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Italy travel made simple.

Gigi Guides is the new generation of travel guides.

Gigi crushes the limitations of a traditional paper guidebook and gives you 24/7 access on any device.

Access videos, written guides and audios, all in one place. Obsessively updated so you always travel with the latest intel. Written by people who live in Italy.

The Old Way:

Burning waaaay too much time searching.

The New Way:

Real advice you need for a great vacay, all in one place.

The New Way:

Real advice you need for a great vacay, all in one place.

PUT AN END TO LATE-NIGHT GOOGLE SEARCHES, OVERWHELM AND OVERTHINKING.

MEET GIGI

Gigi is for the traveler who’s obsessed with the good stuff.

Gigi knows what you want in a holiday.

You want to feel your shoulders sink, together with new friends and old wine.

In a pretty piazza with geranium pots.

The only daily grind you want to hear is the espresso machine.

Which suits you fine because you were looking for an excuse to try those pastries.

You want days that flow together without effort or stress. Or alarm clocks.

You’re not asking for the earth — you’re just asking for a great trip.

Let us help you with that.

GIGI GUIDES IS HAND-SELECTED,
ABSOLUTELY OBSESSIVE LOCAL EXPERTISE
CURATED BY TRAVEL PROS.

BEFORE-YOU-GO STRATEGIES

How to plan
your itinerary

What you’ll spend and money tips.

The scoop on Italian trains.

Hassle-saving car rental solutions.

What to pack.

Advice you shouldn’t leave home without.

PLUS CITY GUIDES WITH MEGA-WATT IDEAS ON

What to do, see & get

Where to stay

Where to eat

How to get around

Tips & tricks the locals know & you should too

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IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO DREAM VACATION SOLUTIONS

WHAT EXACTLY DOES GIGI COVER?

PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR YOUR TRIP TO ITALY.
ALL IN ONE PLACE.

Know before you go: Rome Florence Venice Cinque Terre
Restaurants you gotta try.
Accommodation:
Where to save, where to splurge.
What to see & do
(fantastico shops, sights & highlights).
The lay of the land &
our fave neighborhoods.
How to get around & airport advice.
Tips & tricks locals know.
Sample itineraries for a perfect day.

IMAGINE

Having confidence in your itinerary & timing.

All this info on a device you love. Access 24/7.

Knowing what you'll spend & how to spend it.

Ordering a proper Italian meal, just like a local.

Knowing the lowdown on Italian trains (before you buy).

Packing light but feeling like you've got it all.

Hassle-free car rentals (and reasons to never rent).

Knowing you're traveling with up-to-date intel.

WHEN YOU’RE ON HOLIDAY, DO YOU WANT TO HASSLE WITH:

Marie Forleo

Bianca is simply a GENIUS.
I cannot recommend Gigi Guides and her expertise on Italy enough.

What Bianca has put together with Gigi Guides is invaluable. Her guidance, expertise and inside information on Italy is far beyond anything I’ve seen. She’s helped me craft extraordinary trips to Italy and I keep going back for more, more, more!

You’re busy and vacations don’t happen everyday. Stop overthinking and wasting time trying to piece together the right trip from people you don’t know, or hope you’ll get lucky with outdated info. You deserve the trip of a lifetime and Bianca and Gigi Guides will help you make it happen!

I’ve trusted her recommendations multiple times and she’s helped me create memories I’ll treasure for life. With Gigi Guides, experience the beauty, wonder and life-changing magic that only a Bianca-approved Italian adventure can bring.

Marie Forleo,
Host of MarieTV, Founder of B-School

New York City, USA
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SAY YES TO CLARITY

Say yes to delicious holes-in-the-wall. Grand boulevards.

“So glad we stayed here” hotels. Adorable side streets with pretty shops.

Perfectly crisp squares of focaccia. Gelato alla fragola. You get the drift.

MEET BIANCA : Founder. Mother. Writer. Traveler. Tea Drinker. Girl Boss.

Gigi Guides is developed and delivered by me, Bianca Gignac. I’m an Italy travel expert and founder of the tour company Italian Fix.

