Exterior of the Pazzi Chapel at Santa Croce
An art lover from New York City was the first to give: his or her $200 donation launched the five-week Kickstarter campaign to help fund the restoration of the priceless Renaissance loggia of the Pazzi Chapel and now the countdown is on, with only 24 days left to become a part of history and inscrib... Read more...
25 November, 2014
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Take a sip of the genuine taste and aroma of Italy with a brief video essay on a hot topic about Italian society, travel, or culture.
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A newsletter exclusively for travel agents, Il Postino contains travel industry news, tips for trip planning and selling points for Italian destinations.
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HOW TO TRAVEL IN ITALY & NOT LOOK LIKE A CLUELESS TOURIST
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Get Around
Don't plan to drive in Naples. Road rules are different from what you're used to, and despite being incomprehensible 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!
La Capponcina
Restaurant
Via San Romano, 17, Florence; Tel.: 055-697037
La Capponcina is situated in the hill town of Settignano in a beautiful setting decorated with antique tables and chairs, and a splendid outdoor terrace with an unforgettable view of Florence, 20 minutes away. A dinner or lunch at La Capponcina is like a meal at home - cozy, warm and personal. Good pasta dishes, or try the fritto misto (mixed plate with crunchy fried chicken, rabbit and vegetables). In the evenings pizza is served; this is a good place to dine after visiting the gardens at the Villa Gamberaia.

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Converso
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Via Vittorio Emmanuele, 199, Bra; Tel.: 0172-413626
For more than a century the 'dolce vita' of Bra has taken place in this charming cafe which still preserves its original decor. The Converso family, who founded the cafe in 1902, carried their fame as pastry chefs as far afield as New York City's Waldorf Astoria hotel.

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LIBRIVIVI: An Italian literary revolution: the audiobook, becomes the "audiomovie". List all books...

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.


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..."