Florence Explorer by Sutro Media (Universal)
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Released: Jun 17, 2011
Version: 1.7
Size: 29 MB
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Florence Explorer

Sutro Media
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* A comprehensive guide for all budgets *

Unlike many Florence travel apps, this app was not compiled at a desk, written by a nameless researcher with information copied from Wikipedia and travel websites. This app was researched on the ground by me, Leif Pettersen, Tuscany guidebook author and former Italy resident.

This highly interactive guide, with the option for full in-app offline functionality (for iPhone, iPad and iTouch only, NOT Android) directs you to dozens of the city's best sights and activities, as well as over 40 sleeping options and over 120 of the city's best places to eat, drink, snack and secure fresh gelato. There's also transport information to help you get to your next destination.

Florence, the gateway to Tuscany, has few peers, even among the nearly infinite wonders of Italy. Florence's accolades include the greatest collection of Italian Renaissance art in the world, the most famous sculpture in the world, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world, a bridge so beautiful that even Hitler (allegedly) could not bring himself to destroy it and some seriously toe-curling gelato. Additionally, there's the exceptional cuisine, energized nightlife, a youthful, international array of residents and a rather overwhelming number of visitors. In short, it's among the world's most beguiling and rewarding historic cities - and you'll be in good company.

Florence Explorer contains my exhaustive, honest advice and the most comprehensive coverage of sights, activities, eating, sleeping and drinking options of any app currently available, all presented on the acclaimed Sutro travel app platform, renowned for being user-friendly and rich in online and offline options.


* About the Author *

Leif Pettersen, a freelance travel writer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a Lonely Planet author with expertise in Tuscany, Romania and Moldova. His writing appears in over two dozen books and print publications as well as numerous online outlets.

Leif has traveled extensively throughout Italy, visiting over 75 cities, towns and villages. He estimates he's eaten in over 300 Italian restaurants. While living in Italy, he spent time outside Oristano (Sardinia) and the village of Torricella on Lake Trasimeno in Umbria.

Leif has visited 51 countries, loves chocolate, hates pickles, types with exactly four fingers, and can escape from a straitjacket. He has not vomited since 1993, making him a consummate travel journalist and excellent party guest.


* About Sutro Media *

This guide is published in partnership with Sutro Media. By enabling local writers to share their expertise on mobile phones, Sutro Media is making it easier and more fun to explore the world!

If you have any problems, comments, or suggestions for improvement, we'd love to hear from you - letusknow@sutromedia.com

What's new in version 1.7
- fixed recent bug with twitter field
- fixed landscape transition issue
- resolved display issue on iPhone 5
- more offline photos on original download and faster download of offline content
- fixed intermittent bug with dynamic updates
- added better crash analytics and fixed a number of intermittent stability problems
Our verdict: Good
  • + Florence Explorer is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
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