Florence, located midway on the Oregon coast, has North America s largest stretch of dunes to the south and the most photographed headlands on the Pacific coast to the north. Although Florence is on the coast, it is a river town located on a bend of the Siuslaw River. Before the railroad arrived in 1916, the town was cut off and dependent upon ocean-going ships. The Siuslaw did not make it easy because of a notoriously shifting river mouth before the north jetty was built in 1893. Even after the jetty, crossing the bar continued to be treacherous due to shallow depths and fickle winds. Even so, entrepreneurs William Kyle and O.W. Hurd, in trying to outdo each other, developed a thriving town. For decades, fishing and logging were the mainstays. Now, they are tourists, retirees, and the arts. Old Town, where it all began, is a happening place once again."
Meanwhile, the waterfront where Florence began was deteriorating to the point of
having very few businesses open among the derelict empty buildings. ... A lot of
caring and creative people have chosen to live in and around Florence. A city's ...
Author: Judy Fleagle
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Florence & Tuscany is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Florence & Tuscany will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Florence & Tuscany effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Florence & Tuscany - showing you what others only tell you.
Most towns have pedestrian zones, including the area around Florence's Duomo
and almost all of Siena, in which walking is very pleasant. On streets where traffic
does have access, pavements tend to be narrow and crowded. Be sure to ...
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
In and around Florence . THERE are a variety of walks and drives in and around
Florence , which the visitor who is not pressed for time should not fail to perform .
But they should not be done at the sacrifice of the important places described in ...
Author: Cook Thomas and son, ltd
For over a century, the Touring Club of Italy has been publishing the country's most authoritative guidebooks and maps. The Heritage Series is the expert's guide to travel and sightseeing in Italy. Each volume includes museums, town histories, churches, landmarks, and archaeological sites. There are dozens of maps that give an overview of each city, plus detailed neighborhood plans. Listings of accommodations and restaurants are complete with addresses, price ranges, hours, and phone and fax numbers.
A Complete Guide to the Renaissance City, the Surrounding Countryside, and
the Chianti Region Touring club italiano ... The factor that most of all marks the
countryside around Florence consists of a remarkable balance between man and
Author: Touring club italiano
Publisher: Touring Editore
Visitors have been drawn to Florence's architectural and artistic treasures for centuries - and for good reason. But, with an historical center of only half a square-mile, it can be hard to see the sights through the crowds. The throng on the Duomo steps, the lines for the Uffizi and the jostling for photos on Piazzale Michelangelo all require a good dose of patience, especially under the blistering summer heat. Fortunately, early evening offers a respite; the quieter streets and softer lighting at that time bring out the colors of the marble-clad cathedral topped by Filippo Brunelleschi's archetypal dome, the sheer immensity of the Palazzo Vecchio and the charm of the medieval Ponte Vecchio, with its shops latched shut for the night. But avoiding the lines when you enter the buildings and museums takes some preparation, especially if you arrive in the busiest and hottest summer months when the only option is to drag yourself out of bed at sunrise to beat the crowds to the 8:15 am openings. Not to be missed: * Piazza del Duomo: Famous address of the Duomo, Campanile and Battistero. * Galleria degli Uffizi: The most select picture gallery in the world and potent symbol of Medici power. * Palazzo Vecchio: Medieval town hall architecture at its most forceful. * Galleria dell'Accademia: Home to Michelangelo's David. * Via dei Tornabuoni: Even if you can't afford to buy, you'll enjoy the window-shopping on this luxury-laden street. * Piazza Repubblica: The 19th century makes its mark. * Museo Nazionale del Bargello: Florence's national sculpture museum. * Giardino di Boboli: Sculpture-packed gardens behind the museum-packed Palazzo Pitti. * The Oltrano: A warren of narrow streets filled with artisan workshops and some great restaurants. * Piazzale Michelangelo: The classic Florentine view. * The churches: Santa Maria Novella, San Lorenzo, Orsanmichele, Santa Croce, Santo Spirito and San Miniato al Monte are just some of the delights on offer. * The markets: Shopping the Florentine way. * Ponte Vecchio: Medieval bridge architecture at its most splendid. * Le Murate: Atmospheric ex-convent and ex-prison now the venue for Firenze Estate events. This guide focuses on Florence and the surrounding region, including San Gimignano, Chianti, Mugello, Upper Valdarno, Val d'Elsa, Fiesole, Pistoia, and Prato - all easily reached in day-trips. This history-rich region offers some of Italy's classic landscapes - pole-straight cypress trees lining dusty farm roads, rolling hills that stretch as far as the eye can see, fields of vibrant sunflowers, medieval villages perched on rocky spurs above crashing surf. Visit them all with this comprehensive guide that helps you explore the very best places. A largely untouched coastline and protected wild areas only add to the appeal of this top vacation destination. Regional chapters take you on an introductory tour, with stops at museums, historic sites and local attractions. Places to stay and eat; transportation to, from and around your destination; practical concerns; tourism contacts - it's all herel Detailed regional and town maps feature walking and driving tours. Then come the adventures - fishing, canoeing, hiking, rafting, llama trips and more. Never galloped along a beach on horseback, trekked up a mountain, explored ancient sites? Also includes extensive lists of recommended outfitters, with all contact details - e-mail, website, phone number and location. Adventure Guides are about living more intensely, waking up to your surroundings and truly experiencing all that you.
