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She Finds Twenty Great Ways to Enjoy Italy


Tuscany Writers Retreat In Lucca...

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Gutsy Women Travel...

Visit Italy with Gutsy Women Travel -- one of the most popular travel companies for women with over 60% repeat business. Our exciting itineraries to Europe include the Amalfi Coast Discovery, Magnificent Florence and Tuscany, and Montecatini: Super Tuscany Plus Cinque Terre in Liguria. We’ve done all the legwork so you can sit back and enjoy. E-mail or visit


Well Arranged Travel...

Specializes in upscale women’s small group tours and custom private vacations. We cater to those who appreciate culture, art, history, scenery and fabulous food. Enjoy great traveling companions, elegant accommodations and fabulous food and wine. See medieval walled cities, ancient ruins, olive groves and vineyards. Participate in wine tasting, cooking classes, shopping at open markets or designer outlets and more.
Phone: (866) 513-3968


Dream Of Venice...

"When I went to Venice, my dream became my address.” (Marcel Proust) Live the dream in your own Venetian apartment, away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist track yet still a short walk to St. Mark’s Square. The apartment has one double bedroom, one twin, an open kitchen/living area and a loft office. Call Linda at (415) 550-8215


Cycling In Piemonte With Active Journeys...

Combining leisurely paced rides in Piemonte, Italy with an array of gourmet delicacies to awaken the senses. This is the land of fine cuisine and delectable truffles, as well as world famous wines such as Barolo and Barbera. As it borders with France and Switzerland, it offers a true cosmopolitan experience. More Information:
Phone: 1-800-597-5594


Bonus tip! Italian Bookstores to Browse...

The English Bookshop, Borgo Giannotti 493, Lucca, Itlay (tel. 0583 331169) is only about 500 m. from the walls of the Centro Storico (Historic District) of Lucca and is in a delightful neighborhood. Danny has an amazing array of books in English and is especially adept in steering the reader toward books that will enhance the Italian-Tuscan-Luchesse experience.
Rebecca, Savannah, USA

In Rome, look for the Anglo-American Bookstore: Near the Spanish Steps, this store is particularly useful for art and architecture books, and academic books regarding the history and culture of Rome. Also a large selection of novels. Via della Vite 102

The Corner Bookstore: Long a standby for English books in Trastevere, the Corner Bookstore has just moved from its original location and is now larger, neater, and better lit. The owner, Claire, and her staff are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Via del Moro (in Trastevere) girl reading

Economy Book and Video Center: Near Stazione Termini and Piazza della Repubblica, this bookstore has a wide selection including used novels. They also keep a bulletin board with notices for those seeking work, accommodations, Italian or English lessons, and more. Via Torino 136. Website:

The Lion Bookstore: Perhaps the largest of Rome's English bookstores, this one includes a cafe. The fiction, cooking, art and architecture, as well as children's selections are especially good. Via dei Greci 33
Laura and Susan, Rome, Italy

There's a really good English bookstore in Siena, Italy. It's called Book Shop and is at Via San Pietro 19, which is very near the Duomo, right in the center of town. The owner, Lisa, originally from the USA, is a charming, friendly, welcoming young woman.
Laya, Ramat Hasharon, Israel

I'd like to recommend Libreria Emiliana in Venice. Sorry I do not have the address, but it is well worth looking for it . I know it's not too far from Plaza San Marco.
Sheila, Toronto, Canada

EDITOR'S NOTE: This shop is located at: San Marco Goldoni 4487. In their own words, 'We have a large variety of books containing pictoresque photos along with history and art. You can also find literature in English and French. We also specialize in providing books on Murano Glass, Italian cuisine, comics and tales for children'.

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