A Traveler’s Guide to it’s Gems & Giants

Visit Florence Differently – through the fun backstories of the people that made that city. Fast, Fun & Smart:

– The Pirate Pope
– Execution of a Mad Monk
– Punching Michelangelo
– Where the Bodies are Buried
– da Vinci’s Secret Woman
– Skull Worship
– The REAL Bonfire of the Vanities
– Drunken Bacchus
– the Plague Doctor
– Kidnapped into Slavery
– Adoration of Botticelli
– Hide Me, Please!
– Stripping Dante
– Is Machiavelli Misunderstood?
– Her Royally Embarrassed Highness
– Stairway to Hell
and many more tales.

Patty Civalleri, a professional photographer, shows you where to go and/or climb to take the same fantastic photos that are all throughout the book.

Buy this book and get a FREE Gift. Choose either a “FLORENCE Game Pack” or a “FLORENCE Phone App” (avail February 2017.) Both items were designed to ‘pair’ beautifully with this book.

Microcontent for today’s busy traveler:
– Trivia – Backstories – Did-you-knows – Visually Rich: over 450 images!

This book has no restaurants or bars, no metro schedules or 3-days-in-Florence plans. It has what the others lack: the backstories of those famous guys from Florence that made the city look the way it does: Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Donatello, Dante, Machiavelli, Raphael, Galileo, the Medici family, and many more. (Note: Did you know that most of these guys actually knew each other?!?)

Think: People Magazine of the Renaissance.

FLORENCE Gems & Giants is the PERFECT Companion to your favorite Florence City Guidebook.






Florence – A Traveler’s Guide to its Gems & Giants (Paperback)

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Patty Civalleri
My name is Patty Civalleri. As a historian, photographer and global traveler of our ancient world, I created the book that I have never been able to find - in ANY city in the world. This is the first in my new 'Deep Travel Series'.

Years ago, I visited the city of Florence for a few days. For some unknown reason, however, I had a difficult time leaving. Years later, I heeded her invisible call and revisited this ancient and exotic city. Once again, I had to pry myself away. After traveling the globe for 17 years, I have never felt a 'pull' quite like this. It left me curious enough to get it together and go for a third visit. But this time, I stayed for three months. And I fell in love. With the city. With her history. With the fantastic group of real-life characters that stormed out of the Dark Ages and chiseled the western world into an enlightened Renaissance.

There are endless reasons why the city of FLORENCE is a favorite destination of so many travelers: the food, the wine, the people, the history, the landmarks, etc.

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