We're pleased to announce The Morning Guidestm, our new series of eGuides that are provided in PDF format so they download directly to your computer in just moments!

  • Study-up for your next trip, or learn something new about what you saw last time
  • Read on-screen or print out a copy that you can take with you
  • An ideal virtual companion for your onsite visits—and for your armchair travels!

Morning Guidestm explore the cultural highlights of the major cities of art in Tuscany, and they are written for a general travel audience that wants to appreciate the local culture in more depth. Developed by Tuscany Tours co-founder, Samuel Hilt, they offer a real alternative to ponderous art history texts on the one hand, and "been there, done that" checklists on the other.

Our Morning Guidestm take you right to the heart of the matter in ways that are lively, interesting and profound. They've been described as "Cappuccino for the Soul"!

 Title  Description Price (USD) Purchase
A Morning at the Uffizi:

Selected Masterpieces from
Florence's Greatest Art Museum
Uffizi Museum
An indispensable companion for your real or virtual visits. Highly readable, filled with helpful insights into more than three dozen major works. Featuring Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Piero della Francesca and other Renaissance greats.

60 pages (8 ½ X 11")
40 Color Illustrations
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A Morning at the Florence Baptistery:

or, How the Ark Came to Rest in the
Valley of the Arno
Baptistery Museum
A meditative guide to Florence's oldest surviving building and one of its most sacred places. The Cathedral across the street gets most of the visitors, but the Baptistery is where the action is!

30 pages (8 ½ X 11")
32 color and 8 b&w Illustrations
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A Morning at the Bargello:

featuring, Selected Masterpieces from
Florence's Famous Sculpture Museum
Bargello Museum
Spend a morning visiting the Greek Gods, the Prophets, the Saints and their friends in the most amazing sculpture museum in Italy…

…Coming soon!.