Spend a lazy summer evening beside Rome's Tiber River
When the temperatures soar, Romans gravitate to the mighty river that winds its way through the middle of town. The Tiber – "Tevere" in Italian – becomes the protagonist of annual summer festivals like Lungo Il Tevere which animates the river banks every evening until the end of August. ... Read more...
Cappuccino Newsletter 30 June, 2015


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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!

Il Ristoro dei Perditempo
Borgo San Jacopo, 48/r, Florence; Tel.: 055-2645569
Want a beautiful river view without spending a fortune? This Tuscan self-service cafe, next door to the Lungarno Hotel and only half a block from the Ponte Vecchio, is the place to come! Stop at the counter up front to pick out your meal -- lasagne, crostoni, ham & cheese platter or pappa al pomodoro are just some of the good-value choices -- and then carry it into the light-filled dining room with huge picture windows overlooking the Arno. Stop in any time; Il Ristoro is open straight through the day, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Piazza San Marco, 56-59, Venice; Tel.: 041-5205641
No visit to Venice is complete without a stop at the city's number one cafe, Florian. It's been a popular spot for tourists and locals alike since it was founded in 1720 and is the ideal place for people watching. They serve light lunches, afternoon tea or coffee and cocktails both at the original, historic cafe in Piazza San Marco (surcharge for outside tables when the orchestra is playing) and at the Florian Art Caffe' in the Palazzo Querini-Stampalia in Campo S. Maria Formosa (art cafe closed on Monday).

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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..."