The Most Beautiful Country Towns of Tuscany
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Most Beautiful Country Towns of Tuscany by James Bentley
Book DescriptionAuthor of the highly successful The Most Beautiful Villages of Tuscany, James Bentley, along with photographer Alex Ramsay, has now turned his attention to more extensive, though equally beautiful, Tuscan communities. Travelling from north to south of the region, as in the Villages volume, we encounter first the towns with substantial Etruscan and Romanesque features, then the walled towns of central Tuscany, followed by the coastal and thermal communities of the south. The country towns described and photographed in this book have been selected not only to exemplify the remarkable variety of this part of Italy but also because they embody its altogether exceptional artistic, gastronomic and cultural heritage. Twenty of the most beautiful towns of this opulent land are treated in this visual and textual feast by Alex Ramsay and James Bentley, which is completed by a guide to the principal sights, events, hotels and restaurants of each town. The whole volume makes a wonderful companion to The Most Beautiful Villages of Tuscany.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500510520
(310mm x 250mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author James Bentley
Most Beautiful Villages of Tuscany, Paperback (May 2012)
Features thirty-six villages from all over Tuscany from those clustered around the great cities of Lucca and Florence, which produce some of the finest olive oil and are home to some of the world's greatest works of art, to the Chianti region and the valley of the Orcia, devoted to the cultivation of aromatic herbs.
Most Beautiful Villages of England, Paperback (July 2009)
Villages are the very embodiment of Englishness. The village inn and the local farm, great houses, humble cottages and beautiful country gardens speak of a way of life that has developed peacefully since Anglo-Saxon times. This book records the beauty and diversity of the English village in commentary and photography.
Picture Perfect English Villages, Paperback (April 2007)
Villages are the very embodiment of Englishness. The village inn and the local farm, great houses, humble cottages and beautiful country gardens speak of a way of life that has developed peacefully since Anglo-Saxon times. This book records the beauty and diversity of the English village.
Life and Food in the Dordogne, Paperback (January 2004)» View all books by James Bentley
Discussing the life and food in Dordogne, this book says that it has cherished a tradition of fine cuisine that is famed throughout France, and the region has produced a disproportionate number of France's finest chefs.
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Author Biography - James Bentley
James Bentley was a distinguished travel writer who specialized in Italy and France. He was the author of the volumes on Tuscany, The Dordogne, Burgundy, England and Brittany in The Most Beautiful Villages... series. Hugh Palmer is one of Britain's foremost photographers of rural life. His previous books include Garden Ornament and The Water Garden, both published by Thames & Hudson, as well as many titles in The Most Beautiful Villages... series.
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