By Insight Guides
Bali and Lombok are tiny islands within the world’s biggest archipelago, yet they're domestic to remarkable range, taking in old temples, landscapes dotted with rice terraces and waterfalls, world-class browsing, and standard villages. no matter if you need to sit back on a seashore, immerse your self in Bali’s special religious tradition, or store for normal crafts, perception nearby consultant Bali and Lombok will advisor you to the fitting adventure. beneficial properties through neighborhood writers delve into issues together with the various delicacies, acting arts, and seashore actions, whereas evocative debts of every quarter of the islands carry them to lifestyles, from Bali’s cultural hub of Ubud and the black sand seashores of Lovina to Lombok’s vital villages. Full-color images and maps assist you navigate very easily and our precise trip guidance can provide the entire useful details you must plan your journey, together with our number of the easiest and so much real inn and eating places.
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Wayside Flowers Olives The olive tree with its silverbacked leaves is widely cultivated. Many farms sell home-produced olive oil. The blue chicory plant Pink, white and red flowers all summer and is used as animal fodder. flowering mallows are a valuable food plant for bees. The blood-red poppy often The almond-scented bind- grows alongside bright white oxeye daisies. weed attracts a variety of different insects. 33 34 I N T R O D U C I N G F L O R E N C E A N D T U S C A N Y FLORENCE AND TUSCANY THROUGH THE YEAR T uscany is most beautiful in May be avoided, as also July and August, when meadows and waysides are because of the long queues outside carpeted with the same major museums.
Soap made to an ancient recipe Flower-scented air freshener Hand-made Perfumes and Toiletries The products in Florentine pharmacies have often been made to ancient formulas by monks and nuns. Hand-painted majolica Terracotta and ceramic bowl Alabaster figurine from Volterra Ceramics and Reproductions Tuscan potters produce highly decorative pieces, from modern originals (artistiche) and Renaissance copies (reproduzioni) to attractive kitchenware. You can also buy copies of your favourite sculptures.
The first frosts will occur any time from the end of October, and at this point the great tracts of woodland all over Tuscany begin to turn brilliant shades of red and gold. Autumn in the Val d’Orcia, in southern Tuscany Florence. Children from all over the city carry candle-lit paper lanterns to honour the eve of the birth of the Virgin. Palio della Balestra or Crossbow Festival (second Sunday), Sansepolcro (see pp196–7). Costume parades and flag throwing accompany a crossbow competition between Sansepolcro and the Umbrian town of Gubbio.
Bali & Lombok by Insight Guides