Bright red poppies bloom in an Umbrian landscape
What do the Italian towns of Greve in Chianti, Levanto, and Trani have in common with Sonoma, California and Yaxi in China? All five are part of the international "Slow City" movement – 195 cities worldwide and growing – that is an outgrowth of the very successful "Slow Food" concept sta... Read more...
Cappuccino Newsletter 30 April, 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!

Masseria Refrigerio
Statale 379, km 23, uscita Costa Merlata, Ostuni; Tel.: 0831-330424
Regional cuisine served in an old stone farmhouse located on the coast south of Bari. It is also an agriturismo with 25 rooms. Serves dinner only by advance reservation; open also for Sunday lunch. No credit cards.

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Antico Caffe Vitti
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Piazza S. Lorenzo in Lucina, 33, Rome; Tel.: 06-6876304
Since it opened in 1898 in the wonderful little Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina, Caffe Vitti has been have been spoiling its customers' palates with exquisite homemade gelato and pastries (for a real taste treat, try the delicious Sicilian cannoli). The shop also offers take-away delicatessen products and restaurant service where dishes from the Roman delicatessen tradition are interpreted anew in lighter versions. Besides the historic location with outside tables facing on Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina, Vitti has shops in Piazza Colonna, Piazza Capranica, and on Largo Argentina.

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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..."