2024 Edition Delivered February 14, 2024
Spend less energy googling, and more time exploring Italy’s best-kept secrets.
Rome, Venice, Florence and the Cinque Terre are the most popular destinations in Italy now! The thing is, most travelers are flocking to the same spots everyone else is. If you’ve never been before, Italy can be an overwhelming place to figure out.
We’re here to change that for people who want to invest in personal recommendations, in-the-know info and local secrets that will transform a get-swept-up-in-the-cruise-ship-traffic experience to an I’ve-got-the-inside-scoop experience.
An up-to-date insider guide to Rome, Florence, Venice and the Cinque Terre that most people don’t have? Sì, please!
Gigi Guides is a cheat sheet that gives you the straight talk on exactly where to stay and eat (and where not to), how to get around, and what to do. With over six hours of detailed audio content and ready-to-implement downloadable guides for each city, we’ve curated all the things you should know, all in one place.
As a bonus, the city guides are constantly updated, so you’ll know that a hot new restaurant opened up in our favorite neighborhood in Florence this month, or that there’s a Lemon Festival in one of the Cinque Terre villages on Tuesday. We’ll even save your bacon with Italy-wide train strike alerts.
What makes this guide better than free blogs or paper guidebooks? Great question.
Each year we host hundreds of clients in Italy via group tours, so we have a unique understanding of the problems travelers face and the key mistakes they make. Also, half of our team lives in bella Italia, so we are on the ground there in real time year-round.
You decided to take a vacation. Now, it’s time to decide whether you wanna do it the hard way, or the easy-peasy limoncello-squeezy way.
We love Italy, and this complete city guide edition is the most comprehensive ever available. You won’t find information this all-encompassing all in one place anywhere else — not in paper guidebooks, on blogs, or on Trip Advisor threads.
Don’t miss out on the classic highlights and the newest stuff.
Would you rather trust piecemeal intel you’ve found on late-night Google searches, or tried-and-true advice from people who actually live here?
Italy is one of our favorite places on earth, and we would love to share its magic with you. Get the scoop on everything you could possibly want to know, fitting any budget.
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1. What to do, see & get.
2. Which neighbourhoods to stay in, and why.
3. Where to eat, drink and be merry in each city.
4. Recommendations for accomodation in Rome, Florence, Venice and the Cinque Terre, on any budget.
5. How to get around via car or train.
6. Secret tips & tricks the locals know and that you should know too.
7. Suggested itineraries for a perfect day, including trips to lesser-known areas nearby.
Want more? Good! You’ll also get an exclusive bonus chapter, What To Know Before You Go, so you can...
- Map out your entire Italy itinerary with ease.
- Pack your suitcase or carry-on efficiently — detailed packing lists for both scenarios.
- Know how to pay, tip and avoid fees when using cards in Italy.
- Navigate unpredictable trains, tickets, rental car driving and parking — all specific to Italy.
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This is a digital product, and you’ll have access within 5 minutes of ordering. All content is hosted online; access via your phone, laptop or tablet. Download for easy offline use on your travels.
Pick and choose the most relevant information for the locations you’re traveling to. You have 32 e-books and over 6 hours of audio files, chock-full of our insider intel specifically for Rome, Florence, Venice and the Cinque Terre. Organized for quick reference online.
In the bonus section, you can also access 6 e-books and over 1 hour of audio content to help you strategically visualize, plan and maximize your precious Italy vacation, from start to finish — whether it’s your first time or your fifth time.
With the Gigi Guides Complete Edition, imagine:
Enjoying a prosecco under a white umbrella in a tiny piazza (that you'd never find on your own), while the throngs hang in the the midday heat on the main drag. You’re planning to see the main drag tonight, ‘cause you know now when to go, and when to say hell no.
Having your train tickets pre-purchased and ready to use, instead of suffering the never-ending lineups at the station.
Getting the best, up-to-date advice from people who actually LIVE in Italy.
Feeling confident you’ve planned a proper Italy itinerary that’s season-appropriate, and flows according to the biggest deciding factor of your trip — train or car travel.
Dining at the best under-the-radar spots that Italians eat at too.
Having access to Gigi Guides 24/7, with everything online or downloaded for offline use.
Not stressing about the “busyness” of these cities in high season, because you’re armed with plans for day trips in surrounding areas.
Knowing how much you can expect to spend, and how to best spend it.
Ordering a proper Italian meal with confidence, just like the Italians sitting at the table next to yours.
Knowing the lowdown on unpredictable Italian trains (before you buy).
Hassle-free car rentals (and reasons to never rent).
No paper guidebooks weighing down your luggage — just read on your phone or tablet.
Best of all: not winging it like everyone else.
A decade of knowledge and insider intel gathered from 25 experts means you won’t feel clueless, even before you get here.
Fun fact: Our tours cost upwards of $8000, and for a fraction of that we give you the tools and know-how to craft an incredible trip of your own. You’ll already know way more than the thousands of people booking their trips to Italy, because you want to make your trip extraordinary.
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