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!

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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!

Osteria alla Piazza
localita' La Piazza , Castellina in Chianti; Tel.: 0577-733580
A little medieval borgo with a central square, a few stone houses and a rustic restaurant is the only indication that you've arrived. Eat outside in their big garden or on the terrace with a breathtaking view over the Chianti vineyards. Lovers of Tuscan cuisine won't be disappointed here: pappardelle with wild boar sauce, a delicious grilled steak, lasagnette with hare sauce and fresh porcini mushrooms are just some of the choices. Southern Italy shows up on the menu, too, with a variation of mozzarella in carrozza that uses pecorino cheese instead of mozzarella.

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Bar Magenta
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Via Giosue' Carducci, 13, Milan; Tel.: 02-8053808
From stock brokers to students to elegant signore: everybody frequents this historic bar with its original furnishings and art-deco' windows. Stop in for a morning cappuccino, a panino at lunch or late-night drink with friends: Bar Magenta is open till 4 a.m. Their pre-dinner aperitivo hour offers a complementary buffet that includes goodies like mini-pizzas and gnocco fritto, fried balls of dough overlaid with cured meats.

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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..."