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Italian Resources


 

Ginger's Recommended Guide Books:

Here are a few books that I have used personally and/or have had great recommendations from fellow travelers. Feel free to e-mail me any suggestions you would like to share.

  • Italy From the Inside - "The Definitive Survival Guide for Travelers" by Francesca Tosolini. Provided in a convenient and easy downloadable E-book format. Loaded with practical tips and even better "real life" photos so you will travel Italy like a pro. A must for every traveler. For more information or to order click here.

  • Eyewitness Travel Guides by Dorling Kendersley - Series of travel guides including great street maps of regions and towns.

  • Tuscany & Umbria - The Rough Guide by Jonathan Buckley, Mark Ellingham & Tim Jepson

  • Culture Shock! A Guide to Customs and Etiquette - Italy by Raymond Flower & Alessandro Falassi

  • Eating in Italy; A traveler's guide to the hidden gastronomic pleasures of Northern Italy by Faith Heller Willinger.

  • The Food Lover's Companion to Tuscany, by Carla Capalbo

  • Milan & the Italian Lakes by Catherine Richards 

  • Italy's best-Loved Driving Tours - Frommer's

Recommended Links: This is a very brief listing of the many great links available. Bookmark this site and please come back again soon!

   Italian Informational sites:

www.italiantourism.com

www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy

http://www.galleriaborghese.it/borghese/en/einfo.htm

http://www.saintpetersbasilica.org/Necropolis/Scavi.htm

http://www.romapass.itwww.en.umbriaonline.com

www.italianlakes.com

www.zoomata.com

www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/vacation/kbyg/

Car Rental

www.autoeurope.com/booking/index.cfm?aff=gpozzini
www.tigercarrental.com
www.kemwel.com
www.thrifty.com
www.hertz.com

For rentals of 17 days or longer you can lease a new car at a great value on the sites below:
www.renaultusa.com/Italy.htm

Driving Directions
www.viamichelin.com

Italy Weather Site
www.weather.com

Conversion Tools:

www.oanda.com/currency/conversion/

Italian Wines and Olive Oils
www.alfanet.it/welcomeitaly/vino/docg/

Translations for Italian
www.babelfish.altavista.com/cgi-bin/translate