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Our trip to Rome, Tuscany, Florence and Venice was absolutely wonderful. The accommodations Ginger recommended and booked for us were all in great locations and staffed with super people! The two private tours we took in Rome and Venice were the perfect way to get introduced to the cities in a way we could not have done on our own. Ginger took time to talk with us and made recommendations that made this trip a great European experience for our teenage daughters and for ourselves. We definitely recommend her expert services! Meg King-Abraham

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