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
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Italy Weather Site
Italian Wines and Olive Oils
Translations for Italian