Florence Explorer

Florence Explorer

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Florence, the gateway to Tuscany, has few peers, even among the nearly infinite wonders of Italy. Written by Tuscany travel expert Leif Pettersen, this highly interactive guide directs you to dozens of the city's best sights and activities, as well as over 60 eating & drinking options and over 40 sleeping options.

Florence's accolades include the greatest collection of Italian Renaissance art in the world, the most famous sculpture in the world, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world, a bridge so beautiful that even Hitler (allegedly) could not bring himself to destroy it and some seriously toe-curling gelato. Additionally, there's the exceptional cuisine, energized nightlife, a youthful, international array of residents and a rather overwhelming number of visitors. In short, it's among the world's most beguiling and rewarding historic cities - and you'll be in good company.

Florence Explorer contains Leif's exhaustive, honest advice and the most comprehensive coverage of sights, activities, eating, sleeping and drinking options of any app currently available, all presented on the acclaimed Sutro travel app platform, renowned for being user-friendly and rich in options.

★ About the Author ★

Leif Pettersen, a freelance travel writer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a Lonely Planet author with expertise in Tuscany, Romania and Moldova. His writing appears in over two dozen books and print publications as well as numerous online outlets.

Leif has traveled extensively throughout Italy, visiting over 75 cities, towns and villages. He estimates he's eaten in over 300 Italian restaurants. While living in Italy, he spent time outside Oristano (Sardinia) and the village of Torricella on Lake Trasimeno in Umbria.

Leif has visited 47 countries, loves chocolate, hates pickles, types with exactly four fingers, and can escape from a straitjacket. He has not vomited since 1993, making him a consummate travel journalist and excellent party guest.

★ About Sutro Media ★

This guide is published in partnership with Sutro Media. By enabling local writers to share their expertise on mobile phones, Sutro Media is making it easier and more fun to explore the world!

If you have any problems, comments, or suggestions for improvement, we'd love to hear from you - letusknow@sutromedia.com

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Comments and ratings for Florence Explorer
  • (80 stars)

    by A Google User on 19/04/2012

    Thorough and easy to use app with lots of helpful hints for the first time Florence traveler. The browse by category makes it easier to access the information quickly and the sort by neighborhood combined with the mapping feature provides easy access to t

  • (80 stars)

    by Lisa on 19/04/2012

    Thorough and easy to use app with lots of helpful hints for the first time Florence traveler. The browse by category makes it easier to access the information quickly and the sort by neighborhood combined with the mapping feature provides easy access to t

  • (80 stars)

    by Cleve on 08/04/2012

    Impressively thorough and a great interface. I like the personal tone, since many travel apps were written by some guy that's obviously never been there. The 'author favorite' tag is a nice touch.