Shorter circuits are available from Scandicci (Bus #27) and Signa, including the
easy #2 around the bird-watching lakes of the Parco dei Renai (Signa, tel.
3498852179). The park has a children's play area, three miles worth of bicycle
Author: Emma Jones
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
In this delicious book, noted food scholar Carole M. Counihan presents a compelling and artfully told narrative about family and food in late 20th-century Florence. Based on solid research, Counihan examines how family, and especially gender have changed in Florence since the end of World War II to the present, giving us a portrait of the changing nature of modern life as exemplified through food and foodways.
In this delicious book, noted food scholar Carole M. Counihan presents a compelling and artfully told narrative about family and food in late 20th-century Florence.
Author: Carole Counihan
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Social Science
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Florence & Tuscany will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the best nightspots; this guide is the perfect companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals - there's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars and places to shop. DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Florence & Tuscany - showing you what others only tell you. Now available in ePub format.
AROUND FLORENCE & TUSCANY 1Florence > 2 Siena > 3 Beyond Florence >
4 Northeastern Tuscany > 5 Northwestern Tuscany > 6WesternHill Towns > 7
Southern Tuscany > 8The SouthernCoast and Maremma > FLORENCE v- - è &S
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Winner of the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography Mark Bostridge's Florence Nightingale is a masterful and effortlessly enjoyable biography of one of Britain's most iconic heroines. Whether honoured and admired or criticized and ridiculed, Florence Nightingale has invariably been misrepresented and misunderstood. As the Lady with the Lamp, ministering to the wounded and dying of the Crimean War, she offers an enduring image of sentimental appeal and one that is permanently lodged in our national consciousness. But the awesome scale of her achievements over the course of her 90 years is infinitely more troubling - and inspiring - than this mythical simplification. From her tireless campaigning and staggering intellectual abilities to her tortured relationship with her sister and her distressing medical condition, this vivid and immensely readable biography draws on a wealth of unpublished material and previously unseen family papers, disententagling the myth from the reality and reinvigorating with new life one of the most iconic figures in modern British history.
Gaskell had observed of the Lancashire workers, there was 'a great deal of latent
enthusiasm' surrounding the ... But the ultimate disposal of the Fund was to hang
like a millstone around Florence's neck in the years immediately ahead. At Lea ...
Author: Mark Bostridge
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
On the banks of the Tennessee River, below the once-formidable Muscle Shoals in northwest Alabama, sits the vibrant community of Florence. In the early 19th century, the Chickasaw Nation ceded lands to the US government, and in 1818 the Cypress Land Company held its first auction. The town grew quickly because of the efforts of the company's founders, which included Gen. John Coffee; John McKinley, who later sat on the US Supreme Court; and James Jackson, whose imported Thoroughbred horses became the bloodstock for some of Kentucky's finest racehorses. Schools, churches, hotels, and businesses soon filled the streets. For almost 200 years, the town of Florence has continued to grow, becoming home to the University of North Alabama and people like the "Father of the Blues," W.C. Handy; Maud Lindsay, who operated the first free kindergarten in the state; and four governors in Edward A. O'Neal, Emmett O'Neal, Robert M. Patton, and Hugh McVay.
... Garmon, who are all part of the University of North Alabama Public History
graduate program, did the bulk of the scanning, research, and photography when
we could not find historical images of important places in and around Florence.
