The audible lessons are the best I have ever used, and I am learning quickly to speak Italian, but I have been unable to download the reading materials, and audible customer support has not been able to help me.
My wife and I, along with another couple, used this audiobook to tour Rome, and we also used the same series in Florence. We found it very informative and a great way to see sights we never would have seen on a mass tour. It provides interesting information and a little exercise after the Italian cooking. I highly recommend it.