Keahey interviews sculptors and their artigiani, craftsmen and women who toil in the marble studios, eating their lunch in workers' clubs and cafes. From beach locales such as Viareggio, to Livorno (which has Venetian-style canals), modern Orbetello and the seven islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, Keahey reveals beaches rich in European visitors and magnificent medieval villages that rarely see outsiders. The larger, better-known Tuscan coastal city Pisa can even surprise a curious visitor with places of solitude. Keahey's previous books have always received widespread and complimentary review coverage-garnering praise for the depth of his research and his comprehensive analysis. Travellers instantly flock to books about Tuscany, and this one promotes towns and villages that are often missed by tourists, letting readers in on these "secret" destinations. For armchair travellers or holiday seekers, Hidden Tuscany puts a very human face on the region in Keahey's discussion of food, history and language. And the result is mesmerizing.