By John Keahey
In Hidden Tuscany, acclaimed writer John Keahey takes the reader right into a a part of Tuscany past the standard vacationer locations of Chianti, Florence, and Siena. the customarily neglected western section of Tuscany is wealthy with heritage, delicacies, and surroundings begging to be explored, and Keahey encourages tourists to desert itineraries and allow the grooves within the street and the curves of the coast consultant your trip instead.
Follow Keahey as he turns off the autostrada and takes roads slightly lanes broad to find fishing villages alongside the Tuscan sea. Then circulation inland into rolling foothills decorated with cherry orchards, historic olive groves, and sweeping vineyards that produce wines that problem Chianti's most sensible. right here it's nonetheless attainable to keep on with the trails of Romans, Crusaders, and pilgrims from in the course of the western international who have been wanting to achieve Rome.
Hidden Tuscany presents fascinating photos of locations comparable to Livorno, a port urban with canals; Pietrasanta, Tuscany's Citta d'Arte; and Capraia, an island shaped via volcanoes. Keahey engages with the population of those captivating landscapes, even if sculptors who toil in marble studios or citizens whose personal thoughts and traditions light up significant moments in global history.
From coastal cities to vineyards farther inland to the Tuscan archipelago, Keahey reminds us that every village, urban, and island has its personal precise tale to inform. For armchair tourists and holiday seekers alike, Hidden Tuscany brings a brand new aspect of this vintage Italian zone to existence, and the result's mesmerizing.