travel companion.
Can one book really change the world? A handwritten manuscript by Marco Polo in 1288 did. Polo, son of a wealthy Italian merchant, wrote about his incredible experiences traveling to China with his father and uncle on a trade expedition, and also about his adventures as an envoy of Kublai Khan, the ruler of most of China. Polo's book became a bestseller in Europe in the fourteenth century. It was copied over and over by hand, translated into fourteen languages, and became one of the first books to be printed after the invention of moveable type. The tales inspired others—including Christopher Columbus in the fifteenth century—to seek new sea routes for trade. Polo's adventures—and manuscript—are one of world history's most pivotal moments.
Lively essays and color photography are combined with magazine-style information including money-savings tips, free attractions, activities for kids, and Web sites, along with expert evaluations of must-see sites, a street atlas, tabbed travel tips section, and bonus take-it-away with you mini restaurant guide and city map.