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!

L'Osteria del Caffe' Italiana
Via Isole delle Stinche, 11/13r, Florence; Tel.: 055-289368
Just what Florence needed - a place for everyone and it's open non-stop. You may choose from a large selection of wines by the glass or by the bottle. Plates of crostini, salami and other Tuscan sliced meats and cheeses are served all day and night, while during restaurant hours a full menu of Tuscan specialties is available. The ambience is great, so is the food and the service very professional. In nice weather book an outside table on the quiet, atmospheric Via della Vigna Vecchia.

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Profumo di Piadina
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Via Cairoli, 24, Ravenna; Tel.: 333-2928079
Locals say piadina, a traditional flatbread, is like espresso: it should be made and consumed immediately. This small takeout shop near the Piazza del Popolo makes it on the spot, folding it in half to create warm sandwiches like prosciutto and arugula, or fig jam with the region's creamy squacquerone cheese. A great place for a quick lunch while visiting the City of Mosaics.

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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..."