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!

Ristorante La Dracena
Via Michele Amari, 4, Taormina; Tel.: 0942-23491
Our choice for a romantic meal that won't break the bank is Ristorante Bar La Dracena. The big draw at this charming venue is their romantic garden, enclosed by a typically Italianate stone wall. The menu is surprisingly wide, encompassing everything from swordfish to beef fillet, and all kinds of pastas and salads. Try the homemade lobster ravioli in a light, creamy, tomato sauce studded with chunks of lobster meat. Open May through October only; make sure to reserve a table in the garden.

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Golden View Cafe
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Via de Bardi 54/5 r, Florence; Tel.: 055-214502
You can watch the pastry makers at work in the open kitchen of this cafe' right on the river. Breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m. and there's a choice of freshly-made sandwiches at lunch. At the evening aperitivo hour, the lights are turned down low, candles are lit and the barman serves up classic Martini cocktails and his own inventions like the Spritz Ocafe', the Amour made with fresh passion fruit and the Bosco di Hemingway. The complementary buffet is continually replenished with tasty dishes from their restaurant next door.

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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..."