This completely interactive language learning course is designed for students who want to learn Italian but prefer to teach themselves rather than participate in a formal classroom setting. The attractively boxed language package contains a textbook presenting grammar and vocabulary basics with learning exercises. Included with the book are four audio CDs, three of them presenting dialogues and exercises, and the fourth focused especially for travel situations in Italy. The course concentrates on proficiency in speaking and understanding Italian in the context of informal conversations, travel situations, making purchases, and verbally finding one’s way around in international settings. It is an ideal introduction to Italian for business and vacation travelers. The book is heavily illustrated with color photos and illustrations, as well as hundreds of question-and-answer exercises.