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Author Keahey, John.

Title Hidden Tuscany : discovering art, culture, and memories in a well-known region's unknown places / John Keahey.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2014.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  914.55 KEA    AVAILABLE
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Description xix, 296 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Summary "Hidden Tuscany vividly displays the coastal areas of Tuscany, a territory often overlooked by visitors to Italy eager to see Chianti, Florence or Siena. Veteran journalist and Italophile John Keahey points out the keen distinctions that the western cities maintain: in food, lifestyle, and the way its artists are paving new directions in art that differ mightily from the Renaissance-rich interior. Keahey interviews sculptors and their artigiani, craftsmen and women who toil in the marble studios, eating their lunch in workers' clubs and cafes. From beach locales such as Viareggio, to Livorno (which has Venetian-style canals), modern Orbetello and the seven islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, Keahey reveals beaches rich in European visitors and magnificent medieval villages that rarely see outsiders. The larger, better-known Tuscan coastal city Pisa can even surprise a curious visitor with places of solitude. Keahey's previous books on Italy have always received widespread and complimentary review coverage--garnering praise for the depth of his research and his comprehensive analysis. Travelers instantly flock to books about Tuscany, and this one promotes towns and villages that are often missed by tourists, letting readers in on these 'secret' destinations. For armchair travelers or vacation seekers, Hidden Tuscany puts a very human face on the region in Keahey's discussion of food, history and language. And the result is mesmerizing"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-281) and index.
Contents Chronology -- Maps of Tuscany and environs -- A Starter -- Art and the City -- Working in Stone -- Versilia -- The Great Loop -- Sant'Anna di Stazzema -- The War -- Far from the Madding Crowd -- L'Arcipelago Toscano -- The Deep South -- Colli di Maremma -- Afterword.
Subject Tuscany (Italy) -- Description and travel.
Keahey, John -- Travel -- Italy -- Tuscany.
Tuscany (Italy) -- History, Local.
Coasts -- Italy -- Tuscany.
Tuscany (Italy) -- Social life and customs.
Arts, Italian -- Italy -- Tuscany.
Cooking -- Italy -- Tuscany.
Added Author Keahey, John.
ISBN 9781250024312 (hardcover)
1250024315 (hardcover)
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