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Fill the champagne flutes with good Italian spumante and raise them in a toast to Beth Rubin! Exactly 14 years today, Beth started working at Select Italy; hired on August 29th of 2000, she is now Manager of Custom Travel Planning & Sales and oversees three very busy sales agents in the company'... Read more...
29 August, 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
How to...
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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Eat The Italian Way
Not Look Like a Tourist
Not Speak Like a Tourist
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!
Ristorante L'Acqua Cheta
Restaurant
Via di Rosano, 59, Florence; Tel.: 055-696054
A fish restaurant that is nowhere near the sea, but that is a favorite address of Florentines seeking fresh fish and seafood at reasonable prices. It is immersed in the green suburb of Bagno a Ripoli, 7 kilometers from downtown Florence. Its rustic decor features fishing nets, lighthouses and wooden models of boats, while the mixed seafood plates have fun names like "Titanic" and "Caraibi." There's Catalan-style lobster and Paella alla Valenciana, too; leave some room for the cheesecake. Open for dinner only, with the exception of Sunday lunch.

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Caffe' Concerto Paszkowski
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Piazza della Repubblica, 31-35r, Florence; Tel.: 055-210236
The very un-Florentine name, Paszkowski, dates from 1904 when this place was a Polish beer hall but before that it was the Caffe' Centrale, founded in 1846. Gradually it became a literary café, the meeting place for the leaders of early twentieth century literary and artistic movements. There are both indoor and outdoor tables: Paszkowski adjoins Gilli, another well-established caffe', and it's traditional for the chanteuse to entertain the guests of both caffes with their songs.

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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..."