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

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

A newsletter exclusively for travel agents, Il Postino contains travel industry news, tips for trip planning and selling points for Italian destinations.
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HOW TO TRAVEL IN ITALY & NOT LOOK LIKE A CLUELESS TOURIST

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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!

Sheva Kosher Restaurant
Restaurant
Via Santa Maria del Pianto, 1b, Rome; Tel.: 06-68801518
Sheva is the Ghetto's only truly contemporary restaurant, serving the most sophisticated kosher cuisine in Rome. AlongsIde traditional Roman Jewish dishes like artichokes "alla Giudia" are innovative creations such as risotto with yellow squash and chestnuts, or orata (a Mediterranean fish) filets that have been rolled around a stuffing of spinach, raisins and parsley. The wine list is an education in just how good kosher wine can be, with labels from Italian regions and from Israel. Every evening but Friday they also offer an ample happy-hour buffet to an international crowd who can be found sipping cocktails or kosher wine on Sheva's pleasant outdoor patio.

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Giubbe Rosse 1890
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Piazza della Repubblica, 13, Florence; Tel.: 055-212280
A well-known caffe' where journalists, writers and painters - Prezzolini, Rosai, Boccioni, Balla, Severini, Marinetti, Montale and many others -used to spend long nights drinking, smoking and discussing Florentine futurism. Its name means "red jackets" after the short, red, Viennese-style jackets the waiters used to wear. Every Wednesday a "Literary Encounter" takes place and artists still come here to present their latest work. Giubbe Rosse's serve-yourself lunch buffet is an excellent value.

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Italian Innovation

Librivivi

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..."