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As an astonishing representation of human perfection, Michelangelo's imposing marble "David" has few rivals in the history of art. Emblematic of the guiding spirit of the Renaissance, there is no more iconic (and immediately recognizable) symbol of the genius of Italy. That's why a copy of the famou... Read more...
Cappuccino Newsletter 31 March, 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!

How to...

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!

Trattoria dal Billy
Via Rollandi, 122, Manarola; Tel.: 0187-920628; 347-0082979; 347-5702754
Trattoria dal Billy is a quaint three-story restaurant tucked into Manarola's lush mountainside with sweeping vineyard and sea views. An enchanting climb through the village's maze-like alleyways leads to a set of garden terraces where you can dine outdoors on home cooked local specialties like fresh anchovies with salt or lemon, stuffed mussels or fresh taglierini pasta dyed black with squid ink and served in a sauce of tomatoes, pecorino cheese, pine nuts, baby shrimp, pepper and olive oil. Leave room for the home baked Caprese cake whose main ingredients are chocolate and almonds.

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Pasticceria Alvino
Cafe/Sandwich Bar
Piazza Sant'Oronzo, Lecce; Tel.: 0832-247436
Stop for a "rustico" (a savory snack of mozzarella and tomato in puff pastry) or an ice cream at this popular, traditional cafe in Lecce's busiest square.

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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..."