By Susan Van Allen

Following the severely acclaimed 100 locations in Italy each girl may still Go, Susan Van Allen provides new gem stones to her number of the simplest spots for woman tourists in Italy's most well-liked towns, (Rome, Florence, and Venice), besides engaging Golden Day itineraries to make holiday desires come actual. Like a savvy tourist female friend whispering on your ear, she publications readers to masterpieces the place girls are glorified — from Rome's Pieta to Florence's Birth of Venus, most sensible spots for wine tasting, chocolate, and gelato, artisan buying reports to fulfill leather-based craftsmen or glass blowers, and locations for adventures — from rolling pasta to rowing like a gondolier. Plus, there are clean, useful assistance, giving readers insider's secrets and techniques for what to pack, the easiest areas to get their hair styled, and the way to discount for souvenirs.
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Downstairs there’s an excavation, where you can see what’s believed to have been Cecilia’s home, and if you’re lucky, you may get into the nineteenth century glittering Neo-Byzantine mosaic crypt, where Saint Agatha and Saint Agnes are honored along with Cecilia—otherwise take the chance to peek at it through the grating. The most impressive attraction here is a thirteenth-century fresco of The Universal Judgement by Pietro Cavallini. It’s behind the nun’s choir loft, and the process of seeing it is a mini-adventure.

Com Art Direction: Stefan Gutermuth Cover Photograph: @ leoks (Shutterstock) Author Photograph: Veronica Puleo, VeroFoto Interior Design and Page Layout: Howie Severson Distributed by Publishers Group West, 1700 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94170 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Van Allen, Susan. 50 places in Rome, Florence and Venice every woman should go / Susan Van Allen. -- First edition. pages cm -- (100 places) Summary: “With passion, humor, and helpful details, this book inspires readers to discover masterpieces, sensual delights, and adventures in Italy’s best cities.

Beata Ludovica Albertoni, 1671-1674 (San Francesco a Ripa, Piazza San Francesco d’Assisi 88, Trastevere) Here the mystic Ludovica is sprawled out in bed with her head thrown back as she clutches her breast. Some say she’s in her death throes, but since she has her shoes on, others believe Bernini caught her in a private, earth-shattering, “seeing the Divine” pose. It’s best to visit the church in the morning when sunlight streams over Ludovica from the cupola above. Visit The Galleria Borghese, a splendid museum to see these Bernini masterpieces: Daphne and Apollo, 1622-1625 (Room III) The virgin water nymph manages a fantastic escape from Apollo by transforming into a laurel tree before your eyes.

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