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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:

Car Rental

For rentals of 17 days or longer you can lease a new car at a great value on the sites below:

Driving Directions

Italy Weather Site

Conversion Tools:

Italian Wines and Olive Oils

Translations for Italian