Tuscany and Umbria
Charming Small Hotel Guides
edited by Fiona Duncan and Leonie Glass
4 1/8" x 8 1/4" • 208 pages • full-color photographs
ISBN 9781566565028 • paperback • $15.95 •
Charming Small Hotel Guides: Tuscany & Umbria provides a guide to 200 captivating small hotels, hostals, pensiones, and restaurants-with-rooms—a much more in-depth treatment of the region than is possible in the all-Italy guide. The guide covers Arezzo, Firenze, Grossetto, Livorno, Lucca, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato, Siena, Perugia, and Terni, and includes an index of hotels and locations, as well as full-color photographs and full-page entries.
The Charming Small Hotel Guides, started in 1986, provide detailed information on small, unique hotels, B&Bs, restaurants with rooms, pensiones, and other types of accommodation. Perhaps the most beguiling characteristic of the best places to stay in these guides is the feeling they give of being in a private home—but without the everyday cares and chores of running one. What distinguishes Charming Small Hotel Guides is a variety of factors. The guides are the only independently-inspected (no hotel pays for an entry) accommodation guides; they focus on places that have real charm and character; and they are particularly fussy about size, with most hotels having fewer than 20 bedrooms. In addition, each entry is accompanied by a color photograph and a full-page description. Charming Small Hotels offer more than just a bed for the night. The editors look for hotels that have that extra special something, regardless of category and facilities, that make them worth seeking out.
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