Newest addition to Trenitalia's fleet (photo: Creativita e Broadcasting – FS Italiane)
Crisscrossed with railroad tracks that link cities big and small, Italy is the ideal country to explore by train. And when you choose to ride the rails this summer, you'll have even more options in comfort and price, now that Trenitalia has introduced the sleek, new Frecciarossa 1000 train on its mo... Read more...
Cappuccino Newsletter 29 July, 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!

How to...

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 da Alberto
Calle Giacinto Gallina, Cannaregio 5401, Venice; Tel.: 041-5238153
This rustic tavern is frequented by tourists and Venetians alike who come here to enjoy traditional Venetian dishes such as sarde in saor, spaghetti busara and squid cooked in their own ink and served with polenta. Very homey atmosphere and reasonable prices mean the place is always packed, especially at lunchtime.

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Grancaffe Quadri
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Piazza S. Marco, 121, Venice; Tel.: 041-5222105
The "other bar" in St. Mark's Square is Gran Caffe' Quadri on the opposite side of the piazza from Florian. It was founded in the 18th century, too, and offers outdoor table service in the square, or inside in beautifully decorated rooms with original stucco work in shades of pastel green and yellow. In the morning, they serve a selection of fresh breakfast pastries, juices, coffee and tea. Lunch and dinner menus, designed by the chefs of the acclaimed Ristorante Quadri upstairs, feature a variety of simple savory dishes and desserts, while the bar is open all day long, serving coffee, cicchetti (snacks), great wines and cocktails.

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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..."