The winter holidays are approaching pretty quickly and we all want to make our loved ones happy. As I was narrowing down some ideas for gifts to buy this season, I thought about sharing this guide to buying ideas for an Italy Budget Traveler Fan. You can use it to find gifts for someone who loves Italy, whether they have been to the country or not.
If you are planing to visit the country for the first time, it helps to have a travel guide with you. No, we don’t recommend to do everything it says you should, but you can always use it as a guide to plan what to visit.
Some travelers cannot leave home without a printed guided book. For them (and for those who want to make them happy), this guide includes a lot of useful information, including reviews of places and sights. And it also has maps.
Even in the digital world, we swear by printed maps. Offering 12 zone maps and the 4 maps of the city center, this is an amazing resource to have when you travel to Rome. And yes, you can also take notes.
>>you may also consider Moleskine City Notebook Venezia (Venice) , offering 16 zone maps and, of course, allowing you to take notes as you travel and explore.
Books about Italy
It is one of the most famous literary works of the 20th century, the novella is a story of a middle-aged German writer, torn by his passion for a Polish youth met on holiday in Venice.
It is the author’s most popular book of the Naples 44 series and is a poetic study of the agony of wartime occupation and its ability to bring out the worst, and often the best, in human nature .
The book is a story of Italy’s cultural history told through the history of its citrus crops.
If you seek to understand contemporary Italy, this is the book for you. The author looks behind the stereotypes and sheds new light on everything related to the country.
Jamie devotes an entire book to the most popular cuisine in the States: Italian cuisine! He travels in Italy paying homage to the classic dishes in each reason and , as a result, the book is a sensational collection of Italian recipes, old and new.
If you are looking for a comprehensive book featuring the classic Italian recipes, look no further than Michele’s. You can find anything from minestrone, chicken cutlets, and gelato, as well as local specialties.
Coloring books for adults are a thing lately and this one will make you pack your backs and book the next flight to Italy. Enjoy the magnificent city of Rome while you release some stress!
Movies set in Italy
Nominated for ten Academy Awards, the movies follows a modern-day princess who explores Rome. Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck are the stars and the scooter ride is unforgettable.
Released in 1960, the movie follows the story of a journalist who is searching for love and “the sweet life” in Rome.
Julia Robert is a recently divorced woman who decides to start a journey around the world. She starts with a three months stay in Italy. It is based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s 2006 memoir.
Diane Lane is a recently divorced woman who buys a villa in Tuscany and plans to rebuild her life. It is based on Frances Mayes’ 1996 memoir
Based on E.M. Forster’s novel, the movie transports you to Florence during the Victorian era .
If you enjoy the classic Italian music, this collection is for you. Traviata, Rigoletto, Nabucco, Aida…take your pick.
Dean Martin is one of my favorite singers and “That’s Amore” is one song I always listen to with pleasure. Find it and many more in this collection.
One of the most well known Italian singers, Celentano’s songs are popular and many of us know them. This collection is best suited for someone who has passed their 40s.
I’m pretty sure we have all heard Eros at least one time, whether we were in a coffee shop or we browsed the music channels. This collection includes the well known song “Piu Bella Cosa”
It really helps to know some phrases in Italian. Maybe you want to order your breakfast the proper way, or you end up in a tiny village where no one speaks English. This guide will come in handy any time!
Italian For Beginners: A Practical Guide to Learn the Basics of Italian in 10 Days! (Italian Edition)
If you are planning to visit Italy soon and want to pick up some phrases, try this book. It is a concise book for the beginners.
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