WE use the Tom Tom app for iPhone in the US and love it. I just purchased the Western Europe Tom Tom app for our European trips. It is the same app so we are already familiar with it. We programmed in out Italian place as HOME and it found it and even showed the dirt road leading to us and the long winding driveway. I highly recommend some form of a GPS for getting around Europe. They are easy to use and will build your confidence in driving around your favorite country.
I programmed in favorites that we visit a lot, like the Rome Fumicino Airport (Leonardo Da Vinci). Now when we want to head for the airport we just pick from the favorite list.
Enjoy your travels and remember to relax and enjoy the country you are in. DO NOT BE AN UGLY AMERICAN! You are a guest, they are NOT your servants. The idea is to enjoy your stay, the food, the wine and the people. This will make for a more memorable trip.
George & Jo Ann
- How to Install a GPS on an iPhone (smallbusiness.chron.com)
- iOS7 battery life, background app refresh and GPS: tweaks (reinout.vanrees.org)