Siena & the Hilltowns by Sutro Media (Universal)
Released: Apr 4, 2011
Version: 2.0
Size: 27 MB
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Siena & the Hilltowns

Sutro Media
• Explore, Enjoy and Eat in Tuscany's Hilltowns •

SIENA AND THE HILLTOWNS is a richly illustrated celebration of the food, culture, art, and history of Tuscany’s most irresistible region, focusing above all on the sheer beauty of its towns and landscapes.

As well as guiding visitors through the all the unmissable sights, it’s packed with recommendations for the finest restaurants and hotels, to suit all budgets.

It centres on a hugely detailed guide to the ravishing city of SIENA, with its beautiful squares and lanes, great restaurants and hotels, superb churches and galleries, and legendary horse race, the Palio.

Seven of Tuscany’s most romantic and inspiring hilltowns are also covered:

AREZZO A delightful old city that’s best known for a wonderful fresco cycle by Piero della Francesca.

CORTONA This gorgeous walled village is renowned for its food, and also offers delightful walks.

MONTALCINO The perfect destination to enjoy the everyday pleasures of Tuscan life.

MONTEPULCIANO Another enticing walled town, stretching atop a slender ridge amid classic wine-growing countryside.

PIENZA Tiny village with staggering architecture, barely changed in five hundred years.

SAN GIMIGNANO Tuscany’s most extraordinary village, abounding in surreal medieval “skyscrapers”.

VOLTERRA Mysterious, ancient hilltop town, dating back to the Etruscans.

• About the Author •

Writer and photographer Greg Ward has been exploring Tuscany for over twenty years.

In this app, he shares his passion for the region’s most compelling city, Siena, and the hilltowns scattered through the rural landscape nearby.

Greg has written more than a dozen books in the Rough Guide series, ranging through France, Spain, Greece and Italy as well as the United States. This is his second app for Sutro Media – his first is to the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

• 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 -

What's new in version 2.0
- lots of new iOS 7 bug fixes
- 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: Ok
  • + Siena & the Hilltowns is an ok, 3.5-star app.
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