Bright red poppies bloom in an Umbrian landscape
What do the Italian towns of Greve in Chianti, Levanto, and Trani have in common with Sonoma, California and Yaxi in China? All five are part of the international "Slow City" movement – 195 cities worldwide and growing – that is an outgrowth of the very successful "Slow Food" concept sta... Read more...
Cappuccino Newsletter 30 April, 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!

Osteria Magona
Piazza Ugo, 2/3, Bolgheri; Tel.: 0565-762173
Chefs Omar Barsacchi and Gionata d'Alessi serve Tuscan-Maremman cuisine like ravioli stuffed with pappa al pomodoro and the "panzanese," a special cut of beefsteak invented by the celebrity Tuscan butcher from Panzano in Chianti, Dario Cecchini. An array of homemade sweets and gelato is the ideal dessert. This welcoming osteria is located inside the city walls of Bolgheri and boasts a charming, vine-covered terrace for fine-weather dining. Open for dinner only; reservations required.

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El Merendero Snack Bar
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Via Marina Piccola, 74, Capri; Tel.: 334-1085577
El Merendero on the beach at Marina Piccola is a Tiki bar that serves awesome fresh fruit smoothies, pina coladas, margaritas, and other drinks. Sandwiches and light lunch fare can be ordered until about 8:00pm in high season, and they also have lounge chairs which you can use on the beach when you purchase a drink.

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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..."