Florence: A Traveler’s Guide to its Gems & Giants, Patty Civalleri

Created for today’s attention-challenged traveler, this Florence city guidebook links the back-stories of the Renaissance giants with the historical sites throughout the city. It uses micro-content and visual richness to enable the reader to come away as the smartest person in the room, without the commitment of heavy reading.

Think: “PEOPLE Magazine” meets the Michelanagelo

Included is a line-up of the star-powered Renaissance celebrities: Michelangelo, Raphael, Dante, Galileo, da Vinci, Donatello, Machiavelli, and plenty more. A brief synopsis of the Renaissance serves as the backdrop to the fun tales, trivia, factoids, and a huge cache of personally-shot rich photographs.

Appealing to the traveler that wants to know more than simply where to eat or drink, Civalleri’s unique approach is proving to fill a gap in traditional travel books that has not yet been fully addressed. She merges her lifelong loves of travel and deep history to create a new genre of guidebook for the vacationer that cherishes deep travel. Civalleri dismantled an exciting albeit complex part of history and reassembled it piece by piece into bits of microcontent that will suit even the most time-constrained Florence tourist.

Stories & Tales include:
– The Pirate Pope
– Execution of a Mad Monk
– The Plague Doctor
– Skull Worship
– Punching Michelangelo
– Da Vinci’s Secret Woman
– Kidnapped into Slavery
– Dead Man’s Quarry
… and much more.

For those that are not ‘art aficionados’, Florence can be a daunting city to visit, so this book is for you. The author has broken down the history of the city into a multitude of pieces, then reassembled them piece by piece into bite-sized nuggets that are easy to digest, and fun to absorb.

Pairing perfectly with FLORENCE Gems & Giants, the author has hand-created the FLORENCE FunBook. Complete with puzzles, games, and quests, Civalleri has found yet another fun way for you to absorb the richness that Florence has to offer.

For as long as I have wished I have wished for a travel book as great as this one. As a woman who loves to travel and a woman who is obsessed with history, I have always looked for guides that teach you the history of a site as well as give historical context but never found any. That is until Florence: A Travellers Guide to its Gems & Giants! This sensational book is everything I could ask for and more. It is a beautiful, expertly written book full of stunning illustrations and if you are a reader who is looking for a travel guide for Florence then look no more!

Patty Civalleri, the author of this exceptional book, effortlessly takes her readers on an incredible journey through Florence. Most travel books are packed full of hefty information which is not accessible and easy to read in busy, tourist moments. However, Patty has achieved the perfect combination with her fun, exciting and informative writing that will keep her readers in awe of Florence and all that it holds. As well as the incredible amount of history she laces throughout her book, which will make her reader’s jaw drop with amazement, she also includes stunning photography pictures that will leave you breathless. As most travel books are mass produced and not exciting, they have a habit of being boring but Florence: A Travellers Guide is a luxury book full of incredible writings you won’t find in any other book. It indeed is a stunning, unique, quality book and so I would recommend it to you all!

Patty Civalleri is an incredible woman who clearly has a passion for all things Florence and history. Her book is written in an easy to read, accessible way. Never once is her book ever too much, it is always full of useful, necessary information as opposed to information that takes up to much text and bores you. She has struck the perfect balance with everything, and for that I admire her. The fluidity of her words alone is sensational and made the book flow beautifully. I honestly believe that this book could be read by people who are not able to visit Florence because she wonderfully transports her readers there. Her readers will feel as if they have been transported to the beautiful city of Florence. So if you are a reader who would love to be whisked away to a beautiful place, then this book most certainly is for you!

To summarise my thoughts on the wonderful book that is; Florence: A Travellers Guide to its Gems & Giants, I would say if you have been to Florence or are planning to, then this book will aid you in your journey tremendously. If you are not able to travel to Florence for whatever reason but are still interested in the wonders it holds, then this book will suit you perfectly too! Florence: A Travellers Guide gets Five Stars from me!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers, I deeply appreciate it and love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please, comment below and let me know your thoughts on Florence; do you see yourself reading this book? Is it not your usual cup of tea? Let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours below! Thank you so much again for reading!  

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon USA! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for the Amazon U.K. website. I have also attached some links about the author and this wonderful book! Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this book!   

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