I am always looking for books about Italy that help me to understand the complex history and culture. This short book, easily read in a day, is such a narrative. Given to me by a friend and fellow Italophile, Vicki, who shares my love of all things Italian.
If you are planning a trip to Florence I would encourage reading this book before you arrive.
“David Leavitt brings the wonders and mysteries of Florence alive, illuminating why it is, and always has been, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.”