I’ve had the unique chance to work, travel and live in Italy.

As you can see from the red hair and freckles, I’m not Italian, but I adopted a deep love for the country when I met and married my Italian husband over 10 years ago.

With my tour company I’ve had the honor of personally traveling Italy with our clients and it’s been the greatest thing I’ve ever decided to do with my life (besides being a wife and mother, of course).

Each year my team and I give advice to thousands of people through emails and comments on ItalianFix.com. When I saw the stats from one single blog post I wrote about the Cinque Terre — over 500 comments and 20,000 views per month — I knew something had to be done.

I was also hip to the fact that not everyone could spend $5000 to personally travel Italy with me on a tour, but I believed most could afford a travel guide, created by us and our local friends.

I created Gigi Guides to neatly package decades of wisdom and obsessively curated know-how about traveling Italy well. For a fraction of the cost of traveling with me, you can take my personal recommendations — things that have taken me years to find — to plan your own dream trip to Italy.

Plus, we’ve worked with our savvy local connections in Rome, Florence, Venice and the Cinque Terre to share the very best in each locale.

MY FIRST TRIP TO ITALY WAS PRETTY EMBARRASSING.

I didn't know how to order a proper meal, move around on the trains, or see any sights without standing in massive line-ups. I also didn't know how to manage the rhythms of an Italian city, like a local would.

That all changed as soon as I had insider knowledge; when I met my soon-to-be-husband. Since he was Italian, what had seemed impenetrable for me was easy for him and I learned a lot along the way.

I HAD A LIGHTBULB MOMENT: INSIDER INTEL CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE.

When I was on my own in Florence before I met Alessandro, I would order a salad for dinner (you can imagine the exaggerated eye rolls from the waiters!). After I met Alessandro, I was eating four-course meals, finished off with a dolce and an ammazzacaffè.

After five minutes of having a teensy-tiny bit of direction from a local, I decoded the complexities of the Italian menu system: Salads are for lunch; cappuccino is for breakfast; ordering one after dinner will invite head shakes; asking for grated cheese over seafood pasta might land you in jail… And the list goes on.

Clearly, knowing what you’re doing has its advantages. There are so many things that could hold you back from an amazing Italian adventure just because no one has shed light on them for you.

I FOUNDED A TRAVEL COMPANY THROUGH RESOURCEFULNESS, OBSESSION, NEVER GIVING UP AND BEING COMPLETELY IN LOVE WITH MY CUSTOMERS AND THE VISION I HAD FOR THEIR TRIP.

That’s just passion and proven expertise. That’s just me.

I believe a rich life comes not from the things you have but the things you do, the experiences you create, and the people you meet along the way.

That’s why I pour my heart into this.

Through travel, you’re well on your way to a rich life. Send me a postcard.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

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AS YOU KNOW, GIGI IS ALL ABOUT LOCAL CONNECTIONS.

Which means we’ve scoured the boot for the It Girls and It Boys who live, work and travel in Italy. Gigi Guides’ local contributors are hand-picked for their unique perspective

KRISTINA GILL

YOUR ROME CONNECTION

Rome is big and busy and you need to cut out the noise and go straight for the insider advice. Kristina Gill has been a Rome resident for 17 years. Originally from Nashville, she studied at Stanford and was part of the U.S. Foreign Service before moving to the Eternal City. She’s the co-author of brand new cookbook Tasting Rome and the food and drinks editor for Design Sponge. We’re thrilled her contributions to Gigi Guides’ Rome chapter will have you traveling more deliciously.

SARAH BIANCHI

YOUR VENICE CONNECTION

Sarah Bianchi was born in Milan but has lived in Venice since she was a little girl. She’s an architect and a style blogger (check out her site, ChicNeverland.com!) and describes herself as in love with love, with beautiful things that make eyes smile, and with memories, dreams and expectations. She can’t wait to introduce you to her Venice.

