Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria

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9780140264609: Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria

Taking readers on a series of walks that not only go deep into the classic landscape of vineyards, olive groves, forests and mountains, but also through hill towns, villages and other cultural centers, this book offers 40 itineraries--from half-day to full-day walks to routes stretching over several days. Photos throughout.

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Tuscany and Umbria are famous for both their glorious scenery and their superlative cuisines--could there be a more perfect vacation than walking through the countryside, stopping to dine along the way? In Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria authors James Lasdun and Pia Davis offer readers 40 itineraries ranging from half-day walks to routes stretching over several days. There are written directions for each walk as well as a map. There is also a chart for each itinerary outlining travel alternatives such as buses, trains, or private automobiles and a list of restaurants along the way. Each itinerary describes the sights and terrain in charming detail, and though you might want to supplement this book with other guides specific to each area, this one does a nice job of balancing the demands of cuisine and countryside in a single volume.

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JAMES LASDUN IS THE AUTHOR OF TWO COLLECTIONS OF SHORT STORIES AND TWO BOOKS OF POETRY. HIS WORK HAS APPEARED IN THE NEW YORKER, PARIS REVIEW AND THE LITERARY TIMES SUPPLEMENT. PIA DAVIS'S FICTION HAS APPEARED IN PEQUOD AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS, AND SHE RECENTLY COMPLETED A NOVEL. THEY LIVE IN WOODSTOCK, NEW YORK.

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