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!

Casa Nova Il Ristorante
Via Monte San Marco, 13
, Alberobello; Tel.: 080-4323292
Since 2003, this 18th century olive oil mill has been serving Puglian specialties in a dining room characterized by elegantly set tables, old Persian rugs covering the stone floor and modern murals on the walls. Traditional first courses include little gnocchi of dark bread and black olives in a fresh tomato sauce, alongside the always-present orecchiette alle cime di rape. Freshly-made sausage cooked with bay leaves and red wine makes a nice follow-up, while the desserts are interesting and the wine list is ample.

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Antico Caffe Spiannato
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Via Principe di Belmonte, 115, Palermo; Tel.: 091-7495104
Founded in 1860, this cafe is located on a quiet, pedestrian-only street in Palemo's most fashionable neighborhood. The outdoor terrace is a great place to people watch while enjoying a sweet treat; their pastries, cakes and meringues are justly famous. At lunchtime they serve a selection of piatti del giorno including fresh salads, grilled meats and succulent pastas while in the evenings the focus shifts from coffee to cocktails and live music entertains the nighttime crowd.

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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..."