Newest addition to Trenitalia's fleet (photo: Creativita e Broadcasting – FS Italiane)
Crisscrossed with railroad tracks that link cities big and small, Italy is the ideal country to explore by train. And when you choose to ride the rails this summer, you'll have even more options in comfort and price, now that Trenitalia has introduced the sleek, new Frecciarossa 1000 train on its mo... Read more...
Cappuccino Newsletter 29 July, 2015


Cappuccino is our monthly newsletter. Select Italy's travel experts provide stories about current trends and happenings in Italy.

Il Postino

A newsletter exclusively for travel agents, Il Postino contains travel industry news, tips for trip planning and selling points for Italian destinations.



How to...
Get Around

Don't plan to drive in Naples. Road rules are different from what you're used to, and despite being confusing to most outsiders, they keep the city going. You'd be the wrench thrown in the perfectly oiled wheel! No right turn on red anywhere in Italy!

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Useful Tourist Info...

Visiting a foreign country can feel overwhelming. Don't leave home before reading this essential information on traveling in Italy.

Tips for The Travelers:
Best restaurants, food markets, shops, hidden gems and much more!

Charleston Le Terrazze
Viale Regina Elena, 1, Palermo; Tel.: 091-6262903
Sicilian haute cuisine is served in a historic Art Nouveau bathhouse on the beach at Mondello. Adorned with sea dragons and other mythological creatures, this fanciful structure stands on concrete pilings above the sea on a pier of its own. The speciality today, as it was back in 1913, is pesce spada (swordfish), simply and wonderfully prepared. The risotto with shellfish is a savory delight; for dessert, try the semifreddo, an almond ice-cream cake drizzled with hot chocolate sauce.

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Caffetteria Vita Bella
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Piazza San Francesco, 22, Arezzo; Tel.: 0575-353796; 389-1274899
Facing the facade of the church of San Francesco, this cafe is named for Roberto Benigni's Oscar-winning film "Life is Beautiful," several scenes of which were shot next door in the Caffe dei Costanzi. The historic Costanzi is worth a look for it's period 1805 decor, but the food and drinks are a better value here. Outdoor tables on the pleasant piazza make Vita Bella a nice stop after having admired Piero della Francesca's stunning Renaissance frescoes in the churches' main chapel.

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Italian Innovation


LIBRIVIVI: An Italian literary revolution: the audiobook, becomes the "audiomovie". List all books...

Librivivi Dorian Gray

LibriVivi are cutting-edge audiobooks that bring the greatest works of literature to life by means of new, emotionally engaging techniques that transform the book into a veritable "movie."

Living Comics System:
Italian Genius in Digital Art

Digital animation enters the world of comic books. Experience the first release "Sulphur & Dana" depicting the triumph of love over prejudice, discrimination and mistrust.

Living Comics - Sulphur & Dana

Introducing Whaiwhai:
New Touring Experience

The New York Times calls Whaiwhai "a high-tech Italian game that is part 'Amazing Race' and part treasure hunt, with a bit of DaVinci Code-style storytelling..."