3 apps for those that love Italy

By Marlon Votta - Jun 20, 2011

If you have never been before or feel there is more to discover in Italy, here are three apps to assist those of you who love Italy all available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

There are many places you may feel the need to see in Italy and these three apps will help you with all of your requirements. The TomTom Italy by TomTom International BV is a great application for discovering and finding your way around. ProGuides – Italy by Brighthouse Labs is ideal for learning about the history of certain places and Italy2Go Talking Phrase Book by HNHSoft will assist you with the communication skills required to fully immerse yourself into this beautiful country.

With the TomTom Italy application, you will find driving around Italy a truly marvelous experience as TomTom is known the worldwide for the accuracy and detailed coverage of its maps. No mobile signals are required for you to view your map TomTom uses IQ Routes that show routes based on actual traffic speeds rather than posted speed limits, giving you options to use route based on the time of the day. The Map Share feature will update any current changes.

The ProGuides Italy app is a great way for you to get acquainted with the culture, sign changes and finding the best places for you to go or just stay for a night. Get an understanding of Italy before you even get there and use this app to help organize your budget. With a detailed description of different regions and options to make reservations you will also gain great tips to assist you with time schedules and money saving ideas. Get an overall understanding with countless reviews and introductions to the local culture and historical background.


Italy2Go Talking Phrase Book
will transform your device into language teacher and a travel guide. A talking phrase book that uses more than 1000 words and phrases that are commonly used throughout Italy this will help you understand pronunciations. With each phrase translated and spoken by a professional, you can choose a phrase in English, then see and hear its translation in Italian. Phrases are entered into 10 categories and 50 sub categories to help you adapt to certain environments and situations with links to related phrases. Put your favorite phrases or words you feel are appreciated in your own favorite category.

Going to Italy with any or all of these apps will give you the opportunity to relax and soak up the natural surroundings. Being half Italian myself I find that a basic understanding of where you are going, what is available and having the manners to be able to say please and thank you will get you along way with the locals. For someone who has never been to Italy, just by letting them see that you are trying to converse will help you receive a warm welcome. For more information on pricing and availabilty, visit the App Store.

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