The Companion Guide to Florence

By Eve Borsook,

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This is a book to read before you go, to carry with you and to re-read on your return. SPECTATOR

A sure and illuminating guide. SUNDAY TIMES

The city state of Florence led the rest of the western world in art, science and political idealism in the middle ages. This…

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1 author picked The Companion Guide to Florence as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

There are millions of great guidebooks on Florence, but none is more entertaining, informative, and lively than Eve Borsook’s. An American art historian who lived in the city for most of her life, she unravels Florence's history, art, and politics with verve, knowledge, and insight. As one would expect in a guide, she describes systematically the city, a chapter for each neighborhood, each chapter starting with detailed descriptions of its most interesting streets, squares, buildings, and works of art. But what makes this guide invaluable are Borsook’s commentaries that follow her informative descriptions. I suggest you read this book before…

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