Author: Carolyn Barske
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
SITUATION , PHYSICAL NATURE OF THE of pietra forte , gulestro , & c . ; they
belong to the age of our British greenCOUNTRY AROUND , CLIMATE , AND
SANITARY STATE OF FLORENCE . sand and chalk . A portion has been referred
Author: John Murray (Firm)
Category: Florence (Italy)
FLORENCE . SITUATION , PHYSICAL NATURE OF THE of pietra forte , gulestro ,
& c . ; they COUNTRY AROUND , CLIMATE , AND belong to the age of our British
greensand and chalk . A portion has been SANITARY STATE OF FLORENCE ...
Author: John Murray (Firm)
Category: Florence (Italy)
With snapshots, passenger lists, itineraries, and postcards, and from Cairo to Burma and back again, authors Barbara Levine and Kirsten Jensen transport readers back to the dawn of world travel when the middle class toured the world for the first time.
The Artistical Guide was organized around the conceit of an eight - day visit , at
the conclusion of which , “ the visitor , if he will follow our instructions , will have
seen everything in Florence that is worthy of notice . ” A significant function of
Author: Barbara Levine
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
An international celebration of the work of Florence W. Kaslow! Family Therapy Around the World: A Festschrift for Florence W. Kaslow celebrates the life and work of the distinguished family therapist with an international collection of essays that reflects the dynamic state of clinical practice, research, and theory. Professionals and practitioners from 15 countries honor Dr. Kaslow’s pioneering contributions to family therapy and family psychology by offering practical solutions to the real, everyday problems that affect today’s world. The essays are varied and extensive, incorporating cultural and social factors to explore new territory in family therapy through cutting-edge research, clinical cases, and theoretical developments. Family Therapy Around the World recognizes the profound influence of Dr. Kaslow, who was instrumental in the adoption of the Journal of Family Psychotherapy as the official journal of the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA). The spirit of her work flows through the book’s essays, which represent the latest thinking and practice developments from clinicians, theoreticians, and researchers around the world. The book paints a clear portrait of the current state of family therapy across the globe, including contributions from Japan; the United Kingdom; Israel; India; Argentina; Russia; Sweden; Iceland; Yugoslavia; Italy; Australia; Norway; Chile; and the United States. Topics examined in Family Therapy Around the World include: salutogenic family therapy (Sweden) working with abusing families (United Kingdom) family life in an atmosphere of chronic stress and social transformation (Yugoslavia) adult children dealing with parental divorce (Italy) exploring culture in practice (United Kingdom and India) fathers who make a difference (Argentina) sex avoidance among young couples (Israel) working toward triadic communication with problematic families (Japan) and much more! For decades, Dr. Florence Kaslow has been an active practitioner, editor, author, teacher, and researcher. Family Therapy Around the World: A Festschrift for Florence W. Kaslow represents a small sampling of the effect her work has had on the family therapy community across the globe.
Introduction to Family Therapy Around the World: A Festschrift for Florence W.
Kaslow I am most pleased to present a special, double issue of the Journal of
Family Psychotherapy, “Family Therapy Around the World: A Festschrift for
Author: William Nichols
Based on a chilling true crime, The Monster of Florence follows the reopening of a cold case—a serial killer who targeted unmarried couples and terrorized Florence for two decades. Marshal Guarnaccia's job with the carabinieri—the local Florentine police—usually involves restoring stolen handbags to grateful old ladies and lost cameras to bewildered tourists. So when he is assigned to work with the police in trying to track down a vicious serial killer, he feels out of his league. To make matters worse, the Proc he must report to is Simonetti, the same man he knows drove an innocent man to suicide several years earlier in his blind quest for a conviction. The Marshal can't let the stress of the case get to him if he wants to make sure justice is upheld.
Control of each section of countryside around Florence was divided between the
various bands. Permission to watch had to be asked for and paid for. On top of
that there were audio and video tapes made of unsuspecting couples. Now ...
Author: Magdalen Nabb
Publisher: Soho Press
This anthology provides a panoramic view of fifteenth-century Florence in the words of the city's own citizens and visitors. The fifty-one selections offer glimpses into Renaissance thought. Together, the documents demonstrate the social, political, religious, and cultural impact Florence had in shaping the Italian and European Renaissance, and they reveal how Florence created, developed, and diffused the mythology of its own origins and glory. The documents point up the divergences in quattrocento accounts of the origins of Florence, and they reveal the importance of the city's economy, social life, and military success to the formation of its image. The book includes sources that elaborate on the city's accomplishments in literature and the visual arts, others that present major trends in Florentine religious life, and still others that attest to the acclaim and admiration that Florence evoked from foreign visitors. The editors also provide an informative introduction, a detailed chronology of fifteenth-century Italy, maps, photographs, an annotated bibliography, and a biographical sketch of the author of each document.
Here Morelli shows the pride proper to so many of his fellow citizens whose
families had come to Florence from the villages just outside the city. The
celebration of the countryside around Florence — with its well-cultivated 55 The
Beauties of ...
Author: Stefano Ugo Baldassarri
Publisher: Yale University Press
Life on the Villa : Rignalla and Compiobbi IN FIFTEENTH - CENTURY
FLORENCE , landed estates in the countryside offered an ... The hills around
Florence were dotted with battlemented towers 216 THE SPINELLI OF
FLORENCE weren and ...
Publisher: Penn State Press
DK Eyewitness Family Guide Florence and Central Italy epub, from the groundbreaking family travel series, is written by parents and guarantees the entire family will enjoy their trip. With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel info, budget guidance, age range suitability and activities for each sight, Family Florence and Central Italy epub is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel. In Family Guide Florence and Central Italy epub: - Detailed information on getting there, getting around, where to stay and eat and a brief history of Italy - 'Hubs', built around major sights, from the Uffizi to Pisa map the perfect day out, with suggestions for what to see, when to go and how to get there - Dedicated 'Kids Corners' feature cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games and riddles to inform, bamboozle and entertain young travellers - 'Letting off steam' suggestions and eating options around all 'hubs' enable the entire family to recharge their batteries - Maps outlining the nearest parks, playgrounds and public toilets - Language section lists essential words and phrases - 'Take shelter' suggests indoor activities for rainy days - Plus, DK's illustrations and reconstructions of the city, to give real cultural insight Regions in Family Guide Florence and Central Italy epub: - Florence -Florence as an Art City -Duomo and Baptistry -The Uffizi -Boboli Gardens - Tuscany -Siena -Lucca -Pisa -Montalcino -San Gimignano -Arezzo -Pitigliano - Emilia-Romagna -Bologna -Rimini -Parma -Modena - Umbria and Le Marche -Assisi -Perugia -Spoleto -Orvieto -Urbino: Palazzo Ducale -Ascoli Piceno
Florence and Central Italy Maps Sights and Restaurants Maps Duomo,
BaptistryandAround The Uffizi and Around Boboli Gardens and Around Regional
Maps Tuscany Emilia-Romagna Umbria and Le Marche HotelsMaps Duomo,
Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
FLORENCE. BY JAMES DE MILLE. IT was evening in Val d'Arno. The sun was
sinking behind the horizon and twilight was ... In the midst of this lovely place,a
queen overall around, lay Florence, the dearest and most charming cityofthe ...
Author: Maturin Murray Ballou
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Not even love can keep her from her dream. Bobbie Molloy's dream to paint in Florence gave her the strength to battle cancer. Now that she's recovering, and just weeks away from leaving for Italy, she won't let anything—or anyone—stop her from making that dream come true. Not even Nate Raleigh. From the moment he rushes in to save what's left of her studio—after his young nephews had inadvertently trashed it—next-door neighbor Nate has Bobbie intrigued. Everything about him is complex and endearing: two excellent reasons to keep her distance. She can't risk getting involved when she's just passing through. Her dream has kept her alive and it has to come first. No matter what the cost.
Couples in elegant dress danced around them, many talking and laughing, but
some, like him, overtaken with the mood, the ambience and the partner in their
arms. In the middle of the room, Dennis and Stella chatted happily, arms wrapped
Author: Muriel Jensen
The eleven papers in this volume present a series of case studies of major works of art either produced in Sien, Florence or Padua or executed by artists associated with the three cities.
Plate 1 Aerial view of Siena, towards the south-east Plate 2 Aerial view of
Florence, showing the Duomo and ... the River Bachiglione, Padua 18 Piate 17
Map of the area around the Palazzo della Ragione, Padua Piate 18 L Mazzi, Lì
Author: Diana Norman
Publisher: Yale University Press