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!

Santa Lucia Ristorante
Largo Febo, 12, Rome; Tel.: 06-6880 2427
If you like to collect "movie moments," you'll love this romantic restaurant behind the Piazza Navona; it's where Julia Roberts goes for a huge meal in the film "Eat, Pray, Love." Santa Lucia provides comfortable outdoor seating in a little piazza next to the pretty, ivy-covered Hotel Raphael. Twinkling lights are all around and there is plenty of lively people-watching. Choose from a wide range of delicious Neapolitan-style pastas and seafood dishes like grilled scampi and whole, roasted fish. Reservations recommended.

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Caffe' Wunderbar
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Piazza IX Aprile, 7, Taormina; Tel.: 0942-625302
Follow the example of Winston Churchill, Rudolf Nureyev, Tennessee Williams and Rod Stewart, and sip your aperitif at the Wunderbar. They also serve a variety of ice creams and granite (crushed-ice drinks). Wunderbar's location in a panoramic piazza offering stunning vistas of Mt. Etna and the sea which can't be beat!

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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..."