Elba is home to a whopping 150 beaches
Located just six miles off the coast of mainland Tuscany, Elba is the third largest island in Italy, following Sicily and Sardinia. It is one of seven islands that are part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, an extraordinary area of Italy known for its dramatic mountains and colorful seas, hom... Read more...
30 June, 2014
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Take a sip of the genuine taste and aroma of Italy with a brief video essay on a hot topic about Italian society, travel, or culture.
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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 incomprehensible 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!
Trattoria Quattro Leoni
Restaurant
Via Vellutini, 1/r, Florence; Tel.: 055-218562
Founded in 1550, the Trattoria Quattro Leoni is located in Piazza della Passera, only steps from the Pitti Palace, Ponte Vecchio and Via Maggio. Unlike most Florentine trattorias, it is open continuously throughout the day and in good weather you can dine outside in the picturesque piazza, sheltered by canvas market umbrellas. Whatever the season, the Gran Fritto dell'Aia, with crispy fried chicken, rabbit and vegetables on a single plate, is a real crowd pleaser. A Select Italy favorite!

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Caffe' Torino
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Piazza San Carlo, 4, Turin; Tel.: 011-545118
This imposing place on the Piazza San Carlo, which opened its doors in 1903, was the haunt of politicians like Einaudi and De Gaspari. In a scallop shell behind the old-fashioned bar stands the rampant bull (toro) which has been the city symbol since Torino was a Roman colony known as Augusta Taurinorum. A great place for an aperitivo, accompanied by the huge array of free munchies that is laid out on the bar.

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LIBRIVIVI: An Italian literary revolution: the audiobook, becomes the "audiomovie". List all books...

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.


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..."