YOU'VE NEVER SEEN ITALY
LIKE THIS BEFORE!
ITALY TRAVEL Re-imagined: Connect at a deeper level, always know where you are and what sites are all around you, visit at your own speed, and ALWAYS remain independent!
Author | Speaker
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Looking for something deeper than the standard Italian getaway?
Discover the first never-out-of-date intelligent line of travel guides & tools that takes you beneath the surface to the real Italy. The author shares a gold mine of Italy's alluring often-overlooked sites so you can immerse yourself in the bustling local & ancient culture. Her guides are the ultimate resource to:
- Escape the crowds and deep-dive into the land that birthed stunning art, history and legends
- Jam-packed with backstories, vignets, anecdotes and bite-sized nuggets of history giving you the clearest picture of these ancient cities
- Skillfully organized (and color-coded!) to connect the dots giving you hundreds of exciting 'Aha' moments every day
- You’ll be privy to all the best ancient and underground sites, while getting the backstories of the most interesting influencers in history that connect you directly to the sites you're visiting
- Follow the artists and the art that will open your eyes and your mind.
Love traveling but hate the planning? Every printed guide book comes with the free SpiniCityᵗᵐ board (see below) to enjoy instant site planning as you go. If you like fully absorbing historic culture then returning home with more than trivia and trinkets, then you’ll love Patty's gift of smart and independent travel.
The Little Travel Tool that CHANGES EVERYTHING!
Meet the “little planner that could.” With this lightweight, foldable card, you can easily:
- Select from 100+ smartly categorized sites in each city
- Know where you are at all times
- Know what cool sites are all around you at all times
- Never miss something interesting because you didn't know it was right where you were walking
- Know instantly what to see next (on the fly)
- Visit at your own speed
- Always remain totally independent
- Get your kids involved (no more boredom!) in your trip
How can SpiniCity do all this? (It's genius, that's how!)
Where Are You Going?
THE ETERNAL CITY
BIRTHPLACE OF THE RENAISSANCE
THE ISLAND CITY
GROWING ARRAY OF UNUSUAL TRAVEL GOODIES
(Yah, it's REALLY him!)
Renowned author of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" Series
"Polished, professional, and thorough..."
“Patty has updated the way we think about traveling, especially for travelers who are over 50. It’s interesting that she realized that we travel differently than we did when we were younger. I know I do. I own a lot of travel books, but Patty’s are uniquely different. Polished, professional, and thorough, we sure could have used these when we were hosting forums in Italy!”
BECOMING TRADER JOE
This is the founding story of America's Sweetheart grocer. This book is the culmination of his own personal journals which this author was asked to pull together into book form.
Jon Levin, Dean
Stanford Graduate School of Business
"Joe Coloumbe built Trader Joe's on innovative management, creative marketing, and keen storytelling. This book is a wonderful account of how he did it, and of entrepreneurial spirit in action."
This book is a marvelous gift for the Business people in your life.
(Coupled with their favorite beverage, of course!)
What's in my SHOP?
Not the same travel guide philosophy that has been around for decades. This is a fresh new travel perspective to reflect today's options and preferences.
DO IT DIFFERENTLY!
Part of the new Travel 'thinking' is to include ways to take the pain out of the planning process, and broaden your options from long-term planning to on-the-go planning.
DO IT DIFFERENTLY!
Some of these items are unique to this site, and some were gathered from around the world, giving you an entirely different selection of travel goodies all right here.
DO IT DIFFERENTLY!
What they say...
As a world history teacher I think this could also be a great supplement to the textbook when teaching the Renaissance. It flawlessly includes the history of the various places, statues, etc.
Traveler, History Buff
"These books will change how I look at Italy from this point forward. They are just fabulous. I am recommending them to friends and family to go to Italy, and also will recommend them to people who are going for the first time. Patty's books are a "must have" resource."
Author | Speaker
About the Author
Two decades of traveling the world in the context of archaeology made me really good at two things: history and travel. Combining those two things with my existing skills - writing and photography - created the perfect background needed to create a line of travel books and accessories.
During those twenty years, I became very focused (picky!) about all of the details that go into making, taking, and enjoying a trip. Much of that was about what I didn't want, and what took away from the enjoyment. Over-crowding was at the top of the list.
I know we have all been taught to 'herd' travel by clumping around the top 10 sites in every location, but there truly had to be another way to travel. And I understand that a lack of money and/or time encourages speed travel. But that wasn't for me either.
So I created an entirely new way of looking at travel that enables you to go as deep as you want, at the speed you like, and fill every minute of your stay with the real Italian cities and their history that has influenced the world we live in today.
Happy Reading, and Happier Travels!