Travel & Pictorial


Florence: 2054 Written by Luciano Artusi
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Florence: 2054

Written by Luciano Artusi

  • September 13, 2011
  • Trade Paperback
  • Travel - Europe - Italy
  • Marsilio
  • 5-1/8 x 8-1/4
  • $21.95
  • $24.95
  • 978-88-958362-1-8

About This Book

Discover the beauty of the Renaissance city. Explore Florence in new and exciting ways. The mysteries and legends of Florence are unveiled through the interactive pages of the WhaiWhai guidebook: an unconventional guide for tourists and travelers who are looking for an out-of-the-ordinary experience. In the WhaiWhai guidebook series, readers will experience an interactive treasure hunt through six cities, unlocking their mysteries and discovering their most charming corners. To play, all you need is the WhaiWhai guide and a mobile phone. Send a text message to WhaiWhai that includes a special code and immediately receive your first clue. As you travel to each new location throughout the city, a new clue is revealed. Each city has a different treasure, and finding it will be an exciting experience. WhaiWhai combines history and fantasy, allowing readers to step into a story that plays out inside the city, sparking their curiosity and making them the hero of an adventure. In Florence: 2054 on a day in late October, twenty unidentified flying objects hover through the sky above Florence and fly over the city's most famous monuments for fifteen minutes. While everyone leans their heads back and stares, no one realizes what's really happening. The extraterrestrials are contacting someone, Cosimo Rinaldi, a Florentine who is also an expert on the city. From that moment on, he dedicates his life to searching for a meteorite that fell to Earth nine hundred years before; this meteorite is a sacred artifact for the alien visitors. More than fifty years later, Cosimo dies mysteriously. Finding the key to the mystery has now been thrust upon Alfredo, a young man who was a member of Cosimo's UFO club and had been intrigued by Cosimo's silence for some time. He is convinced that Florence, as home to the greatest figures of the Renaissance, is a unique, extraordinary city - and that the explanation for this is not entirely rational. Suddenly Alfredo disappears. Where did he end up? Who can complete his search? What did those aliens want back in 1954? Why indeed was Florence the cradle of the Renaissance?

About the Author

Luciano Artusi is the author of several publications on Florence and Tuscany.

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