Florence for slow walkers

This item appears on page 78 of the June 2011 issue.

Florence: Easy Sightseeing — Easy Visiting for Casual Walkers, Seniors & Wheelchair Riders” by Donald H. Bowling (2011, CreateSpace — 256 pp., $16.95 on Amazon.com) offers advice on seeing the sights of Florence, Italy, for mobility-impared visitors.

Using efficient trails in six historic neighborhoods, the book guides readers on three- to five-minute walks. It includes info on the new light-rail system and other transportation plus entertaining anecdotes. (A “Venice: Easy Sightseeing” guide costs $15.95.)