OLGA MORSELLI

YOUR FLORENCE CONNECTION

When people think of Italy, they often envision the rolling hills of Tuscany. Italian-born Olga Morselli has spent the last 15 years visiting every part of this gorgeous region and passionately helping travelers find the very best Tuscan villas and accommodations and sharing with them ideas for wonderful local activities and itineraries. Her contribution to Gigi Guides will help you navigate Florence, Chianti and other areas of Tuscany and help you find your own slice of the Tuscan sun.

BIANCA GIGNAC

YOUR CINQUE TERRE CONNECTION

Yeah, that’s me. I’m Bianca and I’m the founder of Gigi Guides and Italian Fix, our sister company. The Cinque Terre region of Italy on the Italian Riviera is one of the hottest in Italian travel now. I never knew that of course — it was just fate that I met my husband in one of the villages over a decade ago. My Cinque Terre advice has been read by hundreds of thousands of people across the web and I’ve packaged my latest tips for Gigi readers.

WHAT SETS GIGI GUIDES APART?

You don’t ask just anyone for advice. For very specific guidance (about parenting, haircuts or relationships) you have certain go-to friends, right? Friends who have an aesthetic and joie de vivre that you aspire to. Friends who you trust because they tell it like it is, and if you landed on their doorstep, this is what they’d share with you.

Gigi is that friend.

Gigi helps you have a better trip by obsessively curating and organizing the wisdom of our smarty-pants friends and influencers across Italy.

Which lets you in on their best-kept secrets too.

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Dan Petersen

We just returned from an amazing two week trip to Italy that we are struggling to come back down to earth.

We would have loved our trip anyway, but it was made that much better by the information provided in Gigi Guides. From the step-by-step guide to using the Italian trains and finding the right time and track to get on, to the tiny little restaurant in Monterosso (da Eraldo) that we walked by several times and ended up having one of our best meals that we would never have gone to without Gigi.

Discovering focaccia di recco through Gigi, which is now one of my favorite snacks. Dinner at Trattoria da Billy. Yum and who knew you could drink that much digestivo?? Lots of pearls of advice that accented and embellished our trip. Love Gigi Guides but especially the sweetly enthusiastic staff that brought the info to life!

Here's to more proseccoing, focaccia de reccoing, and Italian traveling with Gigi Guides soon!

Dan Petersen and Barb Hays

Washington, USA

YOU NEED SMART ADVICE — LIKE, YESTERDAY.

Gigi guides is an all-in-one elegant solution to travel planning.

It’s more interactive than a paper guidebook and beefier than an app.

Access: 24/7. Anytime. Anywhere.

From your tablet, while you relax in your pajamas after a long day at work.
From your phone, on a street corner in Florence. From your computer, while you’re booking your flights. On your headphones, while you’re working out. On paper, from the printable guides and lists. Download everything for offline access.

Another cool perk:

Any updates to the guide are immediately accessible, for free.
Gigi takes care of you.

GIGI GUIDES ISN’T FOR EVERYONE.
GIGI BELIEVES:

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THINGS GIGI AVOIDS WITH A 10-FOOT POLE:

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HOW DO I KNOW IF GIGI GUIDES IS RIGHT FOR ME?

You’re traveling to Italy soon (you have dates set).

You daydream of going sometime in the future (you’re not sure when).

You're brand new to this whole "travel Italy" thing but you don't want to make rookie mistakes.

You’re a seasoned world traveler but you’re ready to go deeper.

You're in charge of planning the vacation and others are relying on you.

You’re ready to invest in a few hours of learning.

You like to curl up and read. But sometimes you just prefer to watch a video.

And when you’re short on time you’re a multi-tasker (listen while working or walking).

OH, AND LOOK, WE’VE WRANGLED
SOME SWEET BONUS ITINERARIES

They're step-by-step how-to manuals written by our local friends. Get the lowdown on:

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Laura Scherer

I love traveling to Italy and finding a resource that has all the information I need in one place is wonderful! Bianca's attention to detail and up-to-date travel information makes trip planning a breeze. Having everything in one easy guide saves so much time and is hassle free -- well worth the investment. Having lifetime access to Italy travel updates is a great perk as well!

Laura Scherer

Texas, USA

WHEN YOU PURCHASE GIGI GUIDES DURING THIS LIMITED-TIME OFFER ALL THIS IS YOURS:

Immediate access to the full guide with FREE updates.
As an early adopter you also get LIFETIME access to Gigi Guides Italy edition.
$197 VALUE
Bonus #1: Sample itineraries for Rome, Florence, Venice and the Cinque Terre.
It’s like following one of our friends around for the day.
$97 VALUE
Bonus #2: Unlimited access to FUTURE CHAPTERS in the Italy edition (a Sicily chapter is in the works).
$59 VALUE
Bonus #3: Free travel partner login. Have another person traveling with you? Your membership will come with ONE EXTRA password to the Gigi Guides private membership site.
$197 VALUE

THIS IS A $550 VALUE.

(BUT YOU DON’T PAY THAT.)

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Sherrice Kirby

Gigi Guides is allowing me to create the most unique travel adventure for my family that I had no idea was possible. As a busy mom and entrepreneur I do not want to be searching out where to stay, what to do and how to plan.

I want expert advice on how to get out of the tourist zone and have a local experience. When you’re planning to spend over $5000 on a vacation, you want to ensure that it’ll be a fun, hassle free and memorable experience. Gigi Guides is like having a best friend that knows all the secrets to Italy.

Sherrice Kirby

British Columbia, Canada

THIS IS A $550 VALUE.

(BUT YOU DON’T PAY THAT.)

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You can buy today with the comfort of knowing your order is backed by a 100% Money Back Guarantee.

If you decide Gigi Guides was not the right decision for you, contact our support team, and we’ll make sure you get a FULL REFUND.

We share decades’ worth of experience and believe our product is world-class and actionable. Bold claims. We know.

Try it. You have 30 days to review the material and if you’re not satisfied, we want to hear from you and offer you a full refund.

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FAQ

1. How do I access the guide?

You get instant access to an online private membership with a unique password. The entire guide is accessible immediately and 24/7. Watch the videos, listen to the audio, or read the written guides. Whatever you like best.

2. Can I print the PDFs?

Yes, of course. We’ve made them printer friendly.

3. Do I need a special player to listen to the audio?

No, you can listen to our MP3s on your laptop, phone or tablet.

4. What if I have an iPad/tablet?

Nice. They’re especially great to use on trips and Gigi works wonderfully on them.

5. When will I know about updates?

Every time you log in, the guide is automatically updated. No need to do anything.

6. Why bother? Aren’t there hundreds of travel books/apps out there?

We get so many questions from our tour clients asking for recommended resources, and up until now we could never recommend an all-in-one solution for their Italy trip. It was a hodgepodge of blog posts and the odd city guide app we liked. We wanted something we would use ourselves, and could confidently recommend to others. We wanted it to be elegant, artful, packed with value, and filled with love and integrity. We wanted a masterpiece. We wanted to over-deliver. We wanted to wow. We’re a picky bunch of overachievers — can you tell?

7. How is this different from other guides?

There’s nothing like this. If there were, we would be users. Right now, when you’re traveling you can use apps or a paper guidebook or read blog posts and forums. Paper guidebooks can be outdated and long-winded. And unless they come with an audiobook version, there’s no “listening and learning” while you do other things (like drive to work). There are city guide apps out there, but nothing this in-depth and absolutely nothing that gives you pre-travel advice specific to Italy. We know because we’ve been in the Italy travel market for five years and are aware of exactly what’s out there. Gigi Guides is an all-in-one solution that has never existed until now. Gigi needed to be born. We’ve swaddled her up in a cozy blanket.

8. Do I need wi-fi?

You need an internet connection to initially access the content. Then you can download everything for offline access.

9. I’m traveling to Italy in 2017 — would this still suit me or is it too early to buy?

No — get on it and be ahead of the curve. Planning a trip takes a lot longer than you think and all the best hotels get booked first.

10. Can I just buy just one chapter?

Nope. It’s the whole enchilada. Or should we say lasagna. We feel the best way to serve you is with our pre-travel advice and city guides combined, so we don’t deliver content piecemeal.

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Looking foward to helping you with your Italy trip!