When he visited Florence, the French writer Stendhal, after a few days spentadmiring the architectural and artistic wonders he encountered at every step,was stricken by a sort of blackout, a prostration brought on by the sight ofsuch highly-concentrated beauty. This occurred about 150 years ago, and althoughtoday's city hasn't changed much, today's traveller simply hasn't the sameamount of time to spend exploring as did those few, fortunate tourists of timespast. But this shouldn't stop you from enjoying what Florence has to offer:maybe you won't see everything, but you can choose from among the many sightsthose that most tickle your fancy and arouse your interest. The Golden Book,easy to read but by no means cursory, abounding in information and illustrations, gives you essential data on the monuments and works of art you can visit and helps conciliate the pleasures of contemporary tourism with an appreciation of art.
Size: 19.6 x 26.0 cm. Pages: 128 Ph 124