Select Italy Russia has proven to be widely successful
When we announced the launch of our Russian-language website in the April 2013 issue of Il Postino newsletter, readers were asked to raise a glass of vodka in a toast to our hoped-for success. Now, almost two years after Select Italy Russia went live, we can measure in hard numbers and heartfelt cli... Read more...
Cappuccino Newsletter 27 February, 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!

Papa Francesco
Restaurant
Via Marino Tommaso, 7 (corner of Piazza della Scala), Milan; Tel.: 02-862177
Papa' Francesco is family-run spot with rapid service, located just a stone's throw from La Scala. The seven daily specials include carpaccio di tonno affumicato (thinly sliced smoked tuna) and homemade ravioli stuffed with sea bass, as well as Milanese classics such breaded veal cutlets or saffron rice served in a crunchy "basket" made of Parmesan cheese. On weekends meals are served continuously throughout the day, handy for those attending an opera at La Scala; on performance nights, special after-theater dinners can also be reserved (and you might end up sitting at a table next to one of the singers!).

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Bar Cucciolo
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Via del Corso, 25/R, Florence; Tel.: 055-287727
"Bomboloni caldi" (hot doughnuts) is the sign that goes up whenever fresh, hot batches are due to roll out of the doughnut machine at Bar Cucciolo, and 4:30pm is one of these times. Generations of Florentine children have enjoyed this after-school snack in either the plain version (called "ciambelle," with a hole in the middle and rolled in sugar) or filled (chocolate, nutella, apricot jam, blackberry preserves, or vanilla cream are the yummy fillings). Pizza, panini, and pasta dishes mean you can also have lunch here, although a cappuccino and a bombolone is the classic order, anytime of the day! Low prices, a friendly staff, and a central location in the most touristy part of town make this an address to remember.

